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View Diary: A Totally Legal Threatening Letter for Employees of Voter-Intimidating CEOs to Send Their Bosses (20 comments)

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  •  Could deter a small or mid-sized business owner. (3+ / 0-)
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    GoogleBonhoeffer, codairem, Mayfly

    But the CEO of a rich corporation?  They have full-time legal staff, and they would just laugh at you for threatening litigation.  Ultimately the working man (or woman) has to be more thuggish than their employers to protect their rights - but smart about it so that corporations' natural advantages in legal representation don't come into play.

    Voter suppression is treason.

    by Troubadour on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 06:53:12 PM PDT

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    •  I'd still call his bluff (1+ / 0-)
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      Troubadour

      Mass firings are:

      1) Bad PR and could really damage a brand, especially a big company with high visibility that would attract news coverage.

      2) Wasteful - the cost of rehiring and finding productive workers is high and takes time and lowers production.  The cost in HR and lost productivity makes mass firings a really inefficient proposition for a CEO.  

      •  He could just fire you alone (2+ / 0-)
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        the mom in the middle, Mayfly

        and count on it being an "example."  Direct confrontation can only work if it's purely assertive and constructive - and if you have a recording device on you at the time to make sure you catch any critical blunders on their part, such as going berserk and making blatant threats.  

        But to really control people who wield real power, you have to basically gaslight them - convince them the world is out to get them, make them act paranoid of their own employees, and they'll become so preoccupied with a completely imaginary struggle for power that they start making all sorts of mistakes you can exploit.

        Voter suppression is treason.

        by Troubadour on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 07:05:59 PM PDT

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      •  Since it's still (1+ / 0-)
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        Calamity Jean

        a secret ballot, just ignore the stupid bastards!

          They're just spouting smoke and know they would be cutting their own Preciousssss bottom line if they actually indulged this fetid Randian fantasy.

        If they dare ask how you voted, tell them whatever the H E double hockey sticks you want.

        They deserve no angst on our part. Cowardly bullies, that's all!

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