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I Was Fired Today, For My Bumperstickers!!!

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posted on May, 12 2008 @ 09:03 PM
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Sup dude, no disrespect and nothing personal against you. But If I hired you to work at a daycare center and saw those bumper stickers I would probably fired you.




posted on May, 12 2008 @ 09:11 PM
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Ohhh Myyy God if this is the only time you get discriminated against consider yourself lucky, if you work in a blue collar labor market job long enough you will have your right violated. Theres not alot you can do about it. Just take it I guess, I have been discriminated against by a judge of all people. For what I feel was because I am white, I even tried to file a complaint against him, that was a joke. So dont feel like your alone just another in a long line of people who get screwed. Oh yeah I would have a problem if this were my daycare also, even though its a joke. Cant take chances with children and the sickos out there.

[edit on 12-5-2008 by want2believe]



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 09:19 PM
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Thanks for the reply, and I am not freaked out; I understand my car sticks out like a sore thumb, I really never cared or thought about it. Its a hoopdee, and isn't that what hoopdees are good for, plastering with bumper stickers?
I am looking online for some new general humor type bumper stickers. I don't know if I will remove them all or not, but because of all the great advice in this thread, I am definitely considering my choices. To me it seems unreasonable what they did, I thought I was reasonable offering to remove them/cover them/drive my sisters car.

Thanks to everyone else for your insightful posts, and for not making me feel like a real idiot, I know some posters probably wanted to if you disagreed with my sentiments.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 09:26 PM
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- Aside from the pink background on your avatar...
- Aside from the picture...

"Hotbakedtater" hasn't mentioned whether or not he/she is a male or female...What if this person is indeed male? Then, it would be a cause for concern...



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 09:29 PM
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I understand it is some joke (i dont get it ) but pedophile jokes should not be anyware near a day care center.
You must relies they are trying to keep there image clean and a worker with bumper stickers like yours causes concern.
It is a free country and all but keep in mind sometimes you have to not express yourself to get what you want.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 09:31 PM
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Hotbakedtater don't worry, you still have your bumper stickers and you're not working for people who disagree with them. Try finding something a little more lenient with your freedom of speech car.
I was always taught that most employers will look at your car and the inside of it and judge you by that. It sucks but some do. Good luck with the job situation and I wish you well.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 09:32 PM
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I would bet all the cars, cept yours in the daycare had no bumper stickers flaunting there opinions. Why would a sensitive business such as a daycare allow yours. In fact, you need to clean that trash off the back of your car if you want to be taken seriously in the business world. People with sticker crap on the back of there cars seem to be either eccentric, disturbed or nose up, eyes down on the establishment.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 09:35 PM
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Oh no! I am all female, thats me in my av, please tell me I look feminine, or I really will cry!!


And, just because you raise a good point, I have never worked in a daycare that employed a man for anything other than janitor. And that was usually a workers man. I think there is a definite conspiracy against men in the child care field.

eta, to the poster above me, I think I must be all three!


[edit on 12-5-2008 by hotbakedtater]



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 09:41 PM
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Could you see yourself as a school bus driver? There are always openings doing that.There's also more responsibility and autonomy.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 09:43 PM
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well, hot...you sound like a sweet girl and i'm an old codger from the 60's, don't let the b-stards get you down. i used to drive a morris minor that had a 3 piston engine, and pushing 70 mph sounded like the engine was going to blow. moving along...being more discreet with your polictical views has it's benefits. people have a shorter fuse these days and they are not afraid to tear someone down at the slighest provacation. my way...i tend to play dumb sometimes. people have a tendancy to open up more with their preconcieved notions and ideas, thus giving me a "wisdom reading" of what their basic life views are. at that point you can access whether you even want to associate with that person or group. also you know how far you can push that person, whether it be intellectually or emotionally. but i have a feeling you already know that.

[edit on 12-5-2008 by jimmyx]



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 09:44 PM
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I, as a mother, am VERY picky about who I let watch my child.

If I went to a daycare facility and saw an employees car that had any reference to a pedophile....I would not allow that person to watch my child. Pedophilia is not something to joke about. It is a very real problem and should be taken very seriously.

Im sure gays who see the bumper sticker feel great. Since that is a label that MOST gays have to deal with from those who are anti-gay.

It is just in poor taste and unprofessional. But I think bumber stickers all over cars are tacky no matter what they say


However, if I drove up to a bank and saw the same employee car, I would just probably roll my eyes and still bank there


I do not think suing this daycare facility is right. I dont think you will have a case either. You really may want to save your money and time and just look for a better job. However, I could be wrong. I bet the ACLU would gladly take up your case.

I am sure you now see why this was an issue with a child care facility. Since the topic is not a joking matter.

Best of luck in your future job search


[edit on 12-5-2008 by greeneyedleo]



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 09:45 PM
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Originally posted by lw2525
tater..You remind me of a good friend of mine who has anti-Bush stickers on her car. I told her not to be surprised if her car gets vandalized.
The coolest thing one can do is to stay under the radar. Never
advertise your beliefs. It's an old warrior thing...you are giving away power
when you tell others your beliefs and voice your opinions. The less people know about you, the less they can manipulate or use you. Or fire you.


