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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:30 AM

Dear Jerk-Offs Who are Firing Their Employees

You can't blame Obamacare, nimrods. The penalties for failure to provide your employees coverage don't kick in until 2014, and if you have under 50 employees, there's no penalty at all. So how do you explain firing them now?

What petty, petty assholes you are.

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Reply Dear Jerk-Offs Who are Firing Their Employees (Original post)
WeekendWarrior Nov 2012 OP
Systematic Chaos Nov 2012 #1
madashelltoo Nov 2012 #2
Beartracks Nov 2012 #3
freshwest Nov 2012 #13
tomm2thumbs Nov 2012 #17
intheflow Nov 2012 #20
gravity Nov 2012 #4
EmilyAnne Nov 2012 #5
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #9
Beartracks Nov 2012 #31
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #32
dchill Nov 2012 #6
part man all 86 Nov 2012 #8
aletier_v Nov 2012 #7
Eerriicc36 Nov 2012 #38
AtheistCrusader Nov 2012 #10
Jamaal510 Nov 2012 #11
Vestigial_Sister Nov 2012 #14
NCLefty Nov 2012 #34
Generic Brad Nov 2012 #36
demgrrrll Nov 2012 #12
tomm2thumbs Nov 2012 #15
lexw Nov 2012 #16
tavalon Nov 2012 #18
Volaris Nov 2012 #19
lexw Nov 2012 #29
aandegoons Nov 2012 #21
mstinamotorcity2 Nov 2012 #22
iiibbb Nov 2012 #23
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #24
RosedaleGuy Nov 2012 #25
rucky Nov 2012 #26
Iggy Nov 2012 #27
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #28
Norrin Radd Nov 2012 #30
PD Turk Nov 2012 #33
and-justice-for-all Nov 2012 #35
OldDem2012 Nov 2012 #37

Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:33 AM

1. Be sure to check out how the Cave fucks want us to "OWN IT!!!"

It's our fault that businesses are laying off, don't ya know?

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:36 AM

2. They're doing this for media attention

You won't hear one word when they extend those hours and call back the laid off. If there's one thing they all love . . . It's money. Burgers and fries don't make themselves and coal damn sure don't float up on a whim. Ignore the temper tantrum.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:42 AM

3. "We're firing employees because we're Job Creators!"



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Response to Beartracks (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:54 AM

13. Nailed it!

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:13 AM

17. B I N G O -- and it shows love for their fellow Americans


oh, that's right, their flag pins all fell off this week


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Response to Beartracks (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:12 AM

20. Exactly! n/t

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:45 AM

4. Firing over taxes makes no sense either

Don't these business owners understand that employee wages are tax deductible.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:48 AM

5. They really aren't doing the Republicans any favors.

The average person sees these tantrums and is reminded of how much they despise most corporate executives.
Coupled with Romney's "I like firing people" line and it makes these people look cruel and petty.

My husband is the president and co-founder of a small company. He AGONIZES over things like this. He had to lay off six people in 2009 and it was awful. He knew that these were people's lives he was affecting, their dreams, their families. He had already taken a substantial pay cut the year before, along with the other executives, hoping to avoid the layoffs. I just can't believe the flippant, callous way these people are talking about lay offs. It is disgusting and immoral. Never mind that it is also a bad business practice.

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Response to EmilyAnne (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:06 AM

9. There are a LOT of totally non-political people out there that are going to hear,...

....friends and family members have lost their jobs because of their rich boss being pissed off because they couldn't buy the White House and it's going to cause the right-wing AND THE RICH to lose their "victim" status.

America already thinks of these people as assholes and this will further push the idea that these people deserve zero sympathy over a lousy few percent increase in their taxes.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:31 PM

31. Don't worry, the RW spin-talk machine will blame Obama.

We'll have to see how far that excuse flies with the electorate. I'm sure the Dittoheads will believe it without question.

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #31)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:43 PM

32. That's a given but most people write that crap off for what it is,...crap.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:48 AM

6. Venting their pent-up greed...

and racism. Plus they, like Mitt and the Donald, like to fire people.

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Response to dchill (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:21 AM

8. I agree 10000000000 percent!

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:51 AM

7. it's sad but now we have to raise their taxes even more :)

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:28 AM

38. Yup

 

Take all their money!!

