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The CEO of Pappa Johns, John Schnatter, and other like minded CEO's have been Revenge Firing, or if they have not yet begun to fire their employees, have stated they would if Obama won the election.

We can highlight the difference once again between the Democrats and Republicans and use their disgusting behavior against them. Let's show the American worker that Republicans love to fire, and Democrats love to hire. Under K.I.S.S. rules let us call it:

Republicans fire, democrats hire

I say we work together to help first locate and identify workers who have been fired by these Revenge Firings. Then we could help these workers through a number of different ways.

1) The best option IMO would be for those progressives who live near the fired workers and own their own companies to at the very least interview the workers. If there are any jobs available in your company that the worker is qualified for and you have extra room to hire that worker then hire them as simple as that. Oh but do not forget to mention that you are a Democrat and that you are sorry that their previous boss was a republican who liked to fire. If you can't hire then follow on to the next number of ideas.

2) Create funds, send letters, give out information to get them hired at better local companies. Push famous progressive voices that can hire these workers to hire them.

3) The fantasy option would be to get progressive money into creating competitive companies to fight against any company that mistreats their employees. By paying living wages and actually being a company that respects your workers we could steal most, if not all of the workers from the original conservative run companies. The added bonus would be an influx of progressively owned money and for these workers they would be paid and treated well.

If you have any other ideas or additions you would like to make please share.

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  •  Well, let's not forget job creators (2+ / 0-)
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    Killer of Sacred Cows, bnasley

    There's more than one way to create a job.  I created my own by bootstrapping my way through the past year.

    "Small businesses" in Republican-speak are businesses that exist to maximize profits.  But for folks like me, small businesses are ways to do work more efficiently and effectively than the behemoths and streamline things to make work more fun.

    People who have talents and experience can become more independent, create their own jobs, and hopefully spur more economic growth.  

    Papa Johns is a great example ... the guy running the show is profiting handsomely off of what he learned from Pizza Hut.  Making great pizzas isn't too hard.  And once you get the business model and funding figured out... we could find someone to take Papa John out of business.

    Stop clapping. Stop screaming. Open your mind. Listen. (Oh, and I support President Obama in 2012.)

    by Benintn on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 07:32:22 PM PST

    •  Lets push our definition of small business then (1+ / 0-)
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      Killer of Sacred Cows

      I think this could also be a way to push forward on our definition of small business too. It's a win win. I have the ideas ( even one to get rid of Pappa Johns) but need the helpers/ money to get it off the ground.

      Can we get funding for progressive businesses? That would be a great way to push back into the private sector. Both prove progressive economic ideas and make more money to push more out there?

  •  Papa John's Pizza and Wall Street (4+ / 0-)

    The day Obama was sworn into office, Papa John's stock was selling at $16.58.  On Friday, the stock closed just shy of $50.00.   Yeah, it's been really bad for these guys under Obama.  Not.  Gimme a break.

    Here's the 5-yr stock chart of PZZA if you're interested.

    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

    by winsock on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 08:01:53 PM PST

  •  Great, actionable ideas...please Recommend this (1+ / 0-)
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    Killer of Sacred Cows

    because there are actions that some Kossacks are in the position to take...they need to see the diary in order to take action!

  •  Coal Miners? (1+ / 0-)
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    bnasley

    That would be interesting to see if progressives have jobs for coal miners in Price, Utah.

  •  I've been thinking about something (2+ / 0-)
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    ranton, mamamorgaine

    along those lines.

    Right now there is a call to boycott Applebee's, and Papa John's.

    I have never eaten at those places.  So what would my contribution to a boycott be?

    I would rather participate in a buy-in.  I would love a list of companies and corporations that have CEO's who treat their workers fairly- do not fund republicans so they can buy the government and whose profit margin is reasonable to their employees salaries.

    That's where I want to do my business.

    Right now, only COSTCO comes to mind.

    Does anyone know how to start his up?  I'd gladly help if I was pointed in the right direction.

    Growing old is inevitable...Growing up is purely optional

    by grannycarol on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 08:44:22 PM PST

    •  applebee's, too? hadn't heard of their policies - (0+ / 0-)

      don't know how i missed that one.

      it's hard for me to boycott either of them, though.  don't patronize papa johns and haven't been to applebee's in years - food's too greasy! (heh - how appropriate!)

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