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(newstalk1130.com)   The great Slut/Nazi war: Man fired, called Nazi for listening to conservative talk radio at work. Told to "Take your f***ing radio." No word on if it was spewing Santorum   (newstalk1130.com ) divider line
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2012-03-08 04:46:14 PM  
Fark Thread 6983882: In which farkers abandon the skepticism they recently discovered in Fark Thread 6976285. (new window)
 
2012-03-08 04:47:12 PM  

skullkrusher: Urbn: skullkrusher
Crap, you're right. Got my 'things that Republicans love' mixed up. Right to Work is their way of trying to eliminate unions whereas at will is their way of admitting that they can't find a way to work with people who don't agree with them on non-work related issues.

hehe there ya go


I thought you'd appreciate that. ;)
 
2012-03-08 04:49:35 PM  
I'm getting a kick out of this because conservatives are the ones who are always fighting for "right to work" laws, which means that you can, in fact, be fired for things like listening to conservative radio.

/I love the smell of schadenfreude in the morning
 
2012-03-08 04:49:55 PM  
Good. fark that guy. farking mindless retards listen to that shiat, so canning his ass will probably help the business in general.

Plus, he now gets to possibly enjoy unemployment benefits that his puppet masters have been attacking regularly.
 
2012-03-08 04:52:14 PM  

King Something: meat0918: Jake Havechek: meat0918: Jake Havechek: mrshowrules: Jake Havechek: Begun the slut/Nazi wars have.

Who would you rather surrender to?

Hmm.....cool uniforms and psychopathic behavior or ball slapping porn style sex.....

But what if they were Nazi space sluts?

Sex Nazi space sluts with thigh high boots?

Just thigh high boots, shiny black gloves, and the hat of course.

And it has to be made of leather. Leather hat, leather gloves and especially leather thigh-high boots.

Oh, and at least one of the sexy Nazi space sluts has to be a Japanese babe with at least medium-sized knockers.


Glad you realized that this was International Women's Day.
 
2012-03-08 04:53:12 PM  

Teknowaffle: I used to work at a university doing maintenance during the summer. Basically we cleaned up the dorms and painted them for the new students.

It was dull work, and we had a local AM radio station, which was about all we could pick up, and I would listen to Rush every day, despite being waaay to the left.

No one could understand it. How could I listen to something I disagreed with?

Well it was pretty simple. It flexes your thinking muscles to listen to something that doesn't confirm your beliefs. Especially during the absurdity of the 2008 election cycle. We all had lots of great discussions based on what we heard, why the callers/Rush were wrong, and so on.



I certainly am not "far left", but Rush's line is WAYYYYYY to the right of mine politically, and rather far below me ethically. Nevertheless, I find myself listening to a little bit of him (taken in very small doses and with a grain of salt) and mainly Neal Boortz, whom I find to be much more intelligent than Rush, despite agreeing with essentially nothing that comes out of his mouth. In my opinion, one of the larger problems with politics in this country is that people want to confirm what they already believe, and anything that challenges them is too uncomfortable to speculate deeply upon. Plus, there isn't really any left-wing talk radio, and it would probably suck badger balls if it did exist. At the very least, conservative talk radio is pretty entertaining, like it or not.
 
2012-03-08 04:53:41 PM  

Jim_Callahan: gilgigamesh: My guess is that its an at-will employment state anyway, and there is no such thing as "wrongful termination" in the first place, and that the author is an idiot who posts hand-wringing stories before verifying his sources.

At-will employment does not in any way preclude a wrongful termination suit. It just shifts the burden of proof that they were fired for an illegal reason to the person who was fired, which isn't really a big change because no one in states with the other set of laws is going to be dumb enough to actually write "you're fired because you're Black" or whatever on the pink slip.

Honestly, since when was political affiliation protected class anyhow? In most states, at will or not, arguing about politics on company time is probably valid disruptive behavior and grounds for termination if your employer is strict, at-will or not.


No, there is no such thing as "wrongful termination" in an at-will employment state. If he had a contract he has a breach of contract claim, if he was fired as a result of illegal discrimination he can file a complaint with the state or federal EEOC.
 
2012-03-08 04:53:58 PM  
I wonder if he was politely asked to turn the radio down? I can't imagin a realistic scenario where it goes from flipping the radio on to "Nazi" without any steps in between.
 
