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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:

0-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
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.
 
2012-11-01 02:05:21 PM  

gingerjet: 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


Well, I don't like them much, especially after the pay bribes and then get permission to fill in the wetlands thing, so it won't be a great loss for them when I stop going there completely. It is bad business to alienate (roughly) half of your potential customers, no matter how you look at it.
 
2012-11-01 02:05:52 PM  

bulldg4life: 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.


Thanks for the reply. I don't post here as much as I used to and every time I come back Shaggy seems more and more nutty. Very weird.
 
2012-11-01 02:07:00 PM  
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.
 
2012-11-01 02:07:11 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.


Masterful. I really thought you overstepped when I first read it, but my trolldar needs calibrated.

10/10 would lol again
 
2012-11-01 02:08:07 PM  
Shouldn't the mods at least read the first f*cking paragraph of the article before greenlighting it? I mean the headline couldn't be further from the truth if it were coming out of either side of Mitt Romney's dick-sucking mouth.
 
2012-11-01 02:09:03 PM  
lh3.googleusercontent.com

THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE.
 
2012-11-01 02:09:09 PM  

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.


You suck.
 
2012-11-01 02:09:54 PM  
See Right Wingers, this is forcefully indoctrinating people. Not teaching your kids science in school.
 
2012-11-01 02:10:25 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.


I agree completely. In fact, we should allow workers who are really loyal to the company to prove it by signing over their voting right to their employer. Then he'd know it would be used by his employer to do what's best for business. Anyone who refused is obviously trying to destroy the company.
 
2012-11-01 02:10:41 PM  

Granny_Panties: 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.


I'm here in Wisconsin as well (near Madison, but not close enough unfortunately). I second your motion. I made myself a mental note to never to go Menards again. And it didn't surprise me at all to hear this about Menards.
 
2012-11-01 02:11:15 PM  

EyeballKid: [boomstickcomics.com image 640x480]
R.I.P. Me nards


Honestly, when I lived in MN that was all I thought of when a Menards commercial would come on. "Save big money at Menards" then I would add with a hurt voice "NOT MENARDS!"
 
2012-11-01 02:11:16 PM  

yeegrek: The company owning Lowe's and Home Depot (among others) to their employees:


Oh, wow. Just....wow.
 
2012-11-01 02:11:39 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!"


This.

Both are wrong.
 
2012-11-01 02:12:00 PM  

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.


That's not fast and loose, you should have had the company right.
The rest I'll give you a pass on only because C is always the right answer, and sort of is what MENARD's is trying to sell to their employees here.
 
2012-11-01 02:12:44 PM  
Well, that's disappointing to hear. I used to like going to Menards when I lived in Illinois. Good prices and good selection and friendly service. Truly a sad day.
 
2012-11-01 02:14:51 PM  

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.


I've taken the liberty of highlighting your epic failure.

skullkrusher: has anyone noticed that the headline doesn't match the article?


Obviously the modmins didn't.

mediablitz: 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.


I wonder if Menard's sells sarcasm detectors? Maybe I should go down to Home Depot and check.
 
2012-11-01 02:16:15 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE.


This is what Republicans would make true, more like.
 
2012-11-01 02:16:19 PM  
I used to love just touching Menards, but as I've aged it's gotten less satisfying.
 
2012-11-01 02:17:16 PM  
That's not fast and loose, you should have had the company right.
The rest I'll give you a pass on only because C is always the right answer, and sort of is what MENARD's is trying to sell to their employees here.


Crap, you're right. That was a bed soiling on my part. Rushed to get the link in.
 
2012-11-01 02:17:28 PM  

yeegrek: Subby here. ... However, The company owning Lowe's and Home Depot (among others)


First of all good on you for outing yourself. It's commendable. Secondly: assume the position, bite your pillow, and think of England because we're going in dry.
 
