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    Re: Arlington Cemetery pic sparks outrage, calls for woman's firing

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    why did she think this would be a good idea?
    Because everybody, at some point, does something stupid -- even smart people.
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    Re: Arlington Cemetery pic sparks outrage, calls for woman's firing

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Well, perhaps in your country nobody ever disrespects those who have given their lives for their country.

    Oh wait, there is this:


    Student who urinated on war memorial spared jail | UK news | The Guardian

    Maybe that sort of stuff doesn't outrage you. It actually does outrage me, and I'm not even a Brit.

    But then again, you thought all of this was just mock outrage by Conservatives, right?

    And no, there's nothing 'stupid' about the sign. Signs are always geared for the lowest common denominator.
    Let's face it you have more than enough of those to go around on the Conservawhine network.
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    Re: Arlington Cemetery pic sparks outrage, calls for woman's firing

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Because everybody, at some point, does something stupid -- even smart people.
    yeh I agree with that but you also have to answer for those mistakes.
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    Re: Arlington Cemetery pic sparks outrage, calls for woman's firing

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    yeh I agree with that but you also have to answer for those mistakes.
    Do you think it is appropriate, given the current state of the economy, for one moment of off-the-job, entirely-legal stupidity to cost you your job?
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    Re: Arlington Cemetery pic sparks outrage, calls for woman's firing

    If this was a walmart employee who got fired because he decided to post a picture of himself on facebook wearing a walmart sucks ass shirt while pushing carts into the store, would anyone be complaining? If this was a McDonalds employee who got fired because she posted a facebook picture of herself pretending to give a plastic Ronald McDonald statue a blowjob, would anyone be complaining?
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    Re: Arlington Cemetery pic sparks outrage, calls for woman's firing

    If by "complaining" you mean "making the same points they're making here," then -- yeah.
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    Re: Arlington Cemetery pic sparks outrage, calls for woman's firing

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    If by "complaining" you mean "making the same points they're making here," then -- yeah.

    I think many people ignore the fact that she was on the company's dime when she was at Arlington cemetery. If the thread title was "Employee fired for acting like a dumbass while on the job" or "Employee fired for embarrassing the company while on a company trip" then the only thing people would be complaining about is the fact this story made the news.
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    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Arlington Cemetery pic sparks outrage, calls for woman's firing

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    Re: Arlington Cemetery pic sparks outrage, calls for woman's firing

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think many people ignore the fact that she was on the company's dime when she was at Arlington cemetery. If the thread title was "Employee fired for acting like a dumbass while on the job" or "Employee fired for embarrassing the company while on a company trip" then the only thing people would be complaining about is the fact this story made the news.

    I'm not ignoring it, I simply don't think it changes anything. She wasn't touring Arlington as part of a group of people from his workplace, she and a coworker were in the area on other business.

    Unless she was wearing something indicating where she works (she wasn't) or unless you're arguing that the employer in question is paying her for 24 hours of each day that she was on this trip (because they never, ever do), it doesn't change a thing.
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    Re: Arlington Cemetery pic sparks outrage, calls for woman's firing

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    People have been doing stupid crap since the dawn of man. The difference between stupid crap 100 years ago and stupid crap today is that today it's much more visible. People aren't getting dumber, we're just privy to more of their stupidity. That doesn't give us license to punish it everywhere it pops up.
    Yeah, and people have been reaping the consequences of their stupid actions since the dawn of man as well. If something you do threatens your employers image, they're well within their rights to cut your ass loose. People don't have a right to employment.
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