2012-03-08 04:54:18 PM  

propasaurus: Cat Food Sandwiches: Philip Francis Queeg: You know, if he had been in a union there might have been someone to fight his wrongful termination.

That's one reason unions are disliked by many. They keep people employed who are bad employees and should be canned.

Funny how the 'bad' emoyees are always the other guy.


Nobody gets fired for doing a good job.
 
2012-03-08 04:54:23 PM  

Philbigtime: Plus, there isn't really any left-wing talk radio, and it would probably suck badger balls if it did exist.


Probably because Lefties know how computers and television work!
 
2012-03-08 04:55:40 PM  
This story doesn't pass the sniff test. Either a whole lot of information is being omitted or the story is fictional.
 
2012-03-08 04:58:15 PM  
Slut ain't no religious cult
Slut means thinking for yourself
You ain't hardcore cos you shave that cooch
If you're a slut you should be giving head

Nazi sluts
Nazi sluts
Nazi sluts-fark Off!

Nazi sluts
Nazi sluts
Nazi sluts-fark Off!
 
2012-03-08 04:58:21 PM  

AngryPanda: Philbigtime: Plus, there isn't really any left-wing talk radio, and it would probably suck badger balls if it did exist.

Probably because Lefties know how computers and television work!


Case in point: MSNBC sucks weasel willies.
 
2012-03-08 04:58:43 PM  
Someone who approves of Scott Walker doesn't approve of having no protection against being canned for no reason?

Shoulda been in a union, dumbass.
 
2012-03-08 04:58:49 PM  
If it was a conservative talk radio station, the listener is clearly at peace with the idea of picking himself up by his bootstraps and starting over.
 
2012-03-08 04:58:58 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches:

Nobody gets fired for doing a good job.


THIS is what Conservatives believe.
 
2012-03-08 05:00:04 PM  

Cyclometh: Someone who approves of Scott Walker doesn't approve of having no protection against being canned for no reason?

Shoulda been in a union, dumbass.


two different people though person #2 could quite possibly be a Walkerite, the one with the bumpersticker was another person
 
2012-03-08 05:00:42 PM  

Muta: I wonder if he was politely asked to turn the radio down? I can't imagin a realistic scenario where it goes from flipping the radio on to "Nazi" without any steps in between.


Don't forget, he was called a Nazi "10 times" within the course of one conversation. "Realistic scenario" is a concept with which this gentleman may be unfamiliar.
 
2012-03-08 05:00:45 PM  
Here's the thing. Those who get fired can run around talking to anyone and everyone about why they were fired with no probable consequences. Employers are generally prohibited from doing the same either by law, company policy or advice from legal. This guy could've been spending his whole day in the bathroom trying to blow everyone who came through the door and we'd never know.

Not familiar with Belling but playing Limbaugh or Hannity at work wouldn't be showing much sense and conservatives have become such whiny pussies I'm not buying any of this.

It should be noted the station chose to run this without any confirmation.
 
2012-03-08 05:01:25 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: Nobody gets fired for doing a good job.


You've never worked for a large American Corporation in an "at will employment" state, have you?
 
2012-03-08 05:03:03 PM  
this sounds totally legitimate. Not only am I positive that this happened in the exact way this gentleman says it is, I'm totally sure it even happened at all.
 
2012-03-08 05:04:13 PM  

Philbigtime: Teknowaffle: I used to work at a university doing maintenance during the summer. Basically we cleaned up the dorms and painted them for the new students.

It was dull work, and we had a local AM radio station, which was about all we could pick up, and I would listen to Rush every day, despite being waaay to the left.

No one could understand it. How could I listen to something I disagreed with?

Well it was pretty simple. It flexes your thinking muscles to listen to something that doesn't confirm your beliefs. Especially during the absurdity of the 2008 election cycle. We all had lots of great discussions based on what we heard, why the callers/Rush were wrong, and so on.


I certainly am not "far left", but Rush's line is WAYYYYYY to the right of mine politically, and rather far below me ethically. Nevertheless, I find myself listening to a little bit of him (taken in very small doses and with a grain of salt) and mainly Neal Boortz, whom I find to be much more intelligent than Rush, despite agreeing with essentially nothing that comes out of his mouth. In my opinion, one of the larger problems with politics in this country is that people want to confirm what they already believe, and anything that challenges them is too uncomfortable to speculate deeply upon. Plus, there isn't really any left-wing talk radio, and it would probably suck badger balls if it did exist. At the very least, conservative talk radio is pretty entertaining, like it or not.



