When I got my first job, my boss told me if I couldn’t come in, I’d have to find someone to cover for me.
The reason why I couldn’t come in was almost irrelevant; the bottom line was somebody needed to be there.
If I couldn’t find anyone and I didn’t show up, that was a strike. Three strikes and you’re out.
This is normal. You either show up to work or you suffer the consequences. Somewhere along the way, however, workers in this country got it into their heads that THEY make the rules, not the employers.
Worse still, immigrants started to push for rights nobody else has. For example, the endless lists of demands submitted by Muslim students to universities around the country.
So, when a Day Without Immigrants rolls around, and you decide you’re going to ditch work to protest, you’re playing with fire. And rightfully so.
20 immigrant workers in Michigan were warned about these consequences and yet, they pulled the typical “immigrants have more rights than any other Americans” card, and skipped out, anyway.
“More than 20 immigrant workers in Michigan were stunned to find themselves out of a job after they skipped work to attend a ‘Day Without Immigrants’ rally in February.
The former employees of Detroit-area auto parts maker EZ Industrial Solutions LLC say they were wrongfully fired, despite warnings from company management that there would be repercussions for missing work without permission.”
Did you catch that last part? I sure did. Is it the employer’s fault that the employees decided to ignore the warning?
Of course not.
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But of course, the workers are suing, saying “the employer coercively questioned employees” about their plans to attend the rallies. To that, Operations Manager Jordan Yoder issued the following statement:
“The law is quite clear that employees can’t just not show up to work when they’re expected, and also that they are not free to participate in political, non-work related protests during their work day without consequences.
We therefore deny any wrongdoing and are confident that the charge will be dismissed.”
You know, this really isn’t complicated. It isn’t difficult to understand.
When illegal immigrants come here and commit crimes against Americans, that needs to be stopped. Again, not difficult to comprehend, right?
If anyone – ANYONE – ditches work amidst warnings from the employer, they should be terminated, or at least there should be harsh consequences. These workers broke the rules, plain and simple.