posted on Dec, 23 2013 @ 12:34 AM
reply to post by Nyiah
I wasn't offended but of COURSE she should be fired. Her job is public relations. As in not pissing of the public. The sheer stupidity of posting
that 'joke' (I'm more offended by how unfunny it was than the subject matter) alone would make me question an employee and possibly fire them. The
fact that it's her job to know better pretty much cements that she should be fired.
This isn't nonsense PC. This is not someone getting furious because they identify as a bisexual turtle and insist on being called a tursexual
(weird, spell check says no). This is a company with an image, and not firing her could potentially cost them lots of dough, and she has demonstrated
a complete lack of common sense. The media poo storm is ridiculous, but her getting fired is not. She is a representative of that company, and I'm
pretty sure they don't want to be portrayed as finding racism or a very serious illness as humorous. Also, let me see her contract.
You're allowed to think and say whatever you want (yeah yeah not yelling fire in a theater) but there are consequences. A company can choose to axe
you for being overtly offensive. You can't walk up to a black customer and drop the no no word. You can't work at a daycare and make jokes about
raping the kids without expecting the IRL banhammer.
Let's be honest, would you rather hire this company now or a company without the 'scandal'? I would rather hire the one with a clean slate. I
would also rather use the company that fired the chick over the one that didn't. Don't give me any nonsense about respecting the company for
protecting free speech. Would you hire a company with an outspoken Black Panther member? I would not. I would steer clear of them, even if they did
good work because I wouldn't want to be associated.
OP two things for you. The first, I need the name of the woman in the avatar. I'm all sorts of smitten kitten. Meow. Second, I think I know the
phrase about the baby and the bathwater. Don't cook the baby in the bathwater, use chicken broth.