Aaron Couste, owner of Mainstream Communications Incorporated and Couste Communications Incorporated has been essentially stealing from his 'contractors' for years and is now wealthy of the blood and sweat of hard working people like I'm sure you are. I know I worked hard only to get charged back and have wages late, incomplete, or never arriving.
MCI is a product of its environment. They're one rung in a larger, organized crime syndicate. They contract for even shadier, larger companies like ConnecTV, who has, oh... the LARGEST contract to install DIRECTV in Northern CA... I know you know that TOG, but this is for all those lawyers and prosecutors that will read this... look into it, this is legit.
Of course, if ConnecTV didn't abuse MCI, and if MCI didn't abuse their techs, and the techs didn't abuse the customers, and if DIRECTV wouldn't abuse their customers too... well you get the picture.
I'm not saying that people that work for MCI don't work hard... they work extremely hard at ripping off every sucker that crosses their path. Ruthless bastards honestly, but they're presence on the phone is top-notch... (when you can actually reach them... believe me, they need to hear from you WAYYYY more than you them when you're actually talking to them.)
They're total and consumate professionals. Professional grifters maybe.
Every company involved in satellite and cable is so dirty in their own unique way, imagine a bunch of pigs crapping themselves, rolling in it, eating it, and then using it as currency, shitting all over each other... you just don't suspect these outfits because the entire industry has a thick glaze of blue-collar mystique and that special brand of 'contractor-dom' that is irrefutable because it merely appears that minor 'mistakes' are made.
Mistakes, like hiring unlicensed, uninsured, multiple felons to work on houses in Atherton, Palo Alto, San Ramon, San Francisco, San Jose CA... "ooopsy, I didn't know that guy was a child rapist undocumented immigrant worker from El Salvador. I totally thought he was from North Dakota, like his unlaminated driver's license said. Well, we better assure that customer everything will be OK after he left a bundle of electrical wire hanging over their picture window... maybe we should cut their phone lines when we have the face-to-face so they can't call DTV on us...'
When it's a systematic and machine-like process with multiple victims and this 'Altura Credit Union' stuff too... you're onto something Ticked Off Guy. I plan on taking them to court, maybe we can get you and a few others across the US on board and make it a class-action deal? I've sure got a truckload of bounced checks to present in:
See ya there!
Ripped off big time
Anytown in the USA, California