Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Another Entry For The Bad Boss Files

Pink Slip I don't know if the following actually occurred or it's just an employer blowing off some political steam (the April Fool's Day date is a hint), but it's going to give me a new hypo for my employment law class.  The employer is Dillinger & Kovach, an advertising and marketing firm that seems to specialize in work for staffing agencies.  In one of the firm's blog postings, "The Boss" describes the need to make layoffs and how people will be chosen.  I'll quote the entire piece:

As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barrack [sic] 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 six 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 lot and found six '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.

The Boss


Hat Tip:  Eric Fink



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you neglected to mention it was posted April Fools Day, but that is probably irrelevant....

Posted by: kent | May 5, 2009 2:13:50 PM

Good eye, thanks.

Posted by: Jeff Hirsch | May 5, 2009 6:03:28 PM

This was going around the Internet well before April Fool's Day. Not a bad idea, though. Ark, ark!

Posted by: James Young | May 5, 2009 6:34:04 PM

Or it could be in the deserving employees file? If Obama is directly related to destroying my small business, and the businesses of my clients, then why wouldn't I fire the people that voted for him? Should I send the others home?

Of course my firm didn't actually do that. It was a story circulating around the internet. But one that I found to be incredibly sensible. People should think about their salaries before they go to the polls. The Unions vote specifically for the jerk who will protect them. Why shouldn't business owners do the same in order to protect their companies?

Don't bite the hand that feeds and consider your income before you vote.


Posted by: Ryan Kovach | May 9, 2009 9:13:04 AM

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