Published: Wednesday, Oct. 10 2012 2:00 p.m. MDT
Truth may hurt but this is a tacky way to get the message out. Politically
based? Ya think? I am betting there is more than one way to skin a cat but he
is probably telling it like it really is. I just think he could have done it
better and not come accross as such a prude. But I do hope that he
does not have to lay anyone off. (in more ways than one)
If this man is the CEO of a company he owns, nonpublic, go for it. But then a
CEO does not open the doors for the customers, brings the food tray, changes the
bedding and cleans the bathroom. If this man is so foolish as to lower his
standard of service and lose customers, the customers will cut his pay. LOL
I read the actual email on another news site, and I have to say that although I
agree with his reasoning and his rational I think that was totally inapropriate
to send to all his employee's. I don't think it is apropriate for
anyone in a leadership position be it a boss, teacher, or religious leader, to
potentially make someone feel unwelcome because of their political ideas.
Only an idiot would leave this great country based on who is president. If you
have no loyalty to this country, than leave now. This includes some individuals
in Hollywood, or other wackos from the far left or right.This
country is greater than any president or any of the above.
I would suggest you read the entire email which he verified that he did send
out. I believe if you'd take the time to research instead of just believing
all which the media presents, you'd be a wiser individual.A
quick google search will result in many links where the email can be found in
its entirety. His points are valid and as a privately held company his claims of
being beaten down in the media as the evil 1% are true. When you
look at most of the economic woes in our country right now they have been
exaccerbated by the current administration even though they have led the people
to believe they have no fault. Their attempt to fix things by handouts and
stimulus packages is a joke. Who has paid for those failed attempts? Who will
continue to pay until we are all standing in line with our hands out?Wise up and learn! By the way, isn't Ron Paul visiting UVU?
He has given hundreds of people jobs for years.People may not like
the realities of the economy, but that does not make this guy some sort of demon
for warning people about what will happen.When the costs to hire
someone exceeds the profit that they can produce, employers have no choice but
to change something. (Unlike the federal government which just prints money or
borrows it or raises taxes!)Just like you or I may decide it is not
worth it to work any more if our hourly wage is cut below our current pay, say
from $250 (for lawyers) $50 for plumbers, or $10 for fast food workers, company
big wigs have the same option. Why should they work long hours, risking their
life savings, and put up with all the governmental hassles for a lot less than
the are used to making?Therefore, we will see many companies cut
costs, or go out of business. Anyone complaining about how this is
unfair is free to start up their own company and absorb all the added costs
being imposed by Obama, until they too work for nothing and stand to loose
everything they invested.
Every medical device company in America is saying the same thing. Thanks to the
Medical Device Excise Tax, which takes effect Jan 1, we are laying off 5% of our
work force. The list is already made. The only way these unfortunate employees
will still be employed next year is if Romney wins and manages to repeal
Knee jerk reactions from those who've not read, not researched and not
learned to think for themselves. Truly sad.
Sorry for his employees but if this is the way this guy runs his business and
now to threaten staff...I'd kind of like to see it happen. Maybe if
we'd have gotten proper single payer health care coverage and took that
monkey off the employers' back it would have helped, eh?
So if I had said this . . . having been unemployed since May 1st and knowing my
prospects of getting a REAL job will be nil if Obama wins the election . . .
would it carry more weight than having been said by a 1%er?
If this story were about a left-leaning owner, or the story about standing
miners behind a candidate with the resulting pay loss, or requiring salaried
employees to make predetermined political contributions, no matter what, the
left-leaning individuals and/or candidates involved would never hear the end of
it. Funny how some groups don't seem to mind when the conservatives do
Obama the dictator renewed the tax cuts and cut taxes further with 2 percent
from fica. Obamacare is modeled after republican ideas. How far to
the right do you want this guy to go?
The statement by Mr. Siegel may seem harsh, but this is the most critical
election in the history of our Republic. A vote for the
Progressive-Socialist-Democrats is a vote that will reduce our freedom, and will
erode our economic system. President Obama has not had the best interest of the
Republic on his mind during the past four years, and it is time to replace him
with someone who cares about this nation. There is ample evidence in the Obama
record to indicate his motives, and all are sinister. November 6, 2012 is as
critical day in the history of our nation and the Republic, as July 4, 1776!
There's going to be a lot of companies laying people off if Obama is
elected. They won't have a choice. The company I work for is one of
those. We are loosing money for the first time ever this year and have been in
business over 20 years. The title to this article was ridiculous.
Being fired is a lot different that being laid off. This article is talking
about lay offs not firing.
What strikes me as comical is how many people in this forum say the man is
trying to blackmail or extort his employees to his way of thinking. All I read
was that "if any new taxes are levied on me", he will have to lay some
people off/reduce the size of his company/ies. how is that forcing his
employees to "vote his way"?
This is what happens when you hire Marie Antoinette as your Vice President of
Sift and winnow, winnow and sift. There is so much misinformation and political
posturing going on out there no one seems to realize America has a serious
problem and we keep electing Republicans AND Democrats with one purpose in life
to get elected and accomplish nothing substanitive while in office. We need to
elect a senate and a house that will put the interests of our country and our
grandchildren ahead of short sighted politicking and greedy self interest. When
are we going to insist on an end to gridlock in DC and elect problem solvers not
more problem creators.
It shows the level these guys will go to get their way. Bulling employees to get
their way is as low as it gets.
Re: "Twice as many business executives . . . say the global economy will
prosper better if . . . Obama wins . . . a poll showed on Friday."Like I said -- All businessmen know Obama will kill off private business. Only
a few are brave enough to say so.
Romney is going to take Utah no matter what this guy says. So his
employees here at least have no control over the election. For him to threaten
them before he even sees what happens with the economy after the election is
really low.He's only guessing about the future.If he want to go
to some island and sulk, if Obama wins, fine. But to lay people off or fire them
for something they have no control over, without even giving the future a chance
- well, that's being in it all for himself. He's the kind of CEO who
gives corporations a bad name.
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