Scab-o-tage is a phenomenon occurring during telecom labor strikes when the company employs the use of non-contract temporary workers ("scabs") who are usually incompetent and inadequately trained for their assigned work function. As a result these temps often create more troubles than they fix and disrupt service to irritated customers. Subsequently, the company declares that these outages are caused by the strikers' vandalism attempts which serves as a public relations and corporate psychological operation with the aim to negate sympathy for the strikers as well as hide the incompetence of their replacements.
Did you hear about that fiber trunk that went down yesterday and took out all of downtown? They said a union guy cut the fiber but we all know it was just scab-o-tage.
by Paul Sack 66 April 25, 2016
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