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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:23 AM

About boycotts of Papa Johns, Applebee's, etc. . . . [View all]

This Facebook status update makes a VERY important point about this, that you might want to consider before being too quick to jump on a boycott bandwagon...

Status Update
By Right Off A Cliff
There are a lot of liberal pages posting images of companies they should boycott due to the fact they might be cutting jobs or reducing hours after President Obama's victory.

While it's everyone's right to do that, also know that many of these companies, like a Papa John's, are franchises. The employment at these franchise owned locations is determined by the franchise owner, not Papa John's corporate headquarters.

By boycotting these places you hurt the franchise owner, which may have no intention of cutting hours or jobs but may due to a blanket national boycott by some for actions of which they never intended to perform at their particular locations.

In the end many of these boycotts only serve to hurt employees, not the business owners. These owners simply reduce the frequency of raises or actually do cut jobs or hours because of a decline in business.

But again, many of these businesses we've seen listed are often owned by individual franchise owners who directly control employment and pay....not their corporate headquarters.

We're not saying you don't have the right to boycott, we're just saying be aware of blanket statements by liberals that resemble the same blind following that many right-wingers display constantly. Without a view of the bigger overall picture impacted by these actions many risk behaving exactly like those they oppose.

A strength of our side is often the ability to see the larger picture rather than just our own selfish ambitions or desires...please let's keep it that way.


Personally, I think most of these threats are nothing more than a lot of hot air and aren't even worth responding to.

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