Travel Blogger Says Multi-Billion Dollar Company Swiped His Idea

When popular travel blogger Turner Barr woke up in the middle of the night to find out that global recruitment firm Adecco Group had started an “Around the World in 80 Jobs” marketing campaign, he was sick to his stomach. Why? Because Barr has been traveling the world since 2008, and has spent the last two years pouring his "blood, sweat, tears, energy and money" into his website, "Around the World in 80 Jobs." Astonished and demoralized to find that his entire brand, image, and web personality had been swiped and trademarked by a multi-billion dollar a year corporation, Barr called on social media and the Internet to spread awareness for his cause - and the Internet answered! Since publishing a blog post last Thursday, Twitter, Reddit, and Facebook have blown up with people supporting Barr, who says "we’re setting a precedent for how corporations view other young, independent online entrepreneurs like me or anyone with an idea to dream big. Holding them accountable is in all of our best interests." On Saturday, Adecco apologized on their Facebook page, but has yet to reach an agreement with Barr. RightThisMinute talked to Barr via Skype to hear where he is at in negotiations with Adecco now. RightThisMinute also reached out to Adecco for a response, but has yet to hear back.

See an update on this story.

You May Also Like

Son Asks Dad for Princess Doll, Son Surprises Mom With Tattoo

Sometimes parents can be pretty shocked by the actions of their children. In this first video a son shows his mama his fresh tattoo and her reaction is awesome. She first checks to see if it is real and when she realizes it is she informs him that she warned him of the consequences of this action. The mom proceeds to slap her son's cheek and the funny part that this is her adult son who is married with children. Next up, this dad says his son got two identical toys at his birthday party. He took his son to the toy store to exchange one. His son picked out this Princess Ariel mermaid barbie doll. Dad says him and mom are happy to let their kids decide what toys they want to play with. The smile on his son's face will just warm your heart.  View Now

Newest

Son Asks Dad for Princess Doll, Son Surprises Mom With Tattoo

Sometimes parents can be pretty shocked by the actions of their children. In this first video a son shows his mama his fresh tattoo and her reaction is awesome. She first checks to see if it is real and when she realizes it is she informs him that she warned him of the consequences of this action. The mom proceeds to slap her son's cheek and the funny part that this is her adult son who is married with children. Next up, this dad says his son got two identical toys at his birthday party. He took his son to the toy store to exchange one. View Now

Former Roomies Try to Play College Drinking Games, Fail Miserably

This video contains mature content: This video is precisely what they mean when "they" say you're only young once. The alcohol tolerance (for most people) significantly goes down once you're out of college and into the real world. Elite Daily gathered a few former roommates to conduct a little experiment involving a lot of beer. The results are exactly what you would expect. Watch! View Now

RTM Favorites

How Cats Can Literally and Figuratively Take Over Our Computers

Artist Kelsey Goldych imagines a very surreal, yet literal interpretation of how cats take over our computers with this playful short starring a mischievous cat. If you know anything about the internet, you know cats pretty much rule it all. Check out this super clever animated piece Goldych created for her senior project at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia with original music by Zack Bogucki. View Now

Man Who's Color Blind Seeing A Sunset for the First Time Is Powerful

Aaron Williams-Mele was born color blind. His parents recently gave him a set of Enchroma glasses. When Aaron decided to try them out, he picked an ideal spot. He saw his very first sunset at Whitehurst Beach in Norfolk, Virginia. The look on his face says it all. Let this video be a reminder to not take your sight (or nature) for granted. Take the time to go out and watch a sunset or two once in a while, because not everyone can.  View Now

Funny

Son Asks Dad for Princess Doll, Son Surprises Mom With Tattoo

Sometimes parents can be pretty shocked by the actions of their children. In this first video a son shows his mama his fresh tattoo and her reaction is awesome. She first checks to see if it is real and when she realizes it is she informs him that she warned him of the consequences of this action. The mom proceeds to slap her son's cheek and the funny part that this is her adult son who is married with children. Next up, this dad says his son got two identical toys at his birthday party. He took his son to the toy store to exchange one. View Now

Former Roomies Try to Play College Drinking Games, Fail Miserably

This video contains mature content: This video is precisely what they mean when "they" say you're only young once. The alcohol tolerance (for most people) significantly goes down once you're out of college and into the real world. Elite Daily gathered a few former roommates to conduct a little experiment involving a lot of beer. The results are exactly what you would expect. Watch! View Now

You'd Never Guess What Happens to This Kid With a Box on His Head

Let's play a little game. What's going to happen to this little peanut who tries walking with a box on his head? If you guessed "he's going to crash into the wall because he can't see because, well, he is wearing a box on his head," then you're pretty much the best oracle of this generation. As you can see, the box used to be for "Free & Clear Wipes," but this kid's vision is anything but free and clear. View Now

Animals

Two Dogs Get Rescued From Tight Spots

It's important to look out for all animals, and in these cases, two of man's best friend needed help out of tight spots. A kayaker came across one dog who got stuck in the foliage near the river. The kayaker was able to get it free from the mud and vines that trapped the poor dog. Another dog got trapped in a gate in India; luckily Animal Aid was nearby and rescued it. View Now