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:06 AM

10. It's not. This is the right wing being played for rubes.

Fox Noize and others are just trumpeting every single layoff as a result of the election. Not so. You tell me RIM wasn't going to fire people? That whole COMPANY is on a death watch, and it's not even specifically related to the economy, let alone health care. They were trading at over $140 in 2008. Their stock is worth about 8$ now. They are goners.

A lot of these layoffs were coming anyway, most or all for unrelated reasons.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:22 AM

11. I have to say that Papa John's owner is an imbecile.

I just think it's bad business to be so vocal about your politics, no matter which side of the aisle you're on. When you own a large fast food chain, you're bound to have people of all backgrounds patronize your business. And he also could've just raised the price of his pizzas by a few cents in order to compensate if Obamacare really bothers him that much.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:55 AM

14. I'm embarrassed to say...

I actually bought a pie from this dickweed last week.

Less embarrassing is the fact that it caused me to shit me drawers shortly after consumption

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Response to Vestigial_Sister (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:29 PM

34. Yes, and he's at it again, talking about cutting hours.

I already stopped buying from them after his ridiculous announcement that his pizzas would have to go up twelve cents because of Obamacare.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:15 PM

36. Apparently he does not think Democrats eat pizza

That is a pretty poor business model when you only try to serve 33% of your potential customer base.

Worse yet - alienating 67% is downright foolish.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:44 AM

12. He had a huge Romney fundraiser at his house so you know he is furious

I think a lot of these people are going to back down.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:11 AM

15. 'Greed' -- it's what has f*cked up this country, and it flows from the Republican Party


Profit is one thing, but 'obscene profit' is just that

obscene

They should update obscenity laws to take care of these idiots.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:13 AM

16. I think they're setting up the public for an attempted Obama impeachment...

...then if it doesn't pass, they'll try to gain seats in both houses.
Plan B, I'll bet.

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Response to lexw (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:32 AM

18. Plan C

We don't go back to business as usual and we keep both of those plans from happening.

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Response to lexw (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:46 AM

19. For that to happen, first the President has to comitt even the semblence of a crime...

And this has gotta be one of the cleanest Presidents in history.
Not to mention, that while the actual charges get brought in the House, the SENATE is the body that actually has to hold the Trial, and either convict, or NOT (as will be the case in that Dem-controlled body).

If they even THINK that's a firecracker that won't blow their own hands off, the lot of them are so nuts they are beyond redemption as A PARTY, and it's a drama that the NEW American electorate will get to watch, live and in Prime Time.

And Daryll ISSA is the guy that gets to Chair this Circus?

Good luck with that, House Republicans...

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Response to Volaris (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:41 PM

29. :)

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:24 AM

21. They are just making it easier to tax them.

I say tax em till it hurts it's time for America to fire the self centered rich.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:35 AM

22. Got to LOVE Republicans!!!!

They will be growing our base!!!!!!! And as they find out the truth and actually look at real math and science they will realize FACTS DO MATTER!!!!!!And they will have a learned contempt for a Party that once was!!!!

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:45 AM

23. because they were going to fail anyway

 

FUD

no business that makes emotional decisions can be expected to do well...

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:05 AM

24. Short version of their Fail.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:03 PM

25. Makes no sense

Layoffs should be a carefully thought out business decision not an impulsive political reaction. These are incompetent businessmen.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:17 PM

26. Their business model must be problematic

if they're unable to adapt to something they knew was a likely possibility for two years.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:36 PM

27. Uhh I'm Skeptical as to how widespread this is

 

due to the fact that it is illegal.

I assume the fired people are contacting the Bureau of Labor.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:37 PM

28. If I find out any of them are places I shop, I won't be shopping there anymore.

 

What douche nozzles.

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:15 PM

30. ...

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:45 PM

33. Tumbrels and Guillotines

They've been abusing us for decades, it's becoming obvious they'll never get it until we go medievil on their ass

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:52 PM

35. I would sue my employer for wrongful termination...nt

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:32 PM

37. Most employers lay-off/fire employees at this time of year to make their profits look better....

....at the end of their fiscal year. It has absolutely nothing to do with the President being reelected or Obamacare. But, they want Americans to believe that's the primary reason so they can justify firing employees before the Holidays.

I was in Human Resources and recruiting for more than twenty-five years, so I know how this works. Happens every year just like clockwork.

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