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2012-11-01 09:55:13 AM  
Your reading comprehension is bad and you should feel bad.
 
2012-11-01 10:01:19 AM  
Catastrophic FAIL, subtard.
 
2012-11-01 10:11:28 AM  
FYI: Menards is the guilty culprit; not HD or Lowes
And it involved a Civics Course and not a termination.
 
2012-11-01 12:54:14 PM  

Bontesla: FYI: Menards is the guilty culprit; not HD or Lowes
And it involved a Civics Course and not a termination.


An *OPTIONAL* civics course, one of many different online courses offered on a bunch of different subjects.
 
2012-11-01 01:18:47 PM  

dittybopper: An *OPTIONAL* civics course, one of many different online courses offered on a bunch of different subjects.


That as a minimum wage retail employee you would be expected to take along with the product training courses, on your own time, if you ever even thought about advancement within the company.
 
2012-11-01 01:38:34 PM  
I think I'd consider a hostile workplace suit. My politics are non of my employer's business.
 
2012-11-01 01:41:28 PM  
I see everything is covered here...
 
2012-11-01 01:46:50 PM  
learn to read, subby
 
2012-11-01 01:48:26 PM  
I understand your need for validation via approved links is important, subby, but take a minute to read the farking links before you submit them.

FFS.
 
2012-11-01 01:49:06 PM  

Bontesla: FYI: Menards is the guilty culprit; not HD or Lowes
And it involved a Civics Course and not a termination.


You forgot: subby is illiterate.
 
2012-11-01 01:49:18 PM  
Subby (and the mod who approved this) needs a mandatory reading comprehension course.
 
2012-11-01 01:49:21 PM  

dittybopper: An *OPTIONAL* civics course, one of many different online courses offered on a bunch of different subjects.


Yep, totally optional. You can decide to take it or you can decide to never find any advancement within the company again.

While workers are not required to take the course, those who hope for promotions may feel pressure to do so, since it is clear that management is paying attention to who is or isn't taking the at-home classes, which are conducted on the employees' own time. The civics course is offered as part of a battery of courses, most of which pertain to products sold by the company, or other aspects of working at Menards.
 
2012-11-01 01:49:26 PM  

Diogenes: My politics are non of my employer's business.


They are when you're participating in activities directly designed to hurt your employer. Really, what's the difference between advocating high-tax, low-profit Democrat policies and burning down a Company warehouse? In both cases, you're hurting the Company and should be fired.
 
2012-11-01 01:50:47 PM  
this is perhaps the biggest fail of any subby ever.
 
2012-11-01 01:51:06 PM  

Shaggy_C: Diogenes: My politics are non of my employer's business.

They are when you're participating in activities directly designed to hurt your employer. Really, what's the difference between advocating high-tax, low-profit Democrat policies and burning down a Company warehouse? In both cases, you're hurting the Company and should be fired.


Oh puhlease. Go formulate a real argument and get back to us.
 
2012-11-01 01:51:52 PM  
Note to self: Never even CONSIDER working for Menards

Second note to self: Never hire subby
 
2012-11-01 01:51:53 PM  

Shaggy_C: Diogenes: My politics are non of my employer's business.

They are when you're participating in activities directly designed to hurt your employer. Really, what's the difference between advocating high-tax, low-profit Democrat policies and burning down a Company warehouse? In both cases, you're hurting the Company and should be fired.


5/10

Too blunt
 
2012-11-01 01:52:13 PM  

Shaggy_C: In both cases, you're hurting the Company and should be fired.


Poe poe poe post.
 
2012-11-01 01:53:29 PM  

Shaggy_C: Really, what's the difference between advocating high-tax, low-profit Democrat policies and burning down a Company warehouse?


Yeah, where the fark are those? In your farking HEAD? History shows more growth and more prosperity under Democratic leadership.

You are a lying, willfully ignorant slime.
 
2012-11-01 01:53:34 PM  

Diogenes: I think I'd consider a hostile workplace suit. My politics are non of my employer's business.


