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2012-11-01 09:55:13 AM
7 votes:
Your reading comprehension is bad and you should feel bad.
2012-11-01 01:38:34 PM
5 votes:
I think I'd consider a hostile workplace suit. My politics are non of my employer's business.
2012-11-01 01:18:47 PM
5 votes:

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 10:11:28 AM
5 votes:
FYI: Menards is the guilty culprit; not HD or Lowes
And it involved a Civics Course and not a termination.
2012-11-01 02:00:25 PM
3 votes:
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 01:55:13 PM
3 votes:
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 01:51:52 PM
3 votes:
Note to self: Never even CONSIDER working for Menards

Second note to self: Never hire subby
2012-11-01 01:49:21 PM
3 votes:

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 01:49:18 PM
3 votes:
Subby (and the mod who approved this) needs a mandatory reading comprehension course.
2012-11-01 02:02:40 PM
2 votes:

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 01:56:31 PM
2 votes:
Corporations are sitting on $5.3 trillion dollars. Record profits. So where are the jobs?
2012-11-01 01:54:27 PM
2 votes:
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 01:50:47 PM
2 votes:
this is perhaps the biggest fail of any subby ever.
2012-11-01 01:48:26 PM
2 votes:
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 01:46:50 PM
2 votes:
learn to read, subby
2012-11-01 10:01:19 AM
2 votes:
Catastrophic FAIL, subtard.
2012-11-01 02:55:56 PM
1 votes:

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 02:36:34 PM
1 votes:
Dear Menards,

Just STFU and sell me a hammer!

Signed,

TV's Vinnie
2012-11-01 02:14:51 PM
1 votes:

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 02:09:03 PM
1 votes:
lh3.googleusercontent.com

THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE.
2012-11-01 02:03:35 PM
1 votes:
Go fark yourself
2012-11-01 02:02:46 PM
1 votes:

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 02:02:22 PM
1 votes:

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 01:59:14 PM
1 votes:

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 01:59:05 PM
1 votes:
Wow, that's sick, I guess no more Menards for me.
2012-11-01 01:56:28 PM
1 votes:
As it's already been stated before, Subby is an absolute destitute f*cking retarded illiterate failure.
2012-11-01 01:56:09 PM
1 votes:
has anyone noticed that the headline doesn't match the article?
2012-11-01 01:56:01 PM
1 votes:
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 01:53:34 PM
1 votes:

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 01:49:06 PM
1 votes:

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.
 
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