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If a big company told you to take down a blog post about an experience you had with one of their representatives, would you? http://blackwell.livejournal.com/262007.html
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Because, apparently it appears on the first or second page of search engines when you look for the name of this (totally hypothetical) company which could (hypothetically) maybe tell people who search their name about your experience. So would you take it down? Or would you link to it on all of your social networks when they asked you to take it down?
 
The more they ask to take it down, the more I would spread it around.
 
Daniel, I like the way you think. Perhaps, a friend or two, should they feel so motivated, would also link to the post as well because perhaps big companies should think a bit before asking a person to erase their own experience.
 
You think they would be interested in something like this?
 
I think so. At the very least, it's terrible sales tactics, bordering on threatening. Also if you belong to Angie's list or know someone who does.
 
Mind if I reshare this tale, in the interest of hypothetical justice of course? 
 
Hells no. I'd submit it to Boing Boing or something.
 
Reading the post, I don't think they actually worked for that company.  Having worked in a public utility, we are required to have ID at all times and if we don't have personalized business cards, we were given our supervisors cards to hand out to customers.  That sounds super sketchy, I'm glad it worked out for you though.  
 
Hi Biscuit, the person who contacted me admitted that they worked for the company. Also, this was a security company - and that isn't a public utility.
 
Well yes, I do realize the difference, but having worked with various contractors and such, at least in the areas I've worked, people in those fields have ID badges in one form or another.  I was told it was actually designed to make customers feel better about having a technician in the house.  It's just a red flag to me, that's all.  I was just concerned for you and Jared, nothing more.  But since they were actually employees of said security company, that's a pretty crappy employee or sales technique.
 
Biscuit, google amp security and you'll see their recruitment site. The problem AMP is having is JR's post shows up before that site.

It's basically a MLM scam of selling alarm systems.
 
Yes, in reading the particulars I did forget to add the "hell no, don't take it down" part.  My mistake.
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