If only there were some way that workers could organize to collectively protect their interests and prevent this kind of intimidation from management.
 
2012-11-01 01:54:27 PM  
Is there some kind of rule in place now on Fark where the headline and the article it references are not allowed any overlap in the Venn diagram?

Why didn't I get that memo?

/Always left out of the loop, me.
//Prolly a TF thing I suspect.
 
2012-11-01 01:55:13 PM  
I was just about to spend several thousand dollars on hardwood flooring from Menards.

I guess I'll take my business to Lowes. I bought a new Samsung washer and dryer set a few months ago. Really happy with the service, free delivery, and set-up. I'll pay a little more for the flooring just for spite now. Menards is on my stores to avoid at all costs list with Wal-Mart and Target.
 
2012-11-01 01:55:22 PM  
boomstickcomics.com
R.I.P. Me nards 

 
2012-11-01 01:55:24 PM  
Screw you Menards, and that slack-jawed geezer that used to be in your ads.
 
2012-11-01 01:55:51 PM  
So can anyone tell me if Shaggy is kidding or if he is continuing his dissent into right wing nuttery?
/What happened to you man?
//You used to be cool!
 
2012-11-01 01:56:01 PM  
I've read a few stories now in which companies warn their employees to vote Romney or face some consequence. They were all companies that benefited from the housing boom in a big way, and would like another housing boom please.

Ship's sailed, folks.
 
2012-11-01 01:56:09 PM  
has anyone noticed that the headline doesn't match the article?
 
2012-11-01 01:56:20 PM  
Sonicwall blocks all of tumblr for being mature/porn. Someone halp so I can mock subby, too?

/pretty please?
 
2012-11-01 01:56:28 PM  
As it's already been stated before, Subby is an absolute destitute f*cking retarded illiterate failure.
 
2012-11-01 01:56:31 PM  
Corporations are sitting on $5.3 trillion dollars. Record profits. So where are the jobs?
 
2012-11-01 01:56:44 PM  

MPAVictoria: So can anyone tell me if Shaggy is kidding or if he is continuing his dissent into right wing nuttery?
/What happened to you man?
//You used to be cool!


dissent is the highest form of patriotic
 
2012-11-01 01:57:13 PM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com 

You will submit.
 
2012-11-01 01:58:32 PM  
Liberals: "Hey! Only we're allowed to tell workers who they should be voting for! At least form a union to funnel money to Democrats before you do it!"
 
2012-11-01 01:58:34 PM  
This seems like a risky strategy. i know how I would react if an employer attempted to influence my vote - and it wouldn't be receptive.
 
2012-11-01 01:59:05 PM  
Wow, that's sick, I guess no more Menards for me.
 
2012-11-01 01:59:09 PM  

MPAVictoria: So can anyone tell me if Shaggy is kidding or if he is continuing his dissent into right wing nuttery?
/What happened to you man?
//You used to be cool!


Some time ago, he would post regular comments interspersed with trolls. He said, more than a few times, that people didn't respond to the normal comments, so he would troll and say stupid things because people would respond (he needed the attention, apparently).

Over time, it seems as though he just trolls more and more.
 
2012-11-01 01:59:14 PM  

quatchi: Is there some kind of rule in place now on Fark where the headline and the article it references are not allowed any overlap in the Venn diagram?


[condescending wonka]

You ARE new here, aren't you?
 
2012-11-01 01:59:41 PM  

Doc Daneeka: Diogenes: I think I'd consider a hostile workplace suit. My politics are non of my employer's business.

If only there were some way that workers could organize to collectively protect their interests and prevent this kind of intimidation from management.


I'm not personally a big union guy, but I'd come down there and pass out union literature in those stores. Watching the managers heads explode trying to avoid the 60% pay cut would almost be worth the trip.
 
2012-11-01 02:00:12 PM  

randomjsa: Liberals: "Hey! Only we're allowed to tell workers who they should be voting for! At least form a union to funnel money to Democrats before you do it!"


