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  •  I think that every corporation should feel (30+ / 0-)

    the heat of the comments made by these idiots.  Corporations need to know that we have reached a tipping point.  People have had enough and if it hurts the Denny's name I could care less.  Just because it was a franchisee and not the corporation itself doesn't make it any less true that everyone of these peckerheads is looking for a way to get out of paying a living wage of a benefit.

    For every CEO who has spoken out about abortion, birth control, living wages or benefits there are a 100 more that keep their mouths shut and just hire the best lawyers they can find to make sure the loopholes are big enough to leap through.  

    They need to know that their beliefs don't sit well with the rest of us and we can vote both with our dollars and our feet.  Every time I hear from one of these blowhards, their stores are crossed off my list of where I spend my money.

    •  It's important (1+ / 0-)
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      Not to make assumptions about people just because you have a predisposed bias against them. A priori assumptions are logical fallacies. They're signs of bad science, bad assumption and just lack of common sense.

      by DAISHI on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 03:19:13 PM PST

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      •  When a business owner (6+ / 0-)
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        makes the decision to add a 5% surcharge to every bill, supposedly because of Obamacare, even though he has threatened to cut hours for everyone so that Obamacare costs him nothing, and THEN suggests that you can make that up by shorting his own wait staff on tips, we're not dealing in "assumptions" anymore, pal.

        Nope. We don't assume, we KNOW this guy is a dick. He also hung Denny's brand out there to fly in the wind, without a second salient thought.  Didn't give a fig about All those OTHER Denny's franchise owners and restaurant workers who depend on smart business people to know it is sheer folly to mix business and politics.

        "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

        by StellaRay on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 04:01:22 PM PST

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        •  And if every Denny's and the corporation itself (2+ / 0-)
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          feel the pain so be it. I expect they would have something effective if this franchise began serving spoiled food or became notorious for filth. As far as I am concerned a restaurant screwing its employees is serving filth. An exploited waiter is a cockroach in my salad or a rat tail in my stew. That in one of a chain would put me off the entire chain, franchise model or not.

          In essence, control your franchise or pay the price. I'm truly not interested in the least about your internal business structure when the "brand" is there.

          The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

          by pelagicray on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 05:08:53 PM PST

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    •  Best Comment (1+ / 0-)
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      Karma is about to upend these useless leeches.

      "Live right. Think left." Gregory Peck

      by bookwoman on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 03:22:28 PM PST

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    •  They need to understand that they aren't Atlas. (1+ / 0-)
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      We have all these corporations thinking they can "Go Galt". But they aren't Atlas, we don't need them. Demand rules. We can take our money and spend it elsewhere.

      The wolfpack eats venison. The lone wolf eats mice.

      by A Citizen on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 06:44:46 PM PST

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