When Air America shut down all of my conservatard facebook friends rejoiced and prodded me with comments like "aren't you going to be devastated?". I responded truthfully; "I've never even listened to Air America". They of course did not believe me, but it's true.

I told them I don't listen to Air America because I'm smart enough to examine the news and arrive at my own educated conclusions; I don't need some dittohead telling me what to think. They couldn't understand the concept. Anyhow, most liberals I know are the same. We're smart and don't need to be told what to think.
 
2012-03-08 05:05:10 PM  

Foundling: If it was a conservative talk radio station, the listener is clearly at peace with the idea of picking himself up by his bootstraps and starting over.


Maybe someone should remind the author of the letter of the guy who after losing his job started a business clean up dog crap. That was a very bootstrappy story.
 
2012-03-08 05:06:17 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: It should be noted the station chose to run this without any confirmation.


why should that be noted?
 
2012-03-08 05:06:44 PM  

Jim_Callahan: At-will employment does not in any way preclude a wrongful termination suit. It just shifts the burden of proof that they were fired for an illegal reason to the person who was fired, which isn't really a big change because no one in states with the other set of laws is going to be dumb enough to actually write "you're fired because you're Black" or whatever on the pink slip.


That's just absolutely not true. There is no protection in at-will employment states for anyone fired from a private business unless they were fired on account of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or disability. There is absolutely no protection for termination based on political views. You could go to trial and get your former manager to admit on the stand that he fired you because you're a Republican or a Democrat and the court would throw out the case.

You have no job protections in an at-will state unless you're in some sort of disadvantaged class of people protected by federal equal opportunity law. The boss can fire you because you like the wrong football team, or because your name starts with a vowel, or because you like your toast with the buttered side down, or because you listen to Hootie and the Blowfish, or because he and his brother have a $1 bet on whether you'll turn into a hobo if they fire you and replace you with Eddie Murphy. None. Zilch. They can fire you for anything. Even if you always do a great job and you've been there for 30 years and you've got two kids in college and six months left on your mortgage.
 
2012-03-08 05:07:16 PM  
Fark.

If you're going to avoid taking responsibility by saying "b..b..but, Mom, everyone else is doing the same thing!" WOULD YOU PLEASE FIND SOMETHING REMOTELY EQUIVALENT TO A LEADING REPUBLICAN TALK SHOW HOST ASKING A YOUNG WOMAN TO MAKE SEX TAPES AND POST THEM ON THE INTERNET???

Thank you.
 
2012-03-08 05:09:31 PM  
At the risk of making conservative heads explode, I'm quite liberal and I would be very angry to find out that this man was fired simply for his choice of radio station.

On the other hand, I will wait until I have all the relevant facts before condemning the employer.
 
2012-03-08 05:12:32 PM  

LasersHurt: Right. They were fired for NO reason other than listening to conservative radio. Also, his band got kicked out of a place JUST for playing Christian music.

This all sounds legit.


This couldn't possibly be a ploy for free advertising for his Christian band...now could it? National media picks it up, Christians ban together because they are oppressed...why else mention it?
 
2012-03-08 05:13:37 PM  
I think one conservative might now realize that "right-to-work" laws are bullshiat.
 
2012-03-08 05:13:49 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Suddenly the conservative stops to ponder right to work laws.


You mean employment at will?
 
2012-03-08 05:14:13 PM  

technicolor-misfit: But, I thought conservatives had a great big "haw haw" boner for all those douches who were all "Imma fire e'ry one uh mah employees what done voted for turdbongo!!!"

Now they think it's wrong to fire people for their political beliefs?

Imagine my surprise at learning that conservatives are gigantic hypocrites with great big quivering cry-baby vaginas.


"great big quivering cry baby vaginas" is my new catch phrase.
 
2012-03-08 05:14:25 PM  
I can't stand Rush, Savage or any of the other right wing loons on the radio (and don't listen to them), but I'm shocked at the number of people who are posting, "ha ha sucks to be you". Everyone should be outraged that someone was fired for political reasons, whether you agree with his politics or not.
 
