Skip to comments.Was Employee Laid Off for Voting for Obama?
Posted on 04/08/2010 12:43:36 PM PDT by me1og
I certainly hope so.
I would doubt it very much.
In this state, your better off not giving a reason for a firing.
The article points out how this action is no different than Hollywood blacklisting actors who have conservative leanings. Of course, that sort of thing never makes news.
please, please make this true. please?
...no, he was caught exercising his Wrights to hope and change
If the boss is going under, its likely to be Zero’s fault...one of his “backers” would be the guy I zeroed in on...if you know what I mean..and why not? Is there an anti-political bias law now?
This is entirely appropriate in my opinion. He saw rising costs, rising regulation, and rising taxes. He had to cut an employee, so he chose to cut the employee who was partly responsible for the situation.
From the link:
Last Friday, someone going by the name “dermdoc” posted a thread on a message board for the Texas A&M football team with this topic: “Laid off my first Obama voting employee today.”
“Our reimbursement rates are spiraling downward, taxes are projected to go up with Obamacare, so I did it,” the person wrote. He later added: “I made this decision because I can.”
“It is kind of interesting watching their face as you explain to them the economic consequences of the policies of the guy they voted for,” wrote dermdoc.
Hotsheet reached out to the person who we believe to have been responsible for the posting, but our requests for comment went unanswered. Late Wednesday afternoon, after Hotsheet’s inquiry, the thread appeared to be removed from the TexAgs.com Web site.
...goes to character of the witness, your Honor.
If he was an obama voter, the odds are that he was not doing a good job. Of the few I personally know, nearly all of them are truly morons.
In the same spirit, it is still a free country for the employer as well. If this guy voted for the policies (adminstration) that caused the needed lay off then this is entirely appropriate not to mention a wonderful lesson in unintended consequences.
How did the boss even know that this employee voted for Obama unless the employee told him so?
So do I. It seems well deserved to me.
If someone had to be laid-off due to worsening economics, it makes sense to lay-off someone who contributed to it.
From the article:
“And what a lot of you guys and gals don’t seem to understand is that as long as I make the money, pay the bills, pay the taxes, pay the salaries, assume all the legal liability, etc., that I can do just about what I want to(as can every other business owner in the US),” he added. “And that is what really, really pisses of Obama and his minions. Unintended consequences are a beeyatch.”
would it make him feel better if he was hanged!
Sounds a lot like the story that was going around before the election. It was a cute little joke back then.
I like the one about the granddaughter no longer receiving money from the grandparents because she voted for Obama and they lost their retirement etc.
the obama bumper sticker was probably a give away.
the bragging probably didn’t hurt either.
Lets say you have two employees. You have to lay off one of them, mostly due to Obama policies continuing to harm the economy.
Both do their jobs. Both arrive on time, leave on time, occasionally stay later to finish up. Both get paid the same amount of money. Nothing really separates the two as far as employees go.
One voted for Obama, the other didn't.
Who do you lay off?
I know who I'm laying off, without question.
As long as a man owns his company it is his right to hire and fire whomsoever he please for whatsoever reason pleases him but the government will smother that right where it can.
I hope so, but I really doubt dermdoc really did this. He may have laid a guy off, and he may have done it after listening to him spout off at the water cooler once too often about his messiah. I doubt he told him, or anybody else in the office, why he laid him off. Somebody will sue.
As an aside, it’s a good lesson about politics and work. I refuse to discuss it.
“How did the boss even know that this employee voted for Obama unless the employee told him so?”
As has been said many times here on FR, if you have to fire someone, all things being equal, go out to the parking lot and find an employee’s car with the Obama bumper sticker! That should work!
Slacker votes for Obama and his free stuff, slacker gets laid off first. Sounds about right to me.
In the ‘final analysis’ - how does anyone know who you voted for? This is stupid. As stupid as voting for Obama. . .
Has anyone verified that this was a bona fide posting? For all we know, ‘dermadoc’ could just as well be Howard Dean
A court ruled after the 2004 election that the owners of an ice cream shop in one of the northeastern states could fire their employee for voting for Pres. Bush. There is no law against discriminating against someone for their political beliefs. However, I’m sure BO will change that very soon.
"Fellow Business Executives:
As the CEO of a business that employees 140 people, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barack Obama is 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 troubling to me, as we believe we are family here and I didnt know how to choose who will have to go first.
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 cant think of a more fair way to approach this problem. These folks wanted change; I gave it to them."
....and being a left winger, I doubt the guy was ever considered for the employee of the month award.
It would be an excellent reason!!!
Now I know who I'd like to lay off... And given the cognitive ability displayed in casting a vote for an obvious impostor and fraud -- its likely that this person lacked in the competence department...
But all of that said - the employer needs to judge based on the employee's performance. And not base his layoff decision on the bumper sticker on the guy's car (or whatever metric the employer used to determine the layoffee was an Obama supporter).
the employer needs to judge based on the employee’s performance.
Why? An employer should be able to use any criteria he wants to hire or fire a person for a private business.
I read a great email a couple of months ago. Basically it was written by a Boss who needed to make cutbacks at his company and decided to let go anyone with an Obama sticker on their car. The Boss said, “they wanted change, and they got it”.......
Texas is a right-to-work state and any employee can fire any employee who is not in a protected class for any reason. Must be prepared to pay the higher unemployment compensation tax that rises from their filing for unemployment unless you can show cause however. Sounds justified to me.... Obama care means lower reimbursements, overhead has to be cut...employee salaries/benefits are first place to cut! In our practice, the higher wage earners are likely to get hit first... regardless of the bumper stickers on their cars at election time...who can prove I remember which employees had hope and change tags on their bumpers? They hoped and now I’m gonna have to make a change.
Man, I’m torn on this one....not really tho’....
There are many reasons, other than job performance, to determine who gets laid off. Company loyalty, whether other employees like, respect and trust you, and somebody you believe is voting against the best interest of your company are just a few.
Many Obama voters were just young and stupid, not “morons” but just ignorant and inexperienced.
And learning quickly and painfully that bad choices have unfortunate consequences.
“. . . based on the employee’s performance.”
In this case, I’d say the employee performed quite poorly at the ballot box.
He obviously wasn't qualified enough to make important decisions.
I’m not talking about the young and stupid ones in this case, I’m talking about the ones in their 30s and 40s that I work with. They bought this hope and change crap and most aren’t willing to give up their “unicorn” dreams about the chosen one. They should know better. They are morons.
Heck, even most of the youth should know better. I wasn’t old enough to vote for Reagan, but even as a teenager I still got it.
No, when I read the story it sounded like he had to fire an employee because of Obamacare, and since the employee had voted for Obama, the employer pointed out to the employee that he was losing the job because of the vote for Obama.
Meaning that if the country hadn’t voted for Obama, the employee would still have a job.
I agree, but come on. Most who voted for chosen one still think when the gov’t gives them stuff it’s “free”. Just like most of them think that corporations pay taxes (or not enough in their rhetoric).
I think this is a situation where the guy wasn’t cutting it, he was laid off, he knew his boss was anti-obama, figured he was entitled to his job regardless of his performance and is making a stink about it...sounds like typical liberal to me.
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