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Hi Dan!

Sounds like Gene made an astute observation. I'm familiar with the Robert Palmer video. Good for him! I'm glad I work where I can be myself in the social media world. I note many people don't put much of anything on line that may be construed one way or another... This censure sounds like nonsense to me.

May 15 2012 at 11:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Peter Brown

We live in an age of fear that is all prevasive. Your right to free specch does not stop the day you are hired and start up again when you are fired.

May 15 2012 at 9:19 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Chris and Paul

This is beyond wrong...... when does an individual have the right of free speech we are all promised by the Constitution? Only when some bozo in your company thinks so? I'm sorry company manager types.. that is not the way the Constitution reads!

May 15 2012 at 9:00 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

and how many millions will you line his pockets with as he walks out the door ???

May 15 2012 at 8:01 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I think that it is obscene that this man lost his job over an inocuous and completely unoffensive comment. Sometimes execs take things too far. Had he offended anyone, their stock would not have risen. It certainly seemed an opportune time for someone looking for an excuse.

Slander and/or defamation is one thing, but simply expressing innocuous opinions should not be grounds for dismissal. Of course, all of us who work in "right to hire" or "at will" states, are very aware that there is no reason needed to dismiss an employee. No reasons must be given, and there is no rhyme or reason to the system.

THere is certainly nothing fair to the employee about this, and I am not certain that it is really fair to the employer, either. It does, however, stink.

May 15 2012 at 4:25 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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