On The Ridiculous Soap Box Battles In The Corporate And Entertainment World Part 1

It Seems That CEOs Want To Lose Business.

Why do I say that? Well, in the last few weeks since the election–WHICH TRUMP WON LEGITIMATELY, WITH 86% OF THE COUNTIES IN THE USA AND THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE– corporate America and the Entertainment Industry have gone insane. 

We had one CEO who had to resign after discussing sniper rifles and making direct threats on Facebook–and claiming it was a JOKE. Excuse me–no reasonable person reading what that unhinged leftist wrote would have thought he was joking. Then we had ANOTHER Tech CEO who tweeted threats–and claimed he was HACKED. The two shopworn excuses of leftist loons.

Then, we have this lovely gentleman–Matt Maloney, who runs GrubHub. Grubhub, for those not familiar with it, is a delivery service. Restaurants pay on average a 13% commission to use this service. As you can see by that tweet, HIS customers skew Urban, Female, and Intelligent–and he directly states that Trump supporters are none of the above. Note the date on the tweet–he was an utter ASS even BEFORE THIS EGREGIOUS EMAIL. 

Matt Maloney Certainly Had A Meltdown.

So Matt insisted that his email had been “misconstrued”. Really, now. I have shown the email–with no other context–to literally a few hundred people online and in the real world. Ordinary people, all races, ages,  colors, political leanings. And even the liberals read it as I did: that if you believe in Trump–and by default IF YOU VOTED FOR THE MAN YOU LIKELY SHARE HIS VIEWS–YOU SHOULD RESIGN. That, my friends, is called creating a hostile work environment.

READ THE ARTICLE LINKED ABOVE, AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF. Based on the tweet from weeks before and this email, the CEO of Grubhub comes off very well–an elitist ass, who has no problem with the idea of mocking current and potential customers AND RESTAURANT OWNERS on Twitter, and no problem creating a hostile work environment either.

But That’s Not The End! Wait Until You Read This…

Here is an excerpt from the article linked above on his excuse that he was “misconstrued”:

At Grubhub, we welcome and accept employees with all political beliefs, no matter who they voted for in this or any election,” he said. “We do not discriminate on the basis of someone’s principles, or otherwise. The message was intended to advocate for inclusion and tolerance — regardless of political affiliation — during this time of transition for our country.”

I want to clarify that I did not ask for anyone to resign if they voted for Trump,” the statement said. “I would never make such a demand.”

In a tweet that was later deleted, Maloney added: “To be clear, GrubHub does not tolerate hate and we are proud of all our employees – even those who voted for Trump.”

Notice, he claims he never asked trump voters to resign. 

BUT THIS IS A DIRECT QUOTE FROM THE FIRST EMAIL:

If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here,” he wrote. “We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team.

Maloney said he rejects the “nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics of Donald Trump.” 

  1. If you voted for TRUMP–you’re likely a nationalist rather than a globalist.
  2. TRUMP IS NOT ANTI-IMMIGRANT, AND NEITHER ARE HIS AVERAGE VOTERS. WE ARE ANTI-ILLEGAL ALIEN. DO IT LEGALLY.

He also stated that if employees of his acted as Trump did, they would have been fired. And of course the actions in question were taken out of context and have been debunked multiple times.

And the paragraph above states quite clearly–if you do not agree with Matt’s assessment of TRUMP–then quit.

BOTTOM LINE, MATT–YOU’RE AN ASS, AND FULL OF IT.

If my employer stated that anyone who agreed with nationalism and the rule of law should submit their resignation, I would certainly interpret that as a hostile work environment, and a direct invitation to leave the company. And for the record, everyone I showed his first message to thought the same.

And when I showed them his excuse–including the later deleted tweet–they said he was full of it. it’s no surprise that their stock has taken a dramatic downturn. I have shown his tweets and emails to local businesses who USED TO USE GRUB HUB–and they don’t any more. Because this is just plain unprofessional and borderline illegal. Successful lawsuits for hostile work environments have risen out of far less direct evidence.

If You Feel This Is Wrong….

THEN GET YOUR LOCAL EATERY TO DUMP GRUB HUB. THIS IS A VERY COMPETITIVE FIELD IN ANY MAJOR CITY, SO THERE ARE PLENTY OF CHOICES. And for the record–if a right wing business had done the same thing when Obama got elected–I’d be calling them out also. Business is not the place for strident politics–and certainly not taken to this level. SHAME ON YOU, YOU ELITIST ASS.

 

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