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#298855 - 02/20/17 04:42 PM Dozens fired after skipping work to participate in 'A Day Without Immigrants' pr
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Dozens fired after skipping work to participate in 'A Day Without Immigrants' protests

Sarah Whitten
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February 20, 2017

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As numerous restaurant employees were given leave on Thursday to march in "A Day Without Immigrants" protests, others returned to their posts Friday to discover that they were out of a job.

Across the U.S. employers fired hundreds of protesters who skipped work to participate in rallies.

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#298883 - 02/21/17 06:11 PM Re: Dozens fired after skipping work to participate in 'A Day Without Immigrants' pr [Re: Golem]
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Actions have consequences, and for every action, there is a reaction. When people leave work, there may be consequences. When people fire workers, one has to assess motivation.

I suspect these employers did not consider the possible ramifications of their actions. They may be sued. They may have to defend their action in unemployment claim cases. They may face boycotts. They may have difficulty finding replacements. Good luck finding non-immigrant replacements!
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#298884 - 02/21/17 06:17 PM Re: Dozens fired after skipping work to participate in 'A Day Without Immigrants' pr [Re: NW Ponderer]
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To wit:
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: WE HAVE NOT FIRED EIGHTEEN EMPLOYEES FOR PARTICIPATING IN A PROTEST! WE ARE BRADLEY COATINGS GROUP - LOCATED IN GIBSONIA, PENNSYLVANIA - AND ARE IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH BRADLEY COATINGS INC. OF NOLENSVILLE, TENNESSEE.
Bradley Coatings Group. Identify your target...
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Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

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#298885 - 02/21/17 06:24 PM Re: Dozens fired after skipping work to participate in 'A Day Without Immigrants' pr [Re: Golem]
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The country seems to be split in half, so the number of people who boycott your business might just equal the number of people who seek you out for being anti-immigrant. We have an endless supply of aholes in this country.

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#298886 - 02/21/17 07:16 PM Re: Dozens fired after skipping work to participate in 'A Day Without Immigrants' pr [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
The country seems to be split in half, so the number of people who boycott your business might just equal the number of people who seek you out for being anti-immigrant.

CONservatives are too cheap and chintzy to spend money at all of those businesses who are losing business due to boycotts.
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#298913 - 02/22/17 04:35 AM Re: Dozens fired after skipping work to participate in 'A Day Without Immigrants' pr [Re: Golem]
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I don't think high-end establishments and larger businesses ever make political statements (with a few notable exceptions like chic-filet). The businesses that step in the dog poo and generate boycotts are mostly tiny family or individual-run businesses. I suspect Trump fans DO utilize their goods and services.

For example, a family run bakery that doesn't want to make gay wedding cakes.

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