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#31 Common sense

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

Have you ever been laid off? Two weeks is exactly what you are supposed to get in most cases.

As for the other option: If they were fired, I certainly hope you don't think that this will make me think Mitt Romney is less of a self-entitled scumbag.

Besides, when you fire someone, you look them in the eye and say "you're fired".(If Mitt has trouble with this, he can call his buddy, The Donald for help) You don't quietly revoke all priveleges and change the locks. That's the coward's way out.


On the cases that I have been a colleague to someone who got fired, they were asked to gather their personal belongings in the middle of the day and leave the premises.

Two weeks is what an employee gives as notice, although one could theoretically leave anytime they wanted. The employer could also ask the employee to leave immediately, thus terminating the contract. In either case, a severance is negotiated - or whatever the contract says.


I don't care about what you or anyone else think of Mitt - you're going to paint him and the GOP in a bad light regardless of what happens.

I also don't care how you fire someone - are you going to delay firing someone just because they're not in the office but out in the field? How does that affect the bottom line? Does it delay the so-called "grieving" process that the other employees go through?
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

The real world begs to differ. You get led into the boardroom, someone behind you has your personal belongings in their hand and passes it to you, and on the table is your severance package. From there, you are escorted out the building.

Your world doesn't seem to real.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:50 PM

Yet none of this stuff happened. As the article reads, "those most loyal" to Mitt Romney were blindsided by this. One would think that cab fare would be a start at least, for a "severance package".


Not necessarily - the severance package could be anything from a penny to 6 months' wages. What does it say on the contract? In fact...does it even mention that the person is still employed by the campaign after the concession speech?
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:55 PM

Not necessarily - the severance package could be anything from a penny to 6 months' wages. What does it say on the contract? In fact...does it even mention that the person is still employed by the campaign after the concession speech?


You think these folks were on "contracts"??.. curious ..
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:56 PM

On the cases that I have been a colleague to someone who got fired, they were asked to gather their personal belongings in the middle of the day and leave the premises.

Two weeks is what an employee gives as notice, although one could theoretically leave anytime they wanted. The employer could also ask the employee to leave immediately, thus terminating the contract. In either case, a severance is negotiated - or whatever the contract says.


I don't care about what you or anyone else think of Mitt - you're going to paint him and the GOP in a bad light regardless of what happens.

I also don't care how you fire someone - are you going to delay firing someone just because they're not in the office but out in the field? How does that affect the bottom line? Does it delay the so-called "grieving" process that the other employees go through?

Where do you reside?

Not the case if you live in BC.

Such things are set out in the Employment Standards Act
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:57 PM

Willard Mitt Romney - the Venture Vulture Capitalist seems more and more accurate.


There's nothing at all evil with venture capital. It's an entirely positive thing. Private equity has its downsides, and that's what Bain Capital does.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:17 AM

On one hand I could see Mitt doing this as a precaution to prevent people from making any last minute frivolous purchases for themselves on the company dime, chances are they are probably already getting a severence package. It was pretty rude to just cancel them without notice though. Mitt's still a giant smelly turd.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:11 AM

would there have been a difference if he had lost or won? The campaign was over either way that night. For better or for worse. If they knew they were going to do that before hand and they didn't tell the campaigners then was just apathetic. He just didn't care enough about them to give them the heads up so they could be prepared for it.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:29 AM

would there have been a difference if he had lost or won? The campaign was over either way that night. For better or for worse. If they knew they were going to do that before hand and they didn't tell the campaigners then was just apathetic. He just didn't care enough about them to give them the heads up so they could be prepared for it.


This.


It wasn't under handed and sneaky or evil it was just a dick move. One last F U for all the hard work done. Makes you wonder how he would have made these decisions for the rest of the American people. Whether Mitt or his posse made this faux pas doesn't really matter; bottom line is it's his campaign.

