That is it. There is no workplace issue here.
There are employees who dissagreed with him. Ok fine. Keep it out of the workplace-- as did Eich.
Problem solved. Free speech preserved fro everyone
Except that those who did not agree with Eich did not do so. They sougt to drive him out
That isn't exercising their free speech.
"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
This isn't normal, but I took a lesson in being a professional because of it and am intentionally a bit vanilla at work due to watching that and some other incidents, plus my general work ethic.
However, the actions at work wasn't my point. My point is that this is simply the way the world works despite some people's wish that free speech only be used a certain way. The truth is that any freedom is a double edged sword and if its one thing we know from politics, its that if its possible and legal (or even if it isn't but can be gotten away with) its going to happen. At some point, people need to account for this, man the **** up, and accept that their actions have may have unexpected consequences. Because whether some condition is someone's fault or not, until they take responsibility and fix it themselves, the condition will remain broken. People are doing entirely too much whining.
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"Bosses and those who work under them are not equal when it comes to free-speech legal claims. Employers have the right to take action against any employee who engages in political speech that company leaders find offensive. With a few narrow exceptions the Constitution and the federal laws derived from it only protect a person’s right to expression from government interference, not from the restrictions a private employer may impose, lawyers say.
Employers are not similarly restricted in expressing their political views or encouraging support for a particular candidate or cause. Not only can employers remind employees of the upcoming election and encourage them to vote, but they can base continued employment on whether a worker agrees to contribute money or time to the boss’s favorite political candidate, so long as there’s no state law prohibiting it. (Eight states and the District of Columbia have laws protecting employees from such mandates.)" Where Free Speech Goes to Die: The Workplace - Businessweek
2.) this is just your opinion and not fact
3.) translation: disallow them free speech
4.) 100% false you want to infringe on the employees free speech YOU JUST SAID SO ABOVE lol
5.) yes employees and customers practiced their free speech, a right they have that you want to take away
6.) 100% false
thank you for proving you dont want free speech and your post might also show you dont even know what it is.
anybody else have a solution besides taking free speech away and denying people rights