Skip to comments.Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
Posted on 11/08/2012 8:52:06 AM PST by traumer
LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) A Las Vegas business owner with 114 employees fired 22 workers today, apparently as a direct result of President Obamas re-election.
David (he asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons) told Host Kevin Wall on 100.5 KXNT that elections have consequences and that at the end of the day, I need to survive.
Heres an excerpt from the interview. Click the audio tab below to hear even more from this compelling conversation:
Ive done my share of educating my employees. I never tell them which way to vote. I believe in the free system we have, I believe in the right to choose who they want to be president, but I did explain as a business owner that I have always put my employees first. I always made sure that when I went without a paycheck that [I] made sure they were paid. And I explained that I always put them first and unfortunately Im at a point where Im being forced to have to worry about me and my family now and a business that I built from just me to 114 employees.
I explained to them a month ago that if Obama gets in office that the regulations for Obamacare are gonna hurt our business, and Im gonna have to make provisions to make sure I have enough money to cover the payroll taxes, the additional health care Im gonna have to do, and I explained that to them and I said you do what you feel like in your heart you need to do, but Im just letting you know as a warning this is things I have to think of as a business owner.
(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegas.cbslocal.com ...
They were probably illegal anyway - he said all Hispanic.
I wonder if he was just overstaffed anyway.
“You didn’t build that” business.
My sister laid off 8 employees yesterday as a result of the election. Elections have consequences. The young will be paying for their o’Bummer support for many years.
“Well unfortunately, and most of my employees are Hispanic Im not gonna go into what kind of company I have, but I have mostly Hispanic employees “
And they all vote Dem as it is an automatic. 2 thumbs up to the owner to try to educate his lemmings because I won’t even waste my time with them. 99$ of our employees are conservative and our interview process weeds out the libtards.
I’ll be laying off 4 employees shortly...all liberals.
By the way, anyone here hear from that guy that hired the liberal just so he could fire him after Obama won?
Wow that was probably not a good thing to actually publicize. If any of them are women then they have a federal discrimination suit served up on a tee for them regardless of whether Nevada is a right to work state or not. Plus now he’s gonna get jacked on unemployment rate due to that. Yikes.
Read the comments on that site.
Then those laid off will hate “corporations” and you know the robotic idiot lib chant “it’s those corporations fault and their greed blah blah blaH’. They fell for hopeychangey part 2...unbelievable. You cannot educate the really stupid people.
Haven’t heard any more from the CEO of Westgate Resorts who was going to begin layoffs with Obama’s reelection.
Yep.... elections have consequences.
Story yanked, from the looks of it.
Hey Bud, that’s not the way you do it — You have Obama take millions of taxpayer dollars to buy out your firm and keep everybody happy (and voting “D”) .... Just make sure you also kick back some to Barry & you’ll be one fat, crony capitalist.
Here is a site that tracks layoffs closings bankruptcy etc.
November 8 , 2012
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne - 100
Slidell La. - Warns of Possible Layoffs
Westinghouse Anniston - 50
Research in Motion Ltd. HQ - 200
Lightyear Network Solutions - 12+
The Providence Journal Co. - 23
Hawker Beechcraft - 240 Layoffs + Facility Closings
Here’s an idea—since we are a divided nation let conservatives hire only the same like-minded and liberals their kind too. Let’s see what lab experiment works and the other fails.
So, fine, go Galt, close the business. ALL employees out, no business.
Yesterday, a former employee stopped by around 7:30 in the am - he was sent home from work because his company has lost DOD projects once Obama was elected. He asked if we had any openings or work. Later that day, I got a call from his company asking, no begging us to send them work.
I think we’ll see a lot of this happening. But, there are some good things that came from this election - Obama can’t blame Bush anymore, he inherits a bigger mess than his first term and he can’t run anymore. What is interesting is that I read someplace that Dr. Keith Ablow believed Biden was showing the early stages of Dementia and I think over the next 4 years we’ll see how this goes. Remember, he is a heartbeat away.
Hundreds of thousands if not millions of hourly jobs will be capped at 29 hours per week. There will be no more opportunities to work as many hours as needed; companies will have to inflate their payrolls to meet demand. I'd expect total efficiency will drop particularly as more people will need second jobs to make ends meet.
Where’s the discrimination? If you warn employees there may be layoffs due to government policies and you make layoffs... This is a defensible business decision. If you can’t afford ObamaCare, he can’t afford ObamaCare and he had to do what he had to do.
Do you have any pointers to offer? I’m sometimes involved in the hiring process. My supervisor is a conservative and he might be willing to consider any suggestions that wouldn’t be illegal. (State government employees)
Yeah, but we kept 0bama in president and got us a 0bamaphone!
If some of them are women, their gender discrimination suit goes down the tubes if there were men fired as well.
Run their names through the FEC donor Data base and see what comes up.
Thoughts on that? (As an employer I'm quite interested)
“Cadillac Plans”, the usual PPO type plans, are to be taxed at $8,000 a person, I do believe.
Gosh I love Free Republic, genius, pure geniuses on here.
Whatever happened to 40 hours being “full time”? Further proof that this is all just modeled after the European mess. they moved to 30 hour work-weeks years ago. Helped them economically, didn’t it...
If hiring employees is such a drain, then why did he hire them in the first place? The way he expresses himself makes me wonder if he understands anything.
“Do you have any pointers to offer?”
Just be subtle and don’t look like you slipped the question intentionally. I’ll give a very few of our Q’s to aspiring applicants:
1) What do you think of the economy, and if you were president, how would you fix it?
at the last minute, what do you think of the United States of America? (liberals hate America so this is an important question, even though it stunned a lot of our interviewees, this is the question you should ask)
what do you think of obama? (this is THE question to ask. Libs cannot stop talking about this idiot)
Were they SEIU? God I’d have loved that!
Not necessarily - if he has 10 of 114 women and fires five of the 10 (50%) and only fires 17 of the 94 men then you’ve got a case - as well as the fact that there are some areas in Obamacare (which is the law) which they could say because they were women they were fired.
Dumb butt will be sued out of business and everyone will be getting free Obamaphones. He should have kept his mouth shut.
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