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I Was Fired Today, For My Bumperstickers!!!

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posted on May, 16 2008 @ 08:49 PM
When did we become so unintelligent that we couldn't figure out that having a bumper sticker that mentions anything about pedophilia (other than abolishing it) while working in a daycare center would be okay?

When did our collective brains fall out of our collective heads? I mean for ****'s sake, what were you thinking? Do you think that them coming to you first and mentioning that they weren't okay with the bumper sticker being on THEIR employee's car in THEIR parking lot where THEY get paid to care for other people's children was some kind of negotiation??? Did you think you could just explain away THEIR and THEIR CUSTOMERS' concerns with YOUR humor???

Do you not have a friggin' clue?

I seriously mean it when I say THIS is the reason I only come here occasionally now - I really can't stand dealing with this level of idiocy.

[edit on 5-16-2008 by Valhall]

posted on May, 16 2008 @ 08:55 PM
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posted on May, 16 2008 @ 08:59 PM

Originally posted by WraothAscendant
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And to think I did a two step process to read this. I had to take you off ignore first. Wait, that's 3 steps, now I have to put you back on.


[edit on 5-16-2008 by Valhall]

posted on May, 16 2008 @ 09:16 PM

posted on May, 16 2008 @ 10:27 PM
Oh my God, Idiocracy is coming true.

You have a bumper sticker displaying the words 'gay paedophiles' and you want to work at a childcare centre?

You must have 100% # for brains.

Good to see the ever present peanut gallery in action. Freedom of speech is a non-issue here.

[edit on 16-5-2008 by seenitall]

[edit on 16-5-2008 by seenitall]

posted on May, 17 2008 @ 09:48 AM
I cant believe this thread is still going. Perhaps the OP should post a voting board to see what the general consensus is? Would be a good idea and good way of seeing what majority opinion is?

posted on May, 17 2008 @ 11:13 AM
reply to post by hotbakedtater

Sorry for what happened to you at the job!
The sad truth is that most of this country has adopted
what is called At Will Employment.

They way it works is the Boss can and will fire you
almost anything.
Such as
Looking at you boss funny
Bad hair day
Not dressing appropriately for the job
Not having the correct model of car, Ford come to mind.

But others have said similar things.


posted on May, 17 2008 @ 11:49 AM
Hi, all. Just wanted to update my thread like I said I would.

I got another job yesterday, and I disclosed that I have a couple of bumperstickers on my car. The boss said no problem. That easy. It is at a local private club, and I am excited to start! The best thing about this new job is that I will be using very little gas, and it pays on par with the job I just lost. It is NOT a daycare!

Later on this afternoon, I am going to bring my car to the carwash, and get the ratty, old faded and GOP bumperstickers off. If anyone has any ideas for new ones, I am open to suggestion.

Because of what I personally feel was possible discrimination for perceived sexual orientation, I came in contact with a WONDERFUL local organization, where I will now be building a positive resume for the future by volunteering. I start Tuesday night!

My story, which will probably generate as much great and needed debate is going to be featured in our local media. It is sure to raise awareness and hot debate, which is ALWAYS good.

I am so grateful for all of the advice and kind words in this thread. It has made me stop and reconsider how I DO want to be perceived in our community, especially since I am now going to be volunteering for such a good organization. Its been a learning experience, and such a negative thing I managed to turn positive. Thanks for all your interest, pro and con.

posted on May, 17 2008 @ 11:53 AM
reply to post by hotbakedtater

Well congrats!
My suggestion for a new bumper sticker? Tool. Thats what I have.


[edit on 17-5-2008 by schism85]

posted on May, 17 2008 @ 12:11 PM

Originally posted by hotbakedtater

My story, which will probably generate as much great and needed debate is going to be featured in our local media. It is sure to raise awareness and hot debate, which is ALWAYS good.

Good luck with everything. I hope that the daycare center does not lose any customers over the coverage on the news, or you might not be done dealing with them yet. This may all come back to bite you in the rear, yet.
They can always use legal recourse against you, too.

In regards to the bumber sticker removal, maybe you should invest in a couple of cans of paint primer instead of new stickers so you can be incognito for a while. Better yet, get the car painted a completely different color!

Cute that you warned your new employer about the stickers. Did you mention what happened at the daycare center and that this was now going to be on the news?

