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Invisibledaussaulit
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Woman fired for sporting Kerry sticker on car
    #3132544 - 09/14/04 01:26 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/040912/sticker.shtml
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MOULTON ? Lynne Gobbell never imagined the cost of a John Kerry-John Edwards bumper sticker could run so high.

Gobbell of Moulton didn't pay a cent for the sticker that she proudly displays on the rear windshield of her Chevrolet Lumina, but said it cost her job at a local factory after it angered her boss, Phil Gaddis.

Gaddis, a Decatur bankruptcy attorney, owns Enviromate, a cellulose insulation company in Moulton.

Gaddis did not return phone calls from THE DAILY about the alleged Thursday firing.

Gobbell said she consulted a lawyer, but then changed her mind about going to see him. She said she has cried about the incident and must do without income for three weeks while the state unemployment commission decides if she is eligible for compensation.

Gobbell said she was averaging 50 to 60 hours a week on the plant's bagging machine.

"The lady there (at the unemployment commission) said that she has never heard of a firing like this before," Gobbell said.

Gobbell gave this account:

"We were going back to work from break, and my manager told me that Phil said to remove the sticker off my car or I was fired," she said. "I told him that Phil couldn't tell me who to vote for. He said, 'Go tell him.' "

She went to Gaddis' office, knocked on the door and entered on his orders.

"Phil and another man who works there were there," she said. "I asked him if he said to remove the sticker and he said, 'Yes, I did.' I told him he couldn't tell me who to vote for. When I told him that, he told me, 'I own this place.' I told him he still couldn't tell me who to vote for."

Gobbell said Gaddis told her to "get out of here."

"I asked him if I was fired and he told me he was thinking about it," she said. "I said, 'Well, am I fired?' He hollered and said, 'Get out of here and shut the door.' "

She said her manager was standing in another room and she asked him if that meant for her to go back to work or go home. The manager told her to go back to work, but he came back a few minutes later and said, " 'I reckon you're fired. You could either work for him or John Kerry,' " Gobbell said.

"I took off my gloves and threw them in the garbage and left," Gobbell said.

Though she is unemployed and uncertain if she will get her job back, Gobbell said, she doesn't regret her decision to keep the sticker on her windshield.

"I would like to find another job, but I would take that job back because I need to work," she said. "It upset me and made me mad that he could put a letter in my check expressing his (political) opinion, but I can't put something on my car expressing mine."

She was referring to a flier that she said Gaddis placed in employee envelopes to remind them of the positive impact that President Bush's policies have had on them. An employee at the plant who would not identify himself confirmed the contents of the letter.

Gobbell provided a copy of the flier. It says:

"Just so you will know, because of the Bush tax (cut):
I was able to buy the new Hammer Mill
I was able to finance our receivables
I was able to get the new CAT skid steer
I was able to get the wire cutter
I was able to give you a job"

It further says:

"You got the benefit of the Bush tax cut. Everyone did."




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OfflineStinky
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Re: Woman fired for sporting Kerry sticker on car [Re: daussaulit]
    #3132642 - 09/14/04 01:44 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

We'll be paying for our little tax cut and this war with our non-existant social security thanks to Bush. Its so sad to see people's ideologies rule over them like that.


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Re: Woman fired for sporting Kerry sticker on car [Re: daussaulit]
    #3132665 - 09/14/04 01:49 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Damn.

Release the hounds (ACLU)


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Re: Woman fired for sporting Kerry sticker on car [Re: daussaulit]
    #3132719 - 09/14/04 02:00 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Yeah the ACLU should jump all over this one, and I'd support them in it too.

Doesn't this violate election laws somehow? Beyond just worker's rights?


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Invisible1stimer
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Re: Woman fired for sporting Kerry sticker on car [Re: daussaulit]
    #3133388 - 09/14/04 09:27 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Just show how FUCKN NUTS Bush supporters really are. Brainwashed mind sheep, that fuck pigs for money.


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Re: Woman fired for sporting Kerry sticker on car [Re: 1stimer]
    #3133945 - 09/14/04 12:44 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I am a Bush supporter and you are dead on. I like to fuck pigs for money. That is the only reason I got the gig. I don't even know what that means, but I think it is funny.


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Re: Woman fired for sporting Kerry sticker on car [Re: Skikid16]
    #3134016 - 09/14/04 01:09 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

haha release the hounds... good analogy.


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Re: Woman fired for sporting Kerry sticker on car [Re: The_Red_Crayon]
    #3134332 - 09/14/04 02:55 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

That is sick... theres been a rash of Kerry/edwards yard sign thefts around here...but this is going to far...(insert most outrageous slippery slope proposition here)


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