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.
jgilb: John Menard is piece of shiat. He preaches free market capitalism, but when Lowes wanted to open a store in his home town of Eau Claire WI he threatened toclose all of the local operations and put hundreds out of work.He also fired a manager who build a wheelchair ramp for his paralyzed child because managers are not allowed to build onto their homes because they mightsteal materials from his stores.What about the time he tried to place arsenic wood ash into his home garbage service so he could try and bypass the EPA rules on proper disposal.Oh yea. I was at the 1st wedding of his son where he got drunk and called the bride a "gold digging whore". When the bride's brother went after him he was restrainedby the other guests and told to go to the parking lot and cool off. A few minutes later John Menard drove around the corner in his car and swerved towards the bride's brother, barely missing him.That's just the start of this rich pricks bad behavior.
Killahertz: 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
yeegrek: Subby here. Believe it or not, my reading comprehension is intact. I fully admit I was playing fast and loose with the story's facts. The story did say that employees felt they had to take the course since their overlords were watching (and apparently very ideological). However, The company owning Lowe's and Home Depot (among others) to their employees: "Obama's economic policies are A) bad, B) very bad C) catastrophically bad or D) you may or may not suffer some career-oriented consequences soon or possibly further down the road, we haven't decided yet, let's just see who wins the election first" wouldn't make for much of a headline.Honestly, after the avalanche we've seen over this election season of right wing troll headlines, I just wanted to get in on the fun. Why can't we libs not suck it just for once?Anyhow, lighten up.
sprawl15: I used to love just touching Menards, but as I've aged it's gotten less satisfying.
Kevin72: Corporations are sitting on $5.3 trillion dollars. Record profits. So where are the jobs?
Oreamnos: Kevin72: Corporations are sitting on $5.3 trillion dollars. Record profits. So where are the jobs?Within recent memory there was an article in the Minneapolis paper business section describing how Menards has been thriving and replacing "smaller" stores with even larger ones. So the last four years can't have been too horrible for them. They've certainly absorbed my home improvement dollars without too much difficulty.
s2s2s2: That reminds me. What ARE Obama's economic policies(other than letting the bush tax cut expire)?
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