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Old 07-29-2005, 03:09 AM   #1
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Ummmmmmm......huh?
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Old 07-29-2005, 03:13 AM   #2
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Default Yikes!!!

Guess there is no law to protect against this.



Hey maybe a local Harley dealer will hire him!
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Old 07-29-2005, 03:19 AM   #3
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Sounds like the guy should've at least had a clue this was gonna be a bad purchase. I have a friend who works for CocaCola and he could get fired if he bought Pepsi products.
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Old 07-29-2005, 03:27 AM   #4
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Default Re: Buy a Harley and Lose Your Job

"Murrican" carmakers are notorious for this sort of nonsense.



Being an ATL native, yup Coke can get pretty huffy with 'ee's re Pepsi products.



I'll bet that Mich Harley fan will be better off at the next workplace.



I think the real moral of this story lies a bit deeper: never, never, NEVER place too much faith in any employer. Live within your means and keep "go to hell" money in the bank. When that unethical or just plain stupid stuff comes you way, your bank account frees to to say: "go to ....!!"



Legislation? No way! Punish stupid mgrs and business owners yourself early & often
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Old 07-29-2005, 03:51 AM   #5
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Oh those wacky blue staters!

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Old 07-29-2005, 03:56 AM   #6
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Do you have to do that so early in the morning?
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Old 07-29-2005, 04:01 AM   #7
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I don't agree with my boss most of the time. However, every two weeks I get a check and I look at the signature - yep it's his. I see it like this: He pays me to be smarter than me for about 8h a day.



The only problem is he is rich and I am not-so-rich. And you know what they say:


  1. If you are so smart, why are you so poor?
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Old 07-29-2005, 04:06 AM   #8
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I agree. If this sort of thing upsets you, don't do business with companies that practice this childish behavior. Unfortunately, most people don't care until it's their ass that gets canned for doing it. And this isn't an excuse, but it sounds kinda like the guy was daring his boss to fire him. At least he has a great story and is now practically a hero, especially to Harley. I think he probably could get hired at a Harley dealer just because of his actions. And I'm sure most of us have wished that we could be so blatantly rebellious towards our employer at one time or another.
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Old 07-29-2005, 04:08 AM   #9
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Seems like a wrongful termination lawsuit is in order here. This is America the guy should be able to buy whatever he wants as long as he does his job... ooops I forgot W is the president now all worker rights have been terminated...W along with his MBA buddies who have never worked at honest job and couldn't turn a wrench if their life depended on it will decide your fate....my mistake... Better sell the Harley and beg for your job back. Maybe you wife can clean the sales managers house or some other favor .... Remember you have no rights and all lawsuit damages have been capped anyway....
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Old 07-29-2005, 04:15 AM   #10
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On one hand, it should be the Great American Way for you to employ and keep only those that you want, for whatever reason.



On the other hand, the boss is a d**khead...I agree with keeping a reserve of "go to hell" money stashed in case you gotta walk. I am working on that right now...
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