2012-03-08 05:14:36 PM  

threedingers: beerrun: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 460x460]
...getting a kick out of this thread.

What does it say about me that I look at that pic and think, "Cool! An MG-34!"...?


Teh Ghey?

//no offense, made myself LOL.
 
2012-03-08 05:15:04 PM  
Basically, anyone who listens to Rush/Boortz et. al. or watches MSNBC all day without thinking critically and doing their own research are people of the same breed, their indoctrination has just been a little different. And for you MSNBC viewers, just be aware that it's almost as bad as FOX. Take everything with a grain of salt people, and at the risk of sounding paraniod, all of these entities are run by corporations that do not give a flying fornication about you. Just try to keep that in mind.
 
2012-03-08 05:16:55 PM  

OgreMagi: I can't stand Rush, Savage or any of the other right wing loons on the radio (and don't listen to them), but I'm shocked at the number of people who are posting, "ha ha sucks to be you". Everyone should be outraged that someone was fired for political reasons, whether you agree with his politics or not.


Amen, brother.
 
2012-03-08 05:17:03 PM  
I'm very glad I wasn't the only one to get 'at will' and 'right to work' mixed up.

/waltzes away whistling innocently
 
2012-03-08 05:17:18 PM  
Last week Mark Belling broke the story of a woman who worked for a janitorial service who was fired for displaying a sign in her car--parked on public property--that indicated her support for Scott Walker.

... Mark Belling was doing some hardcore calling on Friday of last week and that may have lead to this woman being rehired, to avoid an obvious lawsuit.


Why would she sue? Does she not believe that an employer has the right to hire and fire as he sees fit? Why would she wants some activist judge to decide how he should run his business?

Show me a conservative who is happy to live by the same rules they want others to live by, and I'll show you an awesome monument in Paris that I'm selling for scrap.
 
2012-03-08 05:17:21 PM  

Aldon: So let me guess, now the cons want to regulate who businesses can hire and fire and for what reason....commies.


How dare they tread on liberal territory like that!
 
2012-03-08 05:18:09 PM  

Teufelaffe: Cat Food Sandwiches: Nobody gets fired for doing a good job.

You've never worked for a large American Corporation in an "at will employment" state, have you?


I once watched nearly an entire team that was good at their jobs (writing documentation and online help files) get let go, except two people that were kept to proofread and spot check the new document writers that were based in India.

2 months later the company quietly hired a documentation team to work out of another office after we started getting flooded with complaints, both internal and external, about how shiatty the documentation had become.
 
2012-03-08 05:19:01 PM  

beerrun: ...getting a kick out of this thread.


Who is this vision of timeless feminine beauty? She looks like she would eat finger sandwiches and drink tea with her pinky out.

/just kidding. I know that's one of the Duggar kids.
 
2012-03-08 05:20:02 PM  

indylaw: That's just absolutely not true. There is no protection in at-will employment states for anyone fired from a private business unless they were fired on account of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or disability. There is absolutely no protection for termination based on political views. You could go to trial and get your former manager to admit on the stand that he fired you because you're a Republican or a Democrat and the court would throw out the case.

You have no job protections in an at-will state unless you're in some sort of disadvantaged class of people protected by federal equal opportunity law. The boss can fire you because you like the wrong football team, or because your name starts with a vowel, or because you like your toast with the buttered side down, or because you listen to Hootie and the Blowfish, or because he and his brother have a $1 bet on whether you'll turn into a hobo if they fire you and replace you with Eddie Murphy. None. Zilch. They can fire you for anything. Even if you always do a great job and you've been there for 30 years and you've got two kids in college and six months left on your mortgage.


I think some states also include sexual orientation as a protected class. Otherwise, this.
 
2012-03-08 05:20:10 PM  

meat0918: Teufelaffe: Cat Food Sandwiches: Nobody gets fired for doing a good job.

You've never worked for a large American Corporation in an "at will employment" state, have you?

I once watched nearly an entire team that was good at their jobs (writing documentation and online help files) get let go, except two people that were kept to proofread and spot check the new document writers that were based in India.

2 months later the company quietly hired a documentation team to work out of another office after we started getting flooded with complaints, both internal and external, about how shiatty the documentation had become.


