New York City Offers Somewhat Boring Home-Based Income Opportunity

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New York City has negotiated a deal with Time Warner Cable and Cablevision where the cable companies will have to pay if appointments aren’t kept, with the refunds equaling up to the cost of a month’s bill until 2012, when Verizon FiOS (and its way superior on-demand offerings — hello, Come Dine With Me!) arrive in the city. (At that point the refund maximum drops to $25.) I suspect that there will be more than a few people who are just bored/underemployed/cheap enough to serial scheduling service appointments in hopes of catching this windfall — stopwatches at the ready, praying for a traffic jam or some other calamity that will allow them to get their porn n’ Disney for free. (Image via)