If you want to keep your job, you’d better agree politically…
The CEO of Grubhub, an online food delivery service, is so irrationally incensed over the results of Tuesday’s presidential election that he’s taking it out on his non-likeminded employees.
He sent out a memo Wednesday afternoon saying, in essence, that anyone within his organization that agrees with President-elect Donald Trump should pack their bags.
Grubhub CEO says employees who agree with Trump’s rhetoric should resign pic.twitter.com/seMI2VeB7h
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) November 11, 2016
Clip via “Fox & Friends” Twitter account
“If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here,” wrote Matt Maloney, GrubHub co-founder and CEO, according to Fox News. “We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team.”
Fox News contributor Harlan Hill tweeted:
.@GrubHub CEO discriminates against the tens of millions of Reps, Dems and Indies who vote for @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/gsmH6SPGBq
— Harlan Hill (@Harlan) November 10, 2016
The fact that the memo soon made it into the public eye indicated that he also didn’t mind alienating half of his customer base.
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“I absolutely reject the nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics of Donald Trump and will work to shield our community from this movement as best as I can,” Maloney wrote in the emailed memo under the subject line, “So…that happened…what’s next?”
Fox News reported the full contents of the memo.
Grubhub CEO tells pro-Trump employees to resign https://t.co/iOxd1frn4n via @BryanLlenas pic.twitter.com/JVzRj3qdp5
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 10, 2016
After the email became public, Maloney initially doubled down on its message.
“I want to reaffirm to anyone on our team that is scared or feels personally exposed, that I and everyone else here at Grubhub will fight for your dignity and your right to make a better life for yourself and your family here in the United States.”
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Fox News’ Judge Jeanine, weighed in and said Maloney was setting himself up for a lawsuit.
.@JudgeJeanine: Grubhub CEO saying employees who agree Trump rhetoric should resign is setting himself up for a lawsuit! pic.twitter.com/yo2swgktVE
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) November 11, 2016
And with the memo’s publication, Grubhub’s customers reacted by hitting the company where it hurt — in it’s sales figures. There are, after all, more online food delivery services out there that would love more customers.
@FoxNews @BryanLlenas wow looks like I’ll be ordering from a new delivery service in NYC going forward. Unbelievable.
— Steph Jill Cartin (@stephjillabrams) November 10, 2016
Hi @Grubhub I’m a Trump supporter & use(d) your service A LOT, but no longer will. I’m sure many of my 100K+ followers feel the same. https://t.co/1YpKxGb1gM
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) November 10, 2016
?? Same @stephjillabrams @mba382 @FoxNews @BryanLlenas
Our business affiliates said they will also #BoycottGrubhub
Bye @Grubhub ??
— Luna (@pink_sprnva) November 11, 2016
Oops. And then there was this assessment.
@FoxNews @BryanLlenas he won’t be CEO much longer, that’s for sure.
— David Lee Orr (@DavidLeeOrr) November 10, 2016
Grubhub attempted to backpedal, claiming that the company stood for, first and foremost, tolerance. Really?
We stand for tolerance. Always. Please read the official statement about our CEO, @m3aloney’s, post-election email https://t.co/tQU3Db0IbY
— Grubhub (@Grubhub) November 10, 2016
Yeah, right. The company’s tolerant, as long as you vote the way we tell you. And no one was buying that baloney — even non-Trump supporters.
.@grubhub You stand for tolerance except for those that disagree with you. How INtolerant. I didn’t vote Trump but you lost my business
— Kimberly Morin (@Conservativeind) November 11, 2016
BULLSHIT. I want my account completely deleted and your servic rep says it can’t be done. I WANT MY ACCOUNT DELETED. @Grubhub @M3aloney
— Bobphillypa (@BobPhillyPa) November 10, 2016
And that tweet — that he wants his account deleted — prompted this side-splitting reply:
@BobPhillyPa @Grubhub @M3aloney Get Hillary on it, there’s a women who knows how to delete.
— Whistlin’ Dixie (@Shugababysmydog) November 11, 2016
Maloney, like liberals the world over, let his emotions get into the way of the number-one goal of any business — to make a profit.
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