In the days following Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election, liberal minded CEO’s, Hollywood stars and media pundits are frantically trying to console each other that everything will be alright, as well as venting to their co-workers.
The CEO of Grubhub, which is an online food delivery service app popular in metropolitan areas, decided to take his hurt feelings a bit further and encourage any of his employees who agree with Donald Trump’s rhetoric to resign their positions. The CEO and co-founder of Grubhub, Matt Maloney, sent out an email to his staff with the subject line “So…that happened…what’s next?”
I suppose he assumed that 100% of his employees voted for Hillary Clinton and were equally as devastated as he was when she lost, and were seeking some sort of “guidance” from their employer.
“While demeaning, insulting, and ridiculing minorities, immigrants, and the physically/mentally disabled worked for Mr. Trump, I want to be clear that this behavior — and these views — have no place at Grubhub,”
“Had he worked here, many of his comments would have resulted in his immediate termination.”
“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. As we all try to understand what this vote means to us, 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.”
If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here. We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team.
Maloney told Fox News that “almost 20 percent” of his employees have personally thanked him for the note. “I am not embarrassed by it,” he said.
So, “almost” 20% of his employees thanked him and he is proud of that number, meaning that approximately 80% of his staff possibly disagreed with his position to send out a letter like this. I don’t think any CEO would be happy with only 20% of his staff being satisfied by a particular company’s action, but apparently Maloney is quite content with this.
To be fair, Moleny’s statement of asking employee’s to resign if they agree with “these” views could be interpreted to mean general racism or hateful remarks, but those are standard rules within any company that Human Resources would promptly terminate an employee for. This letter’s connotation didn’t just mention “hateful politics”, Moleny also stated he absolutely rejects nationalisms, so I guess that means no patriotic displays of American flags at GrubHub for fear of offending someone?
The letter also mentions how the CEO will “shield” his employees from Trump’s movement. Why not try to understand what drew people to this movement in the first place, rather than trying to shelter delicate minds from alternative political viewpoints? This statement sums up how closed minded most liberal thinkers really are, despite them trying to portray themselves as open and tolerant. They are, in fact, only tolerant if you share some version of their own political views.
Moleny also mistakenly mentions Trump’s “anti-immigration” policies, which is a common misconception due to the bias media, as Donald Trump is completely in favor of LEGAL immigration, but against ILLEGAL immigration and having an unsecured boarder that drugs can pour across.
The CEO of Grubhub assigns a blanket insult to all Trump supporters within his organization, automatically assuming that they are “hateful” racists and will somehow be encourage to spew that hate around his office due to Trump’s victory.
That is why I have such a problem with this letter. Obviously it’s not because he is saying hatefulness has no place in his office, of course it doesn’t, but because he attempted to pin that hate on Donald Trump voters and asked them to resign if they agree with his policies.
You know very well that if Hillary Clinton had won the election and a CEO would have sent a letter asking employees to resign if they agree with her radical views on globalization and a borderless America (which would be an accurate assessment in my opinion), the mainstream media would blast them into bankruptcy.
This letter is less about preventing a hostile work environment, and more about a soar loser making a statement to his staff in hopes of balming his own hurt feelings. The issue is the manner in which it belittles and berates Donald Trump’s supporters, assuming they are all of the negative stereotypes that the mainstream media has applied to them for over a year. Liberal minded pundits still cannot understand that people were sick and tired of being called these offensive names just because they disagreed with the media’s assessment of Trump, and that was a major motivator in getting voters to the polls for him.
If you’re currently using GrubHub and would like to make your own statement by discontinuing use, you can find a list of alternatives to their services here.
UPDATE: GrubHub CEO Matt Moleny has now come out and said that his letter was “misconstrued“. Well Matt, now you know how Donald Trump feels when the mainstream media “misconstrues” his words and twists them to make people believe he is Hitler reborn.
Perhaps Matt should try listening to a few of Donald Trump’s speeches himself before being so quick to brand him based on the media pundit’s opinions next time.