reply to Ecwfrk
said by Ecwfrk:Actually, all they need to do is put a spin on it and show a slightly larger quarterly profit and the shareholders won't care. Have you seen the economy recently? No one cares about the long term, everything's 'what can we do to make a crapload of money next quarter' or 'how can we inflate our stock prices even more.'
Amorality is generally a poor long term business strategy. Shareholders tend to scream bloody murder when a company they're invested in performs amoral acts.
Anyway, this was not "we can implement our new initiative by doing this and make $x but piss off a lot of people, or we can do that and only make $y but everyone will love us." No, you're saying a public company instead said "we're going to spend $z to make $0 while hoping maybe 0.1% of our customers will even notice?" I think not. No, they're doing this to gain something, not because they want to be 'nice.'