2012-11-01 02:17:54 PM  

BMulligan: I wonder if Menard's sells sarcasm detectors? Maybe I should go down to Home Depot and check.


way to support corporate political coercion, dick

/subby
//not really
 
2012-11-01 02:19:55 PM  

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.


Subby, your submitted headline was bad, you're a bad person, and you should feel bad.

/did I miss anything there?
 
2012-11-01 02:22:25 PM  

Skirl Hutsenreiter: 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.

I agree completely. In fact, we should allow workers who are really loyal to the company to prove it by signing over their voting right to their employer. Then he'd know it would be used by his employer to do what's best for business. Anyone who refused is obviously trying to destroy the company.


You are awesome sir.

/SMH and LOL'd at the same time.
 
2012-11-01 02:22:29 PM  

BMulligan: 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.

I've taken the liberty of highlighting your epic failure.

skullkrusher: has anyone noticed that the headline doesn't match the article?

Obviously the modmins didn't.

mediablitz: 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.

I wonder if Menard's sells sarcasm detectors? Maybe I should go down to Home Depot and check.


How could subs think the same company would own competing home improvement stores? That's idiotic.
 
2012-11-01 02:25:11 PM  

skullkrusher: BMulligan: I wonder if Menard's sells sarcasm detectors? Maybe I should go down to Home Depot and check.

way to support corporate political coercion, dick

/subby
//not really


Mom always liked you best!

delafont.com
 
2012-11-01 02:26:56 PM  

yeegrek: 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.


it wouldn't make much of a headline primarily because that STILL isn't an accurate summation of the article.
TFA has nothing to do with LOW or HD
 
2012-11-01 02:27:04 PM  
"Civics 101: The National Self Governing Will In-Home Training,"

but seriously, we're not fascists. No seriously.
 
2012-11-01 02:33:47 PM  

GTATL: How could subs think the same company would own competing home improvement stores? That's idiotic


I personally don't think that's farfetched. Brands are more or less uncorrelated with manufacturing these days. Companies merge, spin off, etc. constantly.

Around here Jiffy Lube bought out some competing chain or other whose name I currently forget. Eventually they re-branded those stores, leading to Jiffy Lubes across the street from one another. After that they got around to closing some of the more-redundant ones.
 
2012-11-01 02:34:02 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.


I let out a quiet guffaw.

It's only class warfare when we fight back, etc.
 
2012-11-01 02:34:30 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!"


subby's alter ego is randomderp. Same lack of comprehension, but much more ignorant.
 
2012-11-01 02:36:34 PM  
Dear Menards,

Just STFU and sell me a hammer!

Signed,

TV's Vinnie
 
2012-11-01 02:38:56 PM  
You'll save big money, save big money, when you shop Menards.

I farking hate that song and I refuse to enter a Menards even though it's the cheapest home store around. I'll give my business to DoItBest, True Value or ACE any farking day of the week.

Consumer Companies Conspiring Against Good People And Therefore America:
Papa Johns
Menards
Home Depot
Anyone advertising on Rush or Glen Beck
Chick-fil-a
Hobby Lobby
Anything the Koch Brothers own
WAL-MART
 
2012-11-01 02:40:36 PM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Shouldn't the mods at least read the first f*cking paragraph of the article before greenlighting it? I mean the headline couldn't be further from the truth if it were coming out of either side of Mitt Romney's dick-sucking mouth.


For fun:

1) Submit trolltastic headline
2) Link to hardcore porn
3) See how long it takes for admins to notice
 
2012-11-01 02:42:44 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: :Menard's guy pic:


Frank Caliendo and Jerry Sandusky had a baby together?
 
2012-11-01 02:46:51 PM  

coeyagi: As it's already been stated before, Subby is an absolute destitute f*cking retarded illiterate failure.


randomjsa is in the thread...we're in danger of reaching absolute destitute farking retarded illiterate failure critical mass.
 
