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Originally posted by kosmicjack
LOL! Nice. How old are you?
The irony is hilarious. HBT simply had questions about her own free-speech rights. She didn't sign up for psychoanalysis or character assassination.
I consider this post to be about a conspiracy, against me, and my politics. Also, I simply cannot believe what happened to me is legal, or could happen in the USA.
The OP has clearly stated that, given the responses she has received, she now sees her actions in a different light. Any more rubbing her nose in it just makes the poster look bad, not HBT.
Great to know that ATS gets off on kicking someone when they're down.
Originally posted by kosmicjack
reply to post by shug7272
I really don't think people read before they post.
The OP has admitted culpability. Period.
She has not asked for the thread to stop. Period.
I am suggesting that people not get so personal and spiteful in their replies. Period.
But I guess it's easier to post a snide remark about the OP in this thread rather than go post something interesting or smart in another thread.
Originally posted by ColdWater
Why not write to Larry Craigs office and tell them you got fired because you're a gay Republican and a pedophile?
Don't let them shut you up or make you feel bad for your beliefs.
Originally posted by Maxmars
I suspect my post will be lost in the crowd but:
A: "At Will" simply means there is no contractual obligation between the employer and the employee, implicit or otherwise. It means that the employer has no obligation to the employee other than to compensate for services in accordance with local and federal labor laws. It does not mean that that you have no recourse under the law.
B: There is no civil ordinance stating that your bumper sticker is illegal.
C: If the employer is stupid enough to state for the record (say in writing) that you were terminated because of the offensive nature of your bumper sticker - you have a case. It IS that simple. Offensiveness is not a crime.
The employer can STILL terminate you, but he or she must never reference the cause or they can be sued for a myriad of other reasons.
Virtually every state in the union has an office with a title akin to 'Human Rights commission" or some such. They will accept your filing of a case. They will inquire as to the reason for your dismissal. Lacking any legal counsel some employers will 'spill the beans' and admit the true cause. They will be told they have to compensate you for the 'lost time' and they have no choice but to rehire you, after which time they will summarily fire you again -without cause.
Your bumper sticker is your own business, what other people think of it is entirely your own business. Those who want to impose their own mentality to it will ALWAYS seek to 'make you understand' that you are NOT free to say what you want to on your own vehicle, but in all reality THEY are wrong! YOU WILL however, face up to the reality that the consequences of what you say are real and in that, you must always be willing to pay the price.
Was I targeted because I dared to flaunt my political ideals from my bumper?