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Packers necktie gets car salesman fired
Chicago Tribune ^ | January 25, 2011 | Dawn Rhodes and Ryan Haggerty

Posted on 01/25/2011 9:13:09 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

John C. Stone might be the most famous Green Bay Packers fan in Chicago.

The 34-year-old Roseland resident was fired Monday from his job as a car salesman at an Oak Lawn Chevrolet dealership for wearing a Packers tie to work, but he’s already been offered a job at another dealership and been interviewed live on a nationwide sports radio show.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: fired; football; nfl; sportsmanship; ties; workplace
He should have asked for overtime. That usually takes care of ties.
1 posted on 01/25/2011 9:13:11 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

*groan*

Post of the day!


2 posted on 01/25/2011 9:15:16 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 735 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

He’s an idiot.

SnakeDoc


3 posted on 01/25/2011 9:17:08 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("They made it evident to every man [...] that human beings are many, but men are few." -- Herodotus)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Oh it was a REAL tie. I thought it was some kinda mob euphemism.


4 posted on 01/25/2011 9:17:08 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

You can easily see the manager’s point. He’s on the clock...And that’s the way it is. AND he was warned.


5 posted on 01/25/2011 9:19:00 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ConservativeStatement
Would the Chicago mob and the New York mob feel better if the Jets and Bears played for third place? Maybe they could call it the Not so Super Bowl.
6 posted on 01/25/2011 9:20:36 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I have a feeling a lot of Bears fans are going to visit this dealership if they want a car. But the dealership may need all the extra money to pay this guy if he wins a wrongful termination suit.


7 posted on 01/25/2011 9:22:13 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Packers necktie gets car salesman fired

Go ahead and sue. Dere ain't a jury in Chicagah dat'll rule for da Chedderhead.

8 posted on 01/25/2011 9:28:32 AM PST by K-Stater
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To: ConservativeStatement

I don’t get how anyone can be fired for a sports tie. Still, I think ANYONE that wears sports team birc-a-brac is a moron, but I can;t see firing anyone for it.


9 posted on 01/25/2011 9:29:38 AM PST by CWCoop
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To: Vigilanteman
Would the Chicago mob and the New York mob feel better if the Jets and Bears played for third place?

Interesting concept!

10 posted on 01/25/2011 9:32:27 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The majority of people realize that we each like our own team and enjoy wearing their colors. And the majority of people do so in jest, teasing one another and having fun on the way. People are tolerant - this dealership wasn’t. Time to shop elsewhere for cars.


11 posted on 01/25/2011 9:32:54 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Vigilanteman
A Jets/Bears Superbowl would involve markets theoretically covering 30 million people, whereas Green Bay/Pittsburgh involves 3 million.
12 posted on 01/25/2011 9:33:08 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Sacajaweau

Plus it went against the company’s marketing plan where they used Bears’ players in advertising. You could make conflict of interest as a basis for what seems to me to be a solid reason for canning this insubordinate idiot.

Here in Da ‘Burgh a lot of local businesses run advertising campaigns with Steelers’ players, and I pity any damnfool employee who’d show up for work in Ravens or Browns gear.


13 posted on 01/25/2011 9:37:50 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m all for the Packers, but how many cars is he going to sell in IL with that on? I’d fire him for being just incredibly stupid! :-)


14 posted on 01/25/2011 9:38:26 AM PST by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: JimRed
Just Ended Their Season


The only Jet going to Dallas will be the one carrying the AFC Champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers
15 posted on 01/25/2011 9:44:15 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Locally, they probably won’t suffer from this. I imagine lots of Bears fans will flock to this car lot to buy a car from the place that stood up for the home team. Nationally, they will look foolish.


16 posted on 01/25/2011 9:49:21 AM PST by texaschick
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To: ConservativeStatement

Probably all for the best. His ex-employers sound like a bunch of assholes.


17 posted on 01/25/2011 9:54:33 AM PST by elli1
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To: wideawake
whereas Green Bay/Pittsburgh involves 3 million.

But those two teams have the largest nationwide following, outside of the Cowboys.

18 posted on 01/25/2011 10:02:48 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Emperor Palpatine
The only Jet going to Dallas will be the one carrying the AFC Champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers

How's Green Bay going to get there? By Boat?.............