2012-11-01 02:47:26 PM  

DORMAMU: Too blunt


Correct. Firebombing a warehouse is a bit over the top. Here's a better comparison: Actively supporting Democrat candidates is like picketing outside of your employer's storefront and telling people to boycott his business. Though you're doing it in your off time, do you not think it still affects your career prospects?

Moral of the story, don't talk about politics at work.
 
2012-11-01 02:47:35 PM  

Gaseous Anomaly: GTATL: How could subs think the same company would own competing home improvement stores? That's idiotic

I personally don't think that's farfetched. Brands are more or less uncorrelated with manufacturing these days. Companies merge, spin off, etc. constantly.

Around here Jiffy Lube bought out some competing chain or other whose name I currently forget. Eventually they re-branded those stores, leading to Jiffy Lubes across the street from one another. After that they got around to closing some of the more-redundant ones.


Right, that's what happens when you buy a competing company. You don't just own 3 brands of stores that compete with each other. There's a difference. Lowe's is constantly fighting with HD. If you knew anything about the market, you would know that they aren't owned by the same company.
 
2012-11-01 02:48:38 PM  
Figures two soulless box chain stores who exploit 3rd world countries to profit heavily off their cheap crappy building materials would oppose anyone who has criticized how well people at the top are doing, and that we can't go back to the economic policies of the Bush administration.

Maybe if we didn't have access to such cheap crap in the first place, people would learn the value of what they're spending their money on.
 
2012-11-01 02:49:09 PM  

yeegrek: Anyhow, lighten up.


profile.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2012-11-01 02:49:27 PM  

Shaggy_C: DORMAMU: Too blunt

Correct. Firebombing a warehouse is a bit over the top. Here's a better comparison: Actively supporting Democrat candidates is like picketing outside of your employer's storefront and telling people to boycott his business. Though you're doing it in your off time, do you not think it still affects your career prospects?

Moral of the story, don't talk about politics at work.


Stop trolling
 
2012-11-01 02:50:01 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 546x414]

THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE.


8% for "sleaze?" Surely Larry Flynt could give the govt more bang for their buck.
 
2012-11-01 02:50:55 PM  

whidbey: Figures two soulless box chain stores who exploit 3rd world countries to profit heavily off their cheap crappy building materials would oppose anyone who has criticized how well people at the top are doing, and that we can't go back to the economic policies of the Bush administration.

Maybe if we didn't have access to such cheap crap in the first place, people would learn the value of what they're spending their money on.


I think I found you're solemait, subby
 
2012-11-01 02:55:56 PM  

whidbey: Figures two soulless box chain stores who exploit 3rd world countries to profit heavily off their cheap crappy building materials would oppose anyone who has criticized how well people at the top are doing, and that we can't go back to the economic policies of the Bush administration.

Maybe if we didn't have access to such cheap crap in the first place, people would learn the value of what they're spending their money on.


Speaking as someone who rarely RTFA, you should really RTFA.
 
2012-11-01 02:59:00 PM  

whidbey: Figures two soulless box chain stores who exploit 3rd world countries to profit heavily off their cheap crappy building materials would oppose anyone who has criticized how well people at the top are doing, and that we can't go back to the economic policies of the Bush administration.

Maybe if we didn't have access to such cheap crap in the first place, people would learn the value of what they're spending their money on.


It's Menards (again), it is NOT Home Depot or Lowe's. Subby is just a moron.

Menards has been known for snorting Koch for some time.
 
2012-11-01 02:59:30 PM  

coeyagi: you should really RTFA.


I did. I missed something?
 
2012-11-01 02:59:52 PM  

whidbey: coeyagi: you should really RTFA.

I did. I missed something?


nothing more than usual
 
2012-11-01 03:01:48 PM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: Menards has been known for snorting Koch for some time.


Ah. I see.

Well we should be so lucky we don't have those out here.

That said, I wouldn't be surprised if the Hope Cheapo or Lowe's didn't follow suit.
 