The biggest problem with this type of thing though is you get people defending rudeness because they want to defend a particular side of the political spectrum. It doesn't take a whole lot of common sense to see this as being handled improperly and it being quite rude.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:55 AM

Mitt wuz mad, bro.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:22 AM

I don't care about what you or anyone else think of Mitt - you're going to paint him and the GOP in a bad light regardless of what happens.

You see, that's the thing. I really don't have to paint Mitt in any kind of light. He does it to himself. All I'm doing is calling a dick move when I see one...
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:39 PM

You see, that's the thing. I really don't have to paint Mitt in any kind of light. He does it to himself. All I'm doing is calling a dick move when I see one...


Perhaps this type of "dick move" should be henceforth known as a "Mitt-move" .. lets maintain Mitt's legacy thru posterity .. it could have all sorts of application:

You shut down your Company in the middle of the night and fleece your employee's of all severance and pension rights? .. "Well now Agnes .. that was a real "Mitt-move" ..

You strap your dog to your front bumper and run car and dog thru a car wash, thus saving money and effort? .. "Well, that was a real "Mitt-move" ..

Please feel free to add any potential uses of the term you can imagine .. :)

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

Where do you reside?

Not the case if you live in BC.

Such things are set out in the Employment Standards Act


Thanks Wet. Beat me to the punch, I was going to say this as well.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

If they gave out some sort of notice (it's sounding like they didn't) then I don't think it's an issue. Wouldn't be the nicest thing in the world, but it would be understandable.
But if they just cut it off without warning, thats a pretty low move.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

they found out that night before they went home. typical Obama supporters here want everything paid for by someone else.


Obama would've probably paid even if he had lost. Scramble Romney's name and it spells money without the R. Obama supporters are about whats fair but I guess Romney supporters don't mind being screwed over.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

If they gave out some sort of notice (it's sounding like they didn't) then I don't think it's an issue. Wouldn't be the nicest thing in the world, but it would be understandable.
But if they just cut it off without warning, thats a pretty low move.

When you are the boss and these people are just the help, why do they deserve any consideration?








































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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:58 PM

they found out that night before they went home. typical Obama supporters here want everything paid for by someone else.

Do you have a source for that claim?

Typical Romney supporter who doesn't think twice shooting his mouth off and doesn't care about anything but his own misguided sense of what is fair and reasonable.


Not surprised, seeing as it is Dittohead afterall. Who would even want to join Romney's campaign if he decided to run for presidency again.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

The second you get fired/laid off, that's it. The company that you worked for has no obligation to help you any more. What...are they supposed to let you live off their dime for two more weeks?

How exactly is that "fair and reasonable" - to let someone who isn't on their contract keep using up company dollars?


There is also something as a severance pay, you know? They don't cut you off and throw you at the side of the curb and spit at you with no thank you. I bet that is how you like to be treated too? Nobody said anything about giving them a dime for two more weeks but they should at least have a little bit of decency to pay for their cab fare. Its not like they are paying for their vacation in Cancun. If Romney treats his most loyal supporters like this, imagine how he would've been running the country.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:13 PM

On the cases that I have been a colleague to someone who got fired, they were asked to gather their personal belongings in the middle of the day and leave the premises.

Two weeks is what an employee gives as notice, although one could theoretically leave anytime they wanted. The employer could also ask the employee to leave immediately, thus terminating the contract. In either case, a severance is negotiated - or whatever the contract says.


I don't care about what you or anyone else think of Mitt - you're going to paint him and the GOP in a bad light regardless of what happens.

I also don't care how you fire someone - are you going to delay firing someone just because they're not in the office but out in the field? How does that affect the bottom line? Does it delay the so-called "grieving" process that the other employees go through?