19 posted on 01/25/2011 10:08:07 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: dfwgator

Probably right - although the Raiders still seem to have a huge national following as well. Not to mention that the Giants have a bigger following in the New York area than the Jets.


20 posted on 01/25/2011 10:09:14 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Sacajaweau
AND he was warned.

Warned ... twice.

21 posted on 01/25/2011 10:14:52 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: From The Deer Stand
The majority of people realize that we each like our own team and enjoy wearing their colors. And the majority of people do so in jest, teasing one another and having fun on the way. People are tolerant - this dealership wasn’t. Time to shop elsewhere for cars.

Ah, tolerance. We are all for more tolerance of others bad behavior.

22 posted on 01/25/2011 10:18:27 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: CWCoop
I don’t get how anyone can be fired for a sports tie.

You don't wear a tie for a team that is a competitor to the team your boss has financial ties to.

23 posted on 01/25/2011 10:21:16 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: Red Badger

The Cheese Wagon


24 posted on 01/25/2011 10:55:36 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Pulled by a Moose driven by your sister?..............


25 posted on 01/25/2011 11:09:58 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: dfwgator
But those two teams have the largest nationwide following, outside of the Cowboys.

I wonder why that is?...........

!VIVA VAQUEROS!......!VIVA VAQUEROS!......!VIVA VAQUEROS!.......

26 posted on 01/25/2011 11:12:40 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: wideawake

I think I’m the only Lions fan here in Cowboys country.


27 posted on 01/25/2011 11:14:50 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

You may be the only post-Sanders Lions fan, period.


28 posted on 01/25/2011 11:17:44 AM PST by wideawake
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To: SeeSac
I agree that the employer was fully within his rights to let the guy go...especially when he was repeatedly warned.

The larger point that is being missed here is how ingrained tribal loyalties are as part of the human experience, whether they are geographic, linguistic, religious, sports teams, etc. This story illustrates in microcosm why any effort at one-world governence is ultimately doomed to failure, although for many, job loss would be the least of their worries.

29 posted on 01/25/2011 11:24:59 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: thefactor

One this is - the guy was neither a Muslim nor a minority. If he were, this would not have occurred.


30 posted on 01/25/2011 11:27:31 AM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: Joe 6-pack
The larger point that is being missed here is how ingrained tribal loyalties are as part of the human experience, whether they are geographic, linguistic, religious, sports teams, etc.

Interestingly, Miss Arkansas (in the Miss America contest) answered that she would rather be considered a citizen of the world rather than a citizen of Arkansas or a citizen of the USA.

31 posted on 01/25/2011 11:35:29 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: Mr. Wright
One this is - the guy was neither a Muslim nor a minority. If he were, this would not have occurred.


32 posted on 01/25/2011 11:37:33 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: SeeSac
"Interestingly, Miss Arkansas (in the Miss America contest) answered that she would rather be considered a citizen of the world rather than a citizen of Arkansas or a citizen of the USA."

Young skull full of mush. Just wait 'til she pops a few kids out and gets in fights with parents from another little league team. We'll see how truly global she is.

33 posted on 01/25/2011 11:42:31 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Sacajaweau

He is a salesman. He was NOT on the clock. He was of course employed by the firm at the time, but he was not on the clock.

Now in a city full of Bears fans and likely full of salesmen trying to pretend to be Bears fans too, his small bit of counter-marketing, ie marketing to the none Bears niche, might or might not have worked for him. But as the guy at the dealship that offerred him a new job said, good salesmen are hard to find.


34 posted on 01/25/2011 12:00:49 PM PST by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Seriously? You can understand this moron manager firing a guy for wearing a tie that the manager doesn’t like? Increible!!!


35 posted on 01/25/2011 12:15:10 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: wideawake

Yeah, if you only take into consideration those who actually live within the geographical areas of those two teams. However, you’re leaving out people who live far away from those areas who are fans of either team.


36 posted on 01/25/2011 12:19:01 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: wideawake; dfwgator

I would say the Bears have the biggest following of any team in American sports. The NFL has the most fans, the NY fanbase is split amongst two teams and L.A. doesn’t have an NFL team. Added to all the transplanted Chicagoans around the country.


37 posted on 01/25/2011 11:13:51 PM PST by Borges
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