I completely agree. I dont understand the concept of advertising such controversial views to the world at large. You are opening yourself up to so many potential problems with putting such stickers on your car, the OP should consider herself lucky that getting fired was the only thing that happens.

Back in the day I had a friend I refused to ride with, he had Grateful Dead stickers all over his car. He was oblivious to the fact that those stickers practically said 'STOP ME AND SEARCH ME, officer'. Just think about the trouble you could find yourself in over a silly sticker. The vandalism was mentioned, you might even find yourself getting the wrath from a card carrying GOP cop. Its just not smart.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 09:48 PM
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U shold know better. Gee whis";

IT is funny



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 10:01 PM
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When I posted this thread, I was pretty much seeing it only from my point of view. I was upset and in a kind of awed shock. Now, after seeing that the majority of posters here dont see it 100 percent my way, you are right, I can now see that other pov.


I dont have much work experience in the "real' world, I stayed home with my sons until they were grown, for about 15 or so years. I think I am really naive when it comes to this "real" job stuff, since my former work office was my own home. Every job I get canned from I learn something new and valuable though.

It sucks but it is my fault for not getting a marketable skill when I was younger, and instead just stayed home being a housewife, and mom, which no one in the real world considers a skill except daycares!!



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 10:01 PM
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I see...so that IS you. It wasn't a question of whether or not the person in the photo was feminine, but rather who was typing the posts. I mean, this is a conspiracy forum, so you never know...

By default, I tend to think that just about all the ATS posters are male, since most women generally aren't interested (at least I thought) in stuff like NSPD-51, Rex-84, and so on...

Sorry about that situation, though...But still, with the rising concerns over pedophilia in the mainstream media, stickers like that might not be appropriate, free speech or not.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 10:03 PM
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Sorry . but that is getting off light. your going down a wrong path .theres been peaple that have bad reprocasans..the dude got beat up .diviorced.
his car torched.he had to go far far away to start over. best of luck ive been screwwed bigtime more than i like to admit anyway good post take care of yourself



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 10:04 PM
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Originally posted by hotbakedtater
reply to post by greeneyedleo
 
When I posted this thread, I was pretty much seeing it only from my point of view. I was upset and in a kind of awed shock. Now, after seeing that the majority of posters here dont see it 100 percent my way, you are right, I can now see that other pov.


I dont have much work experience in the "real' world, I stayed home with my sons until they were grown, for about 15 or so years. I think I am really naive when it comes to this "real" job stuff, since my former work office was my own home. Every job I get canned from I learn something new and valuable though.

It sucks but it is my fault for not getting a marketable skill when I was younger, and instead just stayed home being a housewife, and mom, which no one in the real world considers a skill except daycares!!





I understand.
Hey, we all live and learn - that is life!

But really, good luck in your job search. You will find the perfect one for you
Just hang in there!



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 10:04 PM
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hotbakedtater,

Uh, yeah you look fine and like a young woman with an edge.

We know you're young, not just because of your avatar, but because 9 out of 10 of us wouldn't put all our cards on our bumper - why because we know it may offend someone and create unwanted attention. I know your young and looking for attention from like minded folks, but you need to tone it down or expect a few extra obstacles - at least until the job has less importance in your life. It's just not something you do when going into someone else's space (or business) and making such a big statement before you've begun especially since your in need of employment.

When you own the business and you're running the show you can say what ever the hell you want and you may lose a customer or two, but you're free to be yourself as much as your wallet will allow. When you're an employee you are a representative of your employer and it's your employer who decides what type of an image he/she wants you to portray. What you did unknowingly or not was inappropriate.

I've been self employed for over 15 years and I know if I go in to company's talking UFO's or some of the stuff we have in here I'm probably going to lose a few clients who think I'm a little too out there - understand? I also know that while I usually dress pretty casually, some places it would be disrespectful to come in wearing shorts and a T-shirt even though I've proved my worth and wouldn't lose them over it - but I adjust accordingly somewhere between my comfort & theirs out of respect for them. It's just part of life.

I suggest that you chalk it up to an cheap learning experience and move on to bigger and better jobs and people. Next time either take those stickers off or take the bus. You can still work for the enemy, you just don't want them to know that. Spiders don't catch flys, by advertising themselves. If you want to eat learn to play the game - until you get to make the rules.


[edit on 12-5-2008 by verylowfrequency]



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 10:07 PM
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Darlin' your gorgeous, don't let anybody tell you differant. I've never gotten fired for bumper stickers...but I have for speaking my mind. Now you know what to expect from employers and you can act accordingly to improve your lot in life. Good Luck M'lady, things sometimes workout for the better in this type of circumstance.

Zindo



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 10:10 PM
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Oh and just so you know, I got fired three weeks ago for speaking my mind,LOL. Again, good luck we both need it,LOL!
Zindo



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