We don't even need to paint Mitt in a bad light, he is doing all he can do to paint himself in a bad light. Also if you've seen cases where an employee has been mistreated, it doesn't make it the golden standard. I've also seen a company not pay his employee for a month of work but does that make it right? There is a reason why we have the Better Business Bureau and the BC employment standards act.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

you guys are funny. It's prob standard in campaigns that Once the results are in staffers jobs are over. you don't get 2 weeks notice you know when it's over. Cancelling CC is prob protocol so staffers don't go out and rack up a huge bar bill.... lol but go on keep getting the hate out against Romney it's funny. You know if you rearrange his name and leave out some letter it spells money... hahaha get it he has money and his name spells money.. we hate rich people... blah blah blah..

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:31 PM

you guys are funny. It's prob standard in campaigns that Once the results are in staffers jobs are over. you don't get 2 weeks notice you know when it's over. Cancelling CC is prob protocol so staffers don't go out and rack up a huge bar bill.... lol but go on keep getting the hate out against Romney it's funny. You know if you rearrange his name and leave out some letter it spells money... hahaha get it he has money and his name spells money.. we hate rich people... blah blah blah..


I dinna hate rich people .. I do despise manipulative turds tho .. rich or not
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:39 PM

you guys are funny. It's prob standard in campaigns that Once the results are in staffers jobs are over. you don't get 2 weeks notice you know when it's over. Cancelling CC is prob protocol so staffers don't go out and rack up a huge bar bill.... lol but go on keep getting the hate out against Romney it's funny. You know if you rearrange his name and leave out some letter it spells money... hahaha get it he has money and his name spells money.. we hate rich people... blah blah blah..

You're such a whiner.

At least you used the word prob (ably) though. Most people just talk out of their arse when they don't know what's really up. It is always good to see people giving out options and possible situations. Although; and this is from memory, I don't recall this ever coming up before. (not to say that is hasn't) Certainly if this was something that happens (SOP) we could make a reasonably educated guess that the campaign staff wouldn't have been so surprised. Don't you think? Or are you too busy talking about Obama supporters and how funny they are?
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:15 PM

Well at least its his own money or money provided by sponsors.

Contrast with his decision with the BC government paying $7 million for ICBC severance.

http://bc.ctvnews.ca...rance-1.1031089

That is the difference between the left and right. Money wasted by big government comes out of every taxpayers pocket. There is no accountability by when it comes to money. Businesses on the other hand have a bottom line. If they can't make a profit they go bankrupt. The government just prints more money.

Read more: http://bc.ctvnews.ca...9#ixzz2BsbjZqhW



The Government didnt "decide" to give them the severance. It was completely based on the executives’ contracts and employment law. There was no legal way to pay them less.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

Your world doesn't seem to real.

It always makes me chuckle when threads like this arise and there's someone who thinks that he needs to tell the rest of us "how things work in the real world"....

"You know, this is how we did things back when I worked for the firm of Dewey, Cheatham and Howe"..... :rolleyes:

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:48 PM

It always makes me chuckle when threads like this arise and there's someone who thinks that he needs to tell the rest of us "how things work in the real world"....

"You know, this is how we did things back when I worked for the firm of Dewey, Cheatham and Howe"..... :rolleyes:


Meh it's a pretty common thing. Most of us draw on our personal experiences to fill in the gaps the problem only comes in when actual information comes in to fill the gaps and we take our "fill" as fact. In this case there is a responsibility on the part of the employer to let his people know what was going on. There is no issue with laying off or firing after the job is over; the issue is basically saying F U guys I'm going home and now you have to pay for your own way home even though you were here for me.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

The more I see this side of Obama, the more respect I give him. The media needs to show this side of him more. Then maybe the right wing nuts wouldn't be so afraid.

LOL yeah cause Presidents never lie through their teeth to please, do they?
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

LOL yeah cause Presidents never lie through their teeth to please, do they?


While true, you have to admit Obama is more of a genuine person than Romney.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

While true, you have to admit Obama is more of a genuine person than Romney.

Or perhaps just a more accomplished liar?
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

LOL yeah cause Presidents never lie through their teeth to please, do they?

How about those early election results being leaked. :bigblush:
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