Earlier I wrote about how the CEO of GrubHub, an online food delivery service, wrote a letter to his employees after the election criticizing Donald Trump for “hateful” rhetoric and asking any of employees who supported his policies to resign
In case you missed it, here is an excerpt from the CEO, Matt Moleny, outlining how he rejects Trump’s policies, will attempt to “shield” (firing employees who agree with Trump?) his community from his movement.
“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.”
See more on Matt Moleny’s letter here.
The issue with this letter wasn’t that he was reinforcing the fact that hatefulness and racism has no place at his organization, but rather he directly related anyone who agrees with Trump’s policies to automatically be a danger to the safety and stability of his workplace. Also, Moleny expects all of his employees to agree 100% with him on rejecting Trump’s policies and brand him as “hateful”, showing no desire to listen to employee’s who have an alternate viewpoint.
If Maloney had bothered to actually listen to Trump’s speeches rather than just basing his opinions on what the mainstream media says, perhaps he would realize that Trump is against ILLEGAL immigration, not immigration in general. The CEO of GrubHub also rejected Trump’s nationalism, so don’t expect any patriotic displays of American pride at his workplace.
Maloney also told Fox News that “almost 20 percent” of his employees have personally thanked him for the note” and “I am not embarrassed by it”, meaning about 80% had no opinion or possