If You Admit That You Are A Trump Supporter, It May Cost You Your Job

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Trump Supporters - Photo by TwinsofSedonaMany liberals that are still extremely bitter about the outcome of the election are taking out their frustrations on Trump supporters all over the country. And in some cases, employees are actually being “reassigned”, fired or asked to leave their jobs if they openly admit their support for President Trump. This kind of political discrimination is not supposed to be happening in our workplaces, but it is happening. Many leftists that are in positions of authority around the nation are using that authority to punish people that voted for Donald Trump. So if you voted for Trump and your boss didn’t, you might want to keep your political views to yourself at your workplace if you want to keep your job.

 

And sharing your political opinions on Facebook is not necessarily safe either. Just ask an elementary school teacher in Collier County, Florida that was just “reassigned” to administrative duties for a pro-Trump Facebook post

Parkside Elementary School computer lab instructor Veronica Fleming linked to a Chicago Tribune story about the nationwide protest and offered her take on the situation.

“The funny part about immigrants staying home is the rest of us who pay for them are here at work like we’ve always been. Looks like less mouths to feed today. Have fun while you still can. So glad to hear about massive deportation. Let’s make America great again. Thanks Donald Trump!”

Collier County Public Schools spokesman Greg Turchetta told the Naples Daily News Fleming’s post didn’t sit well with parents of students at Parkside Elementary, 96 percent of which are minorities.

Fleming’s post may have been insensitive, but there was nothing illegal about it.

Unfortunately, we live in an environment where a single statement on social media can cost you your entire career. Almost the exact same thing happened to another teacher who posted a message to Facebook encouraging people to “report illegal aliens”

A Facebook post attributed to a Prosser teacher voiced support for boycotting Thursday’s A Day Without Immigrants protests and provided information on how to contact the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency to “report illegal aliens.”

“They will need to know names, locations (either work place or residence) and any other specific information you can provide,” the post said.

“If this offended you in anyway (sic) do me a favor and unfriend my American ass!!!” the post said.

Reached by phone Friday evening, Prosser Superintendent Ray Tolcacher did not identify the teacher, but confirmed the wording of that post was the same that led to the teacher being placed on administrative leave.

Once again, this post was definitely insensitive, but there was nothing in it that should have caused her employer to take this sort of action.

The last time I checked, coming into the country illegally was against the law.

Sadly, we have become a completely lawless nation, and those that stand up and say something about the lawlessness are now regarded as the bad guys.

In the tech world, things can be particularly brutal for Trump supporters. For example, the owner of one online marketing company has said that he will no longer do any business with anyone that voted for Trump, and he says that any of his employees that cast a vote for Trump should “leave our firm”

In one case, Matthew Blanchfield of the New Mexico online marketing company 1st In SEO announced he is canceling all client accounts belonging to Republicans and Trump voters.

“America has elected Donald Trump, a racist, sexist fascist, to be our next president,” Blanchfield wrote in a Nov. 11 letter posted on the company website. “1st In SEO will no longer do business with any person that is a registered Republican or supports Donald Trump. 1st In SEO will also not do business with business interests that support either the Republican Party or Donald Trump. …

“If you are a Republican, voted for Donald Trump or support Donald Trump in any manner, you are not welcome at 1st In SEO, and we ask that you leave our firm.”

Let’s hope that 1st In SEO goes out of business very soon.

But that bitter business owner is certainly far from alone in the tech world. In a case from Silicon Valley, just casually mentioning that he voted for Trump got one poor guy fired

Team talking about politics, not paying close attention to why, working as an SWE, one asks who I voted, I said trump without paying attention to why, he got up & called me racist, led to domino effect calling me sexist, anti-semetic, team gathered around screaming, got fired.

In my entire lifetime, I have never seen so much anger and bitterness after an election.

Just look at what happened after Melania Trump recited the Lord’s Prayer at a rally in Florida last weekend. People went absolutely nuts. Based on how leftists were reacting, you would have thought that she had just burned the entire place down.

At this point, just about anything that Donald Trump or his family does is wrong in the eyes of his enemies, and they are going to oppose him any way that they can.

Many businesses have already cut ties with the Trumps, and liberal organizations all over American have announced boycotts of his products. But of course success is one of the best forms of revenge, and a boycott of Ivanka Trump’s perfume was not enough to keep it from surging to the number one position on Amazon

Ivanka Trump Eau de Parfum Spray For Women ($34 for a 3.4-ounce bottle) was No. 1 on Amazon’s list of bestselling fragrances and perfume for at least the sixth consecutive day. One reviewer wrote: “I normally buy this at Nordstrom. But now that I heard they will not carry it anymore, I was happy to find it on Amazon.” (Radha Beauty Aromatherapy was at No. 2 on Amazon’s list.) The recent success of Ivanka Trump’s perfume on Amazon, particularly after her products were dropped from other stores, suggests the “resistance economy” to boycott products associated with the family of President Trump can help a brand as well as hurt it.

The bottom line to all of this is that we are a deeply, deeply divided country, and many liberals truly believe that they are doing the right thing when they take out their frustrations on Trump supporters.

So if you work in a politically hostile environment or you have a politically hostile boss, you may want to use wisdom about where and when you share your political views.

Of course I am not saying that you should be completely silent about what you believe. Anyone that follows my work on a regular basis knows that I am extremely opinionated.

It is just that we live in very troubled times, and we need to act with wisdom in all that we do.

