PORTLAND, Maine— FairPoint's unionized workers fear they'll find a mess when they return Wednesday from a four-month strike in which replacement workers handled call center duties and maintained the telecommunications network in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. "We have to win back the confidence of our customers," said Adam Frederickson, a FairPoint worker...» Read More
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Follow these rules and you'll greatly reduce the chance that you financial adviser turns out to be a disaster, or, worse, a crook.
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The author writes, "We live in a service economy. We give more of our money to companies that get service right. We make serious commitments to take care of our customers, and yet we’re still, for the most part, falling short. Service excellence is rare."