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Old 06-12-2009, 08:03 AM
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As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barrack Obama is our President and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase by about 10%.

But since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal state of the economy, we will have to lay off six of our employees instead. This has really been bothering me, since I believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who would have to go. So, this is what I did. I walked through our parking lot and found six Obama bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the ones to let go. I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. They voted for change; I gave it to them.

I will see the rest of you at the annual company picnic.
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:07 AM
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As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barrack Obama is our President and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase by about 10%.

But since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal state of the economy, we will have to lay off six of our employees instead. This has really been bothering me, since I believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who would have to go. So, this is what I did. I walked through our parking lot and found six Obama bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the ones to let go. I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. They voted for change; I gave it to them.

I will see the rest of you at the annual company picnic.

I'm not sure it's "fair", but it is kinda funny.

Where did you find this, Matt?
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:13 AM
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just thought it was funny also.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:03 AM
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It is funny, but also a great metaphor to ponder as well.
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100% fair.
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Haha, I posted the same e-mail on here a few months back. Happy to see Matt likes it too

http://www.matt-hughes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=956
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The sad part about this is I have a friend who owns / operates a fairly sized roofing company,
and this year he has had to lay off something more like 10 people.
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The sad part about this is I have a friend who owns / operates a fairly sized roofing company,
and this year he has had to lay off something more like 10 people.
Illegals or tax payers?
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:50 PM
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Illegals or tax payers?
Tax Payers.
He has / will never hire anybody who isn't a citizen.

I worked for him when I was in school still full time,
its funny. Home owners would always be like "White roofers?"

He is really old school, and gets outraged over things,
like when our state (Washington) spent 14 million dollars last year translating tests into spanish and other languages for students.
14 million...
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