Courtesy of Jean-Luc
Speaking of FTR – not nice people…
Broadband provider Frontier Communications recently laid off the West Virginia state Senate president after a vote the company didn’t like—and yes, you read that correctly.
West Virginia does not have a full-time legislature, and state lawmakers can supplement their part-time government salaries ($20,000 a year, according to BallotPedia) with jobs in the private sector. West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael, a Republican from Jackson County, was also a sales manager for Frontier. But after six years with the company, Frontier terminated his employment on May 26.
The dismissal came just weeks after Carmichael voted for a broadband infrastructure bill that was designed to bring faster speeds, lower prices, and more competition to Internet customers. It was described as a layoff in local press reports, but Carmichael said in multiple interviews that he believes the Senate vote led to his newfound unemployment.
“I bet you that cost me my job”
[When ethical concerns stop mattering at the top, they stop mattering at the bottom. Wouldn’t be surprised if Carmichael decides to sue Frontier. ~ Ilene.]