Echostar- Dish Network Complaint - Dont do it!

Review by GoDallasMavs on 2010-12-24
If youre looking to go to work for Dish Network, don't do it! My husband has been there for 4 years and they treat their employees like dirt! Benefits are terrible and today is Christmas Eve and my husband has to work ALL DAY while the boss ( thats making him work) sits at home with his family. He doesn't even have the decency to go up there and work with them since HE is making them work! This company only cares about being open 365 days a year for the stock market- they care NOTHING about their employees and their families.
Comments:15 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-12-25
Posted by saj80 on 2010-12-24:
I'm working all day, and thankful I am still gainfully employed. You and your husband should be a little more optimistic, as he still has a job.
Posted by partyhero on 2010-12-24:
I agree with saj80. I am working on Christmas Day and happy to do so.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-12-24:
I have to work all day, too. No tears here.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-12-24:
This is the first Christmas Eve I've had off in 5 years. I used to work on Christmas too when I worked for the airline. I didn't mind. I got paid time and a half.
Posted by partyhero on 2010-12-24:
Well, the way I look at it; we are going to be slow on Christmas anyway, so basically I will get time and a half to laze around all day which is what I would be doing at home anyway. How could I resist getting paid to be lazy?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-12-24:
I can understand you being upset that your husband has to work on a day that is obviously very important to you and your family. Perhaps you can hold off on dinner and such, and celebrate when he gets home from work. A celebration delayed is not a celebration denied.
Posted by partyhero on 2010-12-24:
best answer rip.
Posted by Nohandle on 2010-12-24:
Serious question here. Are you more upset the "Boss" is taking the day off or the fact your husband has to work?
Posted by momsey on 2010-12-24:
I'm lucky enough to be off today and all weekend. But my brother-in-law had to work today and he's working all weekend. He is grateful to have a job and knew what kind of job he was taking when he took it (open 365 days a year.)
Posted by FlShopper on 2010-12-24:
My husband is working today, as is everyone in his office. We have plans for later tonight and if we get there a little later than everyone else, so be it. We will all still have a great holiday.
Posted by Enigmatic on 2010-12-24:
Almost everyone I know (including myself and my hubby) is working today. What's your point, OP?
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-12-24:
LOL OP you're....well I can't say. I work today until 10PM, my husband is doing a job over an hour away and will be gone just as long as I am. He's on call tomorrow for work so if anyone needs him he gets to work Christmas too. DEAL WITH IT.
Posted by momsey on 2010-12-24:
And besides, it's Christmas EVE. Not even a holiday! I normally have to work on Christmas Eve, but this year, since Xmas falls on a Saturday, my job gave us today as the holiday.

Your husband's boss presumably has put in his time and that's why he's the boss. If he has time to take and is able to take it, what business is it of yours?
Posted by Skye on 2010-12-25:
A lot of people work Christmas Eve. My hubby is one of them, and he is also working tomorrow, Christmas day. Comes with the career he chose. We've learned to work around it.

Look at the brightside, at least your husband has a job for you to complain about, when so many others no longer have a job, and would give anything just to have a job that they could complain about. We should all be thankful for what we have, and not what we do not have.
Posted by redmx3racer on 2010-12-25:
As someone who used to be "the boss"-not at dish mind you-part of the reason I became the boss was better pay, benefits, and perks-like taking certain days off. It helps to even out everything else you put up with-being the boss most of the time is not a lot of fun.

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