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Old 01-25-2011, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default Chicago man wears Packers tie to work, is promptly fired

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shu...urn=nfl-311976

From Chicago's WGNtv.com comes the unfortunately real story of a Chicago car salesman who was fired because he wore a Green Bay Packers tie to work. And making it even worse, the man wore it because his grandma was a Packers fan who had recently died and was buried two days before her beloved team's NFC Championship game matchup with the Chicago Bears.



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F'ed up story tho...
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:43 PM   #2
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Well his boss deserves Jay Cutler.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:55 PM   #3
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I smell a lawsuit
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:56 PM   #4
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I would agree based on wrongful termination. There are different sides to this story....I heard that his boss has him repeatedly to take it off and gave him an ultimatum.....ESPN has been riding the story all day
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I smell a lawsuit
if Illinois is anything like here in CO, he'll have no recourse.
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Since when is being a car salesman considered as having a job?
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:36 PM   #7
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I would agree based on wrongful termination.
Ummm, no way. Illinois is an "at will" state, meaning you can be terminated for just about any reason (short of public policy).

There is no recourse here for the employee in a court of law. It'd be a waste of money to try to bring a suit over this.
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Ummm, no way. Illinois is an "at will" state, meaning you can be terminated for just about any reason (short of public policy).

There is no recourse here for the employee in a court of law. It'd be a waste of money to try to bring a suit over this.
Wow....didn't know about the "at will" Yeah there is no way.....sounds silly to me though...or maybe just an excuse to get rid of a sucky employee
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must have a Camaro dealership.
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Ummm, no way. Illinois is an "at will" state, meaning you can be terminated for just about any reason (short of public policy).

There is no recourse here for the employee in a court of law. It'd be a waste of money to try to bring a suit over this.


yup at will states are a biatch.


unless the guy is black or of some ethinicty he is screwed.
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Ummm, no way. Illinois is an "at will" state, meaning you can be terminated for just about any reason (short of public policy).

There is no recourse here for the employee in a court of law. It'd be a waste of money to try to bring a suit over this.
In all likehood he has already been advised of this by an attorney. Not a good time to lose your job (is there a good time to?).
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yup at will states are a biatch.


unless the guy is black or of some ethinicty he is screwed.
well he is a Packer fan, that's got to be a minority in Chicago
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yup at will states are a biatch.


unless the guy is black or of some ethinicty he is screwed.



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What a jackass. He got fired over a tie. It reminds me of that scene from Friday where Ice Cube got fired on his day off. "You got to be a stupid mutha****er to get fired on your day off"..... or for a tie.
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I haven't heard of any courts recognizing NFL team preference as a protected class.
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Well he could potentially try to pull the race card and go for discrimination but it would cost him more than it is worth I think. Plus, it would suck having to work for that boss again after that
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Wow....didn't know about the "at will" Yeah there is no way.....sounds silly to me though...or maybe just an excuse to get rid of a sucky employee
That's what I'm thinking. This guy probably wouldn't be fired if he was one of the top salespeople. I think there's another side to this story...
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:51 PM   #18
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In all likehood he has already been advised of this by an attorney. Not a good time to lose your job (is there a good time to?).
which i think is fine to him. The boss said the tie would hurt business, well what does he think about this type of publicity? haha talk about backfiring
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:52 PM   #19
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He's racist... obviously.
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well perhaps a ton of negative publicity and a boycott of this dealership will make em sing a different tune . btw we need to run all raider fans out of colorado on a rail . i kid i kid
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The blurb I heard on the news this morning was that the dealership had a marketing relationship with the Bears. The manager felt by wearing the tie he was not helping them maintain that relationship. He was warned of that and still did not take the tie off. Sounds just to me.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:57 PM   #22
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I think it would be a good conversation piece, which is what a salesperson would want.

"Seriously? You're a Packers fan?"

The conversation would continue from there...
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Green and gold together unless one is trim for the other don't go with much.

It would also depend on the shirt.
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:00 PM   #24
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Also if I were in Chicago and trying to sell a car I don't believe I'd wear a packers tie... I don't think you'd have much luck. That is unless you're trying to sell a car to Cutler.
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Also if I were in Chicago and trying to sell a car I don't believe I'd wear a packers tie... I don't think you'd have much luck. That is unless you're trying to sell a car to Cutler.
If you see Cutler in the showroom you roll out this;






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