If you skip work to protest and get fired, you should...




View Poll Results :"If you skip work to protest and get fired, you should..."
find a new job because you were irresponsible. 21 87.50%
Get your job back if it was for a "nobel cause." 3 12.50%
other 0 0%
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If you skip work to protest and get fired, you should...
 
April 12th, 2006  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: If you skip work to protest and get fired, you should...


If you skip work to protest and get fired, you should...
Well, there be a lot of protests during the work week here in the US over immigration. Now some of the protestors are getting fired for skipping work. I amused my self at listening to some chick say that some meat packers should get thier job back becuase the protest was for a "nobel cause."

So my question is "If you skip work to protest and get fired, you should..."
April 12th, 2006  
ASTRALdragon
 
 
... go find a new job because you violated company policy by skipping work. If you used a personal, sick, whatever day then ok, I don't think you should get fired. But a straight no call no show is a no no.
April 12th, 2006  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Business Owner. "You're fired dumb ass."

Idiot that lost job. "But I went and protested for illegal immigrants."

Business owner. "To bad, you skipped work. Find a new job."

I support business owners that fire idiots for skipping work.
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If you skip work to protest and get fired, you should...
April 12th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
Priorities.
April 12th, 2006  
Ted
 
 
Hold on here guys, so you are saying that people that use their right to protest.... which is probably allowed by the Constitution somewhere, should be fired! What kind of attitude is that? They protest against something we are for, so lets fire them! Bollocks to the constitution, bollocks to civil rights, they are not allowed to express their opinions this way!
I'd say, if an employer fires you for a legitimate protest sue him till he looks pink and purple for infringing on your civil rights! This is not the middle ages anymore! (Of course this only goes for people with an American citizenship.)
April 12th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
Not fired for protesting. Fired for not coming in to work and not calling. No show, no call and you lose your job regardless of reason.
April 12th, 2006  
Ted
 
 
Oh.... how are they going to fill in all the new vacancies? Employ illegals? But that is beside the point of this thread of course
April 12th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
Smartass.
April 12th, 2006  
Chief Bones
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ted
Oh.... how are they going to fill in all the new vacancies? Employ illegals? But that is beside the point of this thread of course
Ted, don't be such a jerk.

The thread premise is that you DO NOT show up for work when you are scheduled and instead you go to a protest. Your boss finds out about it and fires you.

The thread question is "If you skip work to protest and get fired, you should..."

You are supposed to fill in the rest of the sentence.

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My answer would be to go find another job stupid ... what did you expect when you intentionally blew off your job. (The reason has nothing to do with whether your boss is for or against illegal aliens) The reason (protest), has nothing to do with an emergency which would be a valid reason for missing work. If you had used a 'sick' day or a vacation day then you could have done anything you felt like doing ... but ... instead you broke a 'contract' you made with your company where you agreed to show up for work on those days where you were scheduled.

Say ... maybe you can get a job in Mexico ... maybe you can work for the Mexican Immigration Department .... but ... remember, they have two laws governing immigration. One for natural born citizens and another for 'naturalized' citizens. Guess which one gets the shaft. Be careful, it may affect you personally.
April 12th, 2006  
Ted
 
 
If it is that clear cut Chief, I would complain to the union for being fired on un-constitutional grounds! He can fire me for thousands of reasons, but not for protesting. And luckily, in Holland, I'll probably have my job back, if I'd still want it...