  • TrollingforTrolls

    Run my own biz; many of my clients support Trump:-)

  • David

    the list of places you don’t want to discuss politics continues to Grow & now includes facebook & twitter. I personally don’t use any social media just because what I say could potentially get back to my employer.

    • jaxon64

      I don’t use personal media because nobody cares about what I had for dinner, photos of my last vacation, what I’m doing this weekend, what traffic was like tonight..etc ad nauseum…
      It is mindless distraction for the seriously self-involved who are desperate for some type of validation for their simple lives with a few likes or thumbs-up….very sad

      • Just so you know, Disqus IS social media. And Disqus exists solely for all of the seriously self-involved and validation-desperate posters you just tried to distance yourself from.

        And I upped your comment because you were otherwise correct.

  • Ray S.

    One thing I love about living in the South is that this would not even matter. Wave your ‘Make America Great Again’ banners here in my town and put it on your truck. You’ll get thumbs up from just about everyone.

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  • William Lutz

    I am angry at the liberal employers for disowning their workers on the basis of political beliefs, but I’m also very disappointed with those teachers who posted the hateful and offensive messages on social media. If you’re a professional, you are not supposed to publicly write that sort of inflammatory statements. If you’re an employer of dignity, you have a moral obligation to be loyal to your employees, regardless of their political views. Both sides deserve some serious contempt.

  • chris

    But ..but.. the liberal left are always so tolerant of other peoples beliefs and values! You must be mistaken Michael!

  • SafetyViking

    Whatever happened to ‘don’t talk politics or religion’ at work?

    • George

      The protocol I tend to follow at work is the Miranda rights.
      You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Just think of work as stepping into North Korea or America in 20 years when the NWO is complete.

      More importantly I try not to say anything that could be considered offensive to anyone.
      The same protocol needs to be followed on here if you have viewpoints he doesn’t like. Believe me I’ve been blocked.

  • DJohn1

    I think the businesses doing this should be sued under a civil class action law suit for violation of our rights under the constitution of this country. What exactly is the price you can put on someone’s livelihood and their job? A civil action might stop a lot of it.
    It is always a good advice to not discuss either religion or politics in the workplace. You are renting your time to your employer for work purposes in exchange for your wages. You need to give them just that: work. After work in your private life is a different thing entirely.
    No employer belongs in your private life or your private accounts on things like twitter or facebook. Though with the issues today, use an alias if you can.
    I do vote. Who I vote for is my business and my business alone.
    Most people were born with their citizenship and are ignorant of what it means. Unless you are a Veteran and have seen what it means.
    I was not a born citizen of this country. I served in the US Air Force and I literally earned my right to citizenship.
    With that citizenship comes certain privileges such as voting for whomever I judge to be the best person for the job.
    This country is a mix of just about every nation on the planet!
    Most came here legitimately.
    Some snuck in and are here at Obama’s lax immigration enforcement policies.
    Now the political arena swings the opposite direction and most of them are in deep trouble because of it.
    Just for those Opposition party candidates and their parties, no one voted for Trump. They voted against the choices given us by the opposition as much worse than an Archie Bunker in the White House.
    He became President of this country because the choices were much worse.
    I’ll tell you what, I’ll give you the answer to illegal immigration for many.
    Don’t deport them. Charge the people that employ them and put them in jail and fine them for what they have done. Also charge them under the IRS Tax evasion code. Charge them for not paying Social Security on these people. Charge the people themselves immigrating here for not registering for the draft. Yes foreigners of age living here have to be registered for the draft.
    Send the immigrants eligible for the draft into the military and give them the five years in service so they can legitimately apply for naturalization.
    Send the rest into public works programs instead of welfare. We should not be socialists. We should make everyone equally responsible for earning some kind of living if they are not independently wealthy.
    As for the huge number of people out of work, give them a living wage and pay for them to learn something they can make a living at that is far above welfare payments. We are not training them to be minimum wage people. Give them choices. I would rather have one worker loving what they do for a living than a dozen people that hate what they are doing.
    The reason I think that is not happening is the people in charge couldn’t work for a living if they tried.

    • jaxon64

      agreed–if a bakery can be sued and driven out of business for not baking a gay wedding cake, then political bigotry and Nazi-ish tactics by leftists should also be met with legal, civil actions.

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  • “Many liberals that are still extremely bitter about the outcome of the election are taking out their frustrations on Trump supporters…”

    MUCH NEEDED REMINDER: It is not just liberals who are sad to see the once-great United States fail! There are also many, MANY Republicans, Libertarians, and other Patriots with no particular political affiliation who are ALSO heartbroken that the Reddit trolls and Russians installed such garbage as our current President.

    “Bitter” is one thing, but what most Americans feel is far worse than silly bitterness. We’re not just watching our country go up in flames thanks to Dishonest Donald, but we’re also forced to watch these demons defend this sinner-in-saint’s clothing.

    • poor white eunuch

      This is exactly why I don’t talk politics at work.

  • poor white eunuch

    It’s best not to have anything to do with other employees once you leave work. I know anything I say to them (even on a very rare occasion at a store) can get me called into HR.

  • Walter Lobson

    Trump support demonstrates a mental deficit so not wanting sub-intelligent or easily frightened and misled humans as employees is understandable.

  • zomgitsjesus

    Poor Trumpers, you are all so very discriminated against aren’t you? So unfair. Sort of like the sane people that didn’t support Bush’s oil wars, we had to keep our voices quiet too. Deal with it and stop being narcissistic whiners.

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