Granted the stickers were not going to be a problem, but since this is a private club, and you are now going to be a celebrity, I wonder if that will have any impact on the job?

You might just want to warn the new employer that you are going to be the subject of a hot debate in the media and find out if they think that is ALWAYS a good thing!

posted on May, 17 2008 @ 02:03 PM

I told you, you would find the perfect job for you

I may not agree with most of your stances, but I do wish you the best of luck in your job!

posted on May, 17 2008 @ 02:31 PM
reply to post by hotbakedtater

Well I'm happy for you that you found a job so quickly. Good luck. Being proactive instead of reactive always helps - you're not hopeless after all

posted on May, 17 2008 @ 09:10 PM
I honestly hope the name of the daycare center isn't included in the "news" story. That's an unneccesary headache for the owners who had every right to fire you in the first place.

That's not fair to them. They're just trying to run a business. Just let it go already.

posted on May, 18 2008 @ 09:11 PM
I agree with MirthfulMe....Kinda a no brainer for anyone with common sense.


posted on May, 18 2008 @ 09:33 PM
reply to post by hotbakedtater

I'm amazed you still consider yourself discriminated against because you were fired from a childcare centre for promoting pedophilia on a bumper sticker. Not everyone gets all humor, there are times and places.


It's a thankless task defending common sense in this day and age.

[edit on 18-5-2008 by Shere Khaan]

posted on May, 19 2008 @ 01:56 AM
True that ^^ cant believe this is still going on. Why hasn't common sense prevailed

posted on May, 19 2008 @ 02:06 AM

Originally posted by hotbakedtater
Because of what I personally feel was possible discrimination for perceived sexual orientation,

You think you were fired for "possible discrimination for perceived sexual orientation"????

You're kidding right?

posted on May, 19 2008 @ 08:45 AM
I've removed several bumperstickers over the years because I was worried that they might have been misinterpreted by a new employer.

those are the words of someone that will never be a leader and always live life NOSE 2 HOLE like a rental horse . no matter what the situation is don't ever let someone's opinion rule the way you live your life . take the bull by the horn's and don't let go for anyone. freedom was built on people just like you who weren't afraid to share their mind with the world .
right ,wrong or anything else don't let anyone push you around or make you conform to their view's .
if i were in your shoe's i would be a thorn in their side for a long time to come and they would never forget my name for as long as they were in business . your better off without those kinds of closed minded people anyway .
also don't be job scared everything happens for a reason and there is more and better just around the corner. i have no problem with somebody like you
" a free thinker " using up my taxes for housing and education " in conjunction " and make a difference in this failing piece of garbage that we call a country.
the bottom line is that life as we know it could end at any moment so get it all in and don't be a rental horse !!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on May, 22 2008 @ 02:41 PM
yup, pretty sad she is still blaming others for her own decisions?! You get fired for having a bumper sticker that says "GOP Gay Old Pedophiles". Why would this be even humorous to you in the first place, ESPECIALLY since you have kids. I mean, I understand the joke, but it's a lame joke and uses the word pedophile. What is funny about that word? It's like using the word rapist on a bumper sticker. I mean, sometimes those little things like GOP stands for gay old pedophiles might be semi-humorous to say in passing, but to actually put on your car. I've read lots of posts in this thread and feel like you haven't learned anything. Do you ever place blame on yourself? You say you made a mistake, but then you want to let the local news know what happened. This means that you take no blame and are blaming others for your poor decisions. I figured you were 20 from your original post, but I'm seeing you are not. You will forever be facing the same problems with your friends, your family and with employers if you don't change your ways. I guess you can continue to blame others if it makes you feel good about yourself, but you aren't doing this world a favor if you are going to "expose" this daycare center for firing you. Sure, they overreacted, but you were at fault for this, not them. And look, you got a job that was closer, pays the same and you are still seeking some type of revenge?!? Be thankful for what you have, learn from your mistakes and be a better person and American. I hate to be a jerk, but this is one of the problems with America, no one takes responsibility for anything anymore. I really hope that at some point in the near future you learn something because you have kids. What are you teaching them by your behaviour? Are you teaching them that they can blame others for their bad decisions? Ugh, I really hope you can learn a lesson in all of this because it appears you haven't learned a single lesson yet.


posted on May, 23 2008 @ 08:15 AM
reply to post by justpassingthrough

Agreed. Cant believe this is still going on. Some people are just dont learn.

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