2012-11-01 03:03:11 PM  
That reminds me. What ARE Obama's economic policies(other than letting the bush tax cut expire)?
 
2012-11-01 03:08:31 PM  

s2s2s2: That reminds me. What ARE Obama's economic policies(other than letting the bush tax cut expire)?


More jobs, don't raise taxes on the middle class, soak the rich the wealthiest can afford to pay more taxes, energy independence including green energies, I probably mised something
 
2012-11-01 03:10:03 PM  
Welp, enjoy not getting my business Menards. I'm sure ypu'll miss me as much as I miss you.
 
2012-11-01 03:18:40 PM  
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 to
close 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 might
steal 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 restrained
by 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.
 
2012-11-01 03:23:10 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.


I have actually met small business owners who really do believe this. In fact, in 2008, I was working with a company where the owner was very pro-McCain/anti-Obama. At lunch, one of the new workers, during a conversation over the elections, had mentioned in the break-room they had voted earlier in the day for Obama. An employee who had been with the company for 4 years replied they had also voted for Obama. The next day the owner fired both employees but never gave a reason.

I overheard the owner at a local bar, talking to a friend of his who also owns a small company, using pretty much the same wording/logic described in your post. Thing is, since most of the fly-over states are at-will employment, employers can fire you pretty much for any reason they want with a couple exceptions. I quit a few months later since I couldn't work for such an asshat.
 
2012-11-01 03:33:20 PM  

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 to
close 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 might
steal 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 restrained
by 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.


Sounds bootstrappy. Thank God for the job creators!
 
2012-11-01 03:44:39 PM  

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


I was going to lambaste subby as well. I happen to work part-time at night at HD (work FT as the Senior Network Engineer and Service Manager at an IT company.) and nowhere in our training system, which is called "The Knowledge Depot", are their any training videos or literature about the elections.

In fact, we just had a store meeting where the district manager talked about how managers, department heads, and employees are to keep political talk off the sales floor and that Atlanta (corporate HQ) just put out a memo reaffirming the SOP that all employees are to not push political viewpoints or campaign in the stores. We had this talk two months ago and just a couple days ago as well.
 
2012-11-01 03:51:37 PM  

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.


[Citation Needed.gif]

I'll give you some leeway but seriously, HD and Lowes are not owned by the same company. You are not that stupid.
 
2012-11-01 03:52:53 PM  
randomjsa (farkied: "Holy fnck you're an idiot." - Nina_Hartley's_Ass): 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!"

1) Everyone who works has a boss. Unions aren't worth jack these days outside of a few industries.
2) Workers with a union could tell the boss to put a sock in it when he starts doing the Koch Brothers' dirty work.
3) Holy fnck you're an idiot.
 
2012-11-01 03:54:05 PM  

sprawl15: I used to love just touching Menards, but as I've aged it's gotten less satisfying.


You're doing it wrong.
 
2012-11-01 04:16:02 PM  
wtf is a Menard? How do you pronounce this creature? Maynard? Me-Nard? Men-ard?

I don't like its jib.
 
2012-11-01 05:04:30 PM  
You never go full Menard's.
 
2012-11-01 05:18:34 PM  

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.
 
2012-11-01 08:30:08 PM  

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.


The equation is simple - people are stupid, so you can convince them that taxes on business are too high if you have the right propaganda "news" outlet, and said outlet will conveniently ignore that taxes are at historic lows, the stock market is at historic highs and corporate profits and cash-on-hand are VERY healthy in order to appease the US Chamber of Commerce and ALEC outfits who have their dicks so far up Ailes' ass that his tonsils have foreskin.
 
2012-11-01 10:07:18 PM  
i1284.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-01 10:39:03 PM  

s2s2s2: That reminds me. What ARE Obama's economic policies(other than letting the bush tax cut expire)?


PPACA (aka "Obamacare").
 
2012-11-01 11:11:31 PM  
You should never go full Menard, man.
 
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