The team didn't get fired for doing a good job. They got fired because the company found a cheaper way of doing business.
 
2012-03-08 05:21:19 PM  

Scerpes: Aldon: So let me guess, now the cons want to regulate who businesses can hire and fire and for what reason....commies.

How dare they tread on liberal territory like that!


Nice deflection. No comment on why a bootstrappy conservative would want special treatment?

Liberals would like workers to be able to collectively bargain so they can't be fired at a boss's whim. Are you saying that conservatives have moved to that way of thinking, or do they only feel that way when it's THEIR asses on the line?
 
2012-03-08 05:21:20 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: Nobody gets fired for doing a good job.


How do you square this with the rash of firings that conservative bosses delivered on their employees that voted incorrectly in 2008? At-will employment means that good conservative job-creators can, should and will purge their employee ranks of "undesirables" -- those people who are voting in their own selfish interests, instead of for the good of the company. That's freedom and liberty: running your company however you want, free of the nanny state.

The man in this story who was fired is the villain. His boss, the job creator, can fire him for any reason at all, or no reason. To dare to suggest otherwise is to invite big-government regulation of business, which is un-American. To whine about being fired, to question the wisdom of your betters is likewise un-American. How can conservatives have possibly forgotten all of this?
 
2012-03-08 05:21:27 PM  
Republicans: Right to work, disband the unions.

Republican: I got fired for listening to conservative radio WWWAAAAAAAA.


/stupid republicans
 
2012-03-08 05:22:09 PM  
Ha!

In one thread we have the FARK GOP brigade telling us that a Church, or any employer really, can deny health coverage for any reason or even no reason. It's entirely up to them and you're free to work somewhere else.


Now in this thread, where an employer excercised their right not to employ someone, they are going apeshiat.


Trying to hide their "because I WANT to" behind a thin veil of rights...
 
2012-03-08 05:23:02 PM  

OgreMagi: I can't stand Rush, Savage or any of the other right wing loons on the radio (and don't listen to them), but I'm shocked at the number of people who are posting, "ha ha sucks to be you". Everyone should be outraged that someone was fired for political reasons, whether you agree with his politics or not.


Partially it's because I find the story to be bullshiat. He was probably one of those pushy jerkoffs that kept getting into heated discussions during work hours about how evil Obama is and how the public "screw-els" are ruining our children, to the point where it was a distraction. There's only so much of that an employer should have to put up with.

I had a co-worker for a while last year who kept stopping in my office to bother me about what he'd just heard on MSNBC the night before about how stupid Republican politician X was. While I agreed with him on some of the stuff, it was so intrusive and distracting that I had trouble working. I kept hoping he'd get fired.

But even if what this guy says is absolutely true, fark him. He idolizes a regular apologist for the policies that resulted in him losing his job. I have trouble finding sympathy for him. He probably thought that at-will employment policies would only affect stupid, lazy poors.
 
2012-03-08 05:23:06 PM  

Diogenes: Shadow Blasko: Diogenes: Um...maybe you're not supposed to listen to the radio during work hours?

I was told I could listen to the radio if I did so at a reasonable level.

SkinnyHead: Diogenes: Um...maybe you're not supposed to listen to the radio during work hours?

Maybe he was told that he could listen to the radio at a reasonable volume.

That's really my point. We don't know enough to jump to conclusions one way or the other.


Wait. Skinnyhead made a joke that was actually amusing and not just it's normal mental diarrhea?

Behold, for these are the End Times.
 
2012-03-08 05:23:18 PM  
BTW, can anyone find a story about a person getting kick out of Starbucks for playing Christian music?
 
2012-03-08 05:23:21 PM  

Scerpes: meat0918: Teufelaffe: Cat Food Sandwiches: Nobody gets fired for doing a good job.

You've never worked for a large American Corporation in an "at will employment" state, have you?

I once watched nearly an entire team that was good at their jobs (writing documentation and online help files) get let go, except two people that were kept to proofread and spot check the new document writers that were based in India.

2 months later the company quietly hired a documentation team to work out of another office after we started getting flooded with complaints, both internal and external, about how shiatty the documentation had become.

The team didn't get fired for doing a good job. They got fired because the company found a cheaper way of doing business.


Good point. Perhaps the moral should be "Doing a good job will not insulate you from being fired".
 
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