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Packer fan car salesman at Chicago dealer won't remove Packer tie; gets fired.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by IllMil, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. IllMil

    IllMil Active Member


    Seems if the boss told me take the tie off, I would do it. But firing him seems equally stupid.
  2. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    You don't wear something to work designed to taunt every customer and potential buyer that comes in that day. It was perfectly reasonable for the boss to order it removed. When the guy refused, well....
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I think the guy probably meant it as a funny conversation starter. Most grown-ups buying a car realize that people have different sports loyalties, particularly when the two teams share a state border near the city.

    The story I read said that he thought his boss was joking when he told him to take it off or he was going to be fired.
  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Story said he was given five chances to take it off.

    First time is "Oh, I thought you were kidding." Beyond that is insubordination.
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I definitely agree. At some point, it became a stupid pissing match that he had to win.
  6. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Now there's a stupid reason to get yourself fired. Although, if he wants to move to Green Bay he can probably leverage the situation.
  7. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

  8. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    "What can we do to get you in this 1991 Ford Taurus..today?"

    Absolutely justified.
  9. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Maybe he can get a job at the bandwagon dealership
  10. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Any adult wearing any type of team gear -- tie, cap, anything -- to work is a moron to start with. If the boss says take it off, take it off.
    Grow the fuck up, people.
  11. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    But if my boss was a Bears fan and I wore a Packers tie and he said to take it off, I could just as easily say I meet the dress code. HR would have to deal with it there. He wouldn't be able to fire me.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Five times? He deserved to get canned.
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