As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barrack Obama is our President and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase by about 10%.
But since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal state of the economy, we will have to lay off sixty of our employees instead. This has really been bothering me since I believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who would have to go.
So, this is what I did. I walked through our parking lots and found sixty 'Obama' bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the ones to let go. I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. They voted for change......I gave it to them.
I will see the rest of you at the annual company picnic.
Originally posted by teslahowitzer
Now if we could just get the rest of the companies in America to do the same thing, this would be great. I heard that Ford motor company did sort of the same thing in the early 80s, they had to cut a number of employees, they checked out the parking lot, got the sticker #s of all of the newer non american cars, matched the #s to employees, and pinkslipcity...S&F...
Originally posted by SilentKoala
Funny, but I'm pretty sure discrimination on the basis of political affiliation is illegal...
Fellow Business Executives: As the CFO of this business that employees 140 people, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barrack Obama will be our next President, and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, I figure that the Clients will have to see an increase in our fees to them of about 8% but since we cannot increase our fees right now due to the dismal state of our economy, we will have to lay off six of our employees instead. This has really been eating at me for a while, as we believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who will have to go. So, this is what I did. I strolled thru our parking lot and found 8 Obama bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the first to be laid off. I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. These folks wanted change; I gave it to them. If you have a better idea, let me know.
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
Any organization that puts profits before people is not an organization I would ever work for personally.
The week before last, shortly after Missouri Rep. Todd Akin made his combustible comments about how women subject to “legitimate rape” were unlikely to get pregnant, a couple of office workers at a large energy company got into a heated discussion about whether Rep. Akin’s views had any merit. The two disagreed so vehemently, they nearly came to blows. Alarmed about the disruption, the employer called Steven Hurd, a partner at the New York law firm Proskauer in its labor and employment law department. Could the company fire the employees, or was their political discussion protected by the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of expression? Hurd’s response: the employer had the right to fire the disruptive employees. In fact, Hurd urged the firm to let the workers go, because their loud argument could cause another kind of legal problem: A female employee sensitive about sex discrimination could feel that a supervisor who agreed with Rep. Akin was hostile to women, which could open up the employer to a hostile work environment sex discrimination suit. In addition, the employer had a written policy that explicitly discouraged discussions of flammable political topics like abortion. The employer promptly terminated both employees.
Most people are familiar with the standard protected classes: race, sex, age, religion, etc. But beyond that, many people feel that if something is unfair, then it must somehow be illegal. Yet that is often not the case, at least in employment law. You can be fired for a host of reasons in at-will employment, such as for being a Cubs fan (an option I’m thankful my employers have decided to forego) or for not inviting someone to your happy hour (something you would never do, of course, because you like everyone you work with). And, perhaps most pertinently these days, you can usually be fired for being of the “wrong” political affiliation (not your political affiliation – the other one). I was reminded of this the other day when I received a text from a friend (a diehard Democrat) who said her boss (a diehard Republican) had just described President Obama in some rather unflattering terms. My friend let the comment slide rather than get into an argument with her boss over his views of President Obama’s policies, in part because she was afraid she would lose her job. When I saw her later that day, she asked me what recourse she would have should her boss one day fire her simply for being a Democrat. This is not just an academic question: in the past several months, there have been several news stories about employees who claim they were fired for their political beliefs, including a waitress in Illinois who claims she was terminated for wearing a Tea Party bracelet during her shift. Read more: molawyersmedia.com...
Larry Davis was terminated from his position as Senior Humane Officer (SHO) for Anderson, Indiana after refusing to support Kris Ockomon's successful mayoral campaign. Sounds shady, right? According to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, it may be shady, but it is still legal.