I lol'd.
 
2012-11-01 02:00:25 PM  
While it's certainly not an employer threatening to fire employees for voting Obama it still is an employer actively campaigning for Romney, and is ethically murky I think, especially since people who go through the propaganda course are rewarded.

lh3.googleusercontent.com

It certainly falls in line with Romney's leaked tape telling CEOs to encourage their workers to vote for Obama, something that we've seen a wave of this election.

"I hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their job and their future in the upcoming elections. And whether you agree with me or you agree with President Obama, or whatever your political view, I hope - I hope you pass those along to your employees. Nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business, because I think that will figure into their election decision, their voting decision and of course doing that with your family and your kids as well."

I think whenever a politician feels compelled to say "there's nothing illegal about doing what I'm telling you to do", you've probably waded into some ethically ambiguous territory at the very least. Of course the unions certainly do the same thing, though they have a lot more evidence of Republicans attacking unions than Democrats attacking businesses, and Obama isn't secretly encouraging them to do so. As far as we know.
 
2012-11-01 02:00:41 PM  

Shaggy_C: Diogenes: My politics are non of my employer's business.

They are when you're participating in activities directly designed to hurt your employer. Really, what's the difference between advocating high-tax, low-profit Democrat policies and burning down a Company warehouse? In both cases, you're hurting the Company and should be fired.


Well, I was all ready to go with the fire-bombs, but now that you mention it, I think I'll pursue grassroots political action.
 
2012-11-01 02:00:53 PM  
gladiatordiary.files.wordpress.com

Save big money at Menards! (Also, didja notice there's a black fellow there in the White House? Don'tcha think we should do something about that, then?)
 
2012-11-01 02:02:18 PM  
Shaggy's still got it, I see.

It wouldn't surprise me if my company fired people for being Libbylib Commiecrats. That's why I try not to discuss politics in the workplace.
 
2012-11-01 02:02:22 PM  

DORMAMU: Shaggy_C: Diogenes: My politics are non of my employer's business.

They are when you're participating in activities directly designed to http://www.fark.com/comments/7411889?startid=80398478&fpost=Ua_iXIvbFQ k5X7lmY9UC5QegiiHVlTekE_ztXn3#bhurt your employer. Really, what's the difference between advocating high-tax, low-profit Democrat policies and burning down a Company warehouse? In both cases, you're hurting the Company and should be fired.

5/10

Too blunt


Shaggy's face when you responded:

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2012-11-01 02:02:40 PM  

Kevin72: Corporations are sitting on $5.3 trillion dollars. Record profits. So where are the jobs?


In vaults in Geneva and the Bahamas. Just waiting to trickle down on us.
Some fine day.
 
2012-11-01 02:02:46 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Wow, that's sick, I guess no more Menards for me.


Really? Just now? Menards has been in and out of the news over the past decade due to labor and environmental issues. And its no secret that the family is full of right wing nutcases.

/went to high school with one of the Menard sons
 
2012-11-01 02:03:27 PM  
♪ Save big money at Retards! ♪
 
2012-11-01 02:03:35 PM  
Go fark yourself
 
2012-11-01 02:03:37 PM  
Not to belabor the point, but I for one am relieved that subby fails in every way imaginable. As someone who regularly engages in home improvement projects, has only a Lowe's local, and prefers Home Depot when it's available, I was concerned for a moment. After reading TFA, I'm relieved to be able to justify my gut instinct which had always warned me against Menard's.

/Always thought it was just their creepy-as-fark spokesman
//Runs in the family - me, my dad, and my grandpa all got the screaming heebie-jeebies from him
 
2012-11-01 02:03:54 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: [gladiatordiary.files.wordpress.com image 296x344]

Save big money at Menards! (Also, didja notice there's a black fellow there in the White House? Don'tcha think we should do something about that, then?)


$10 says he's had those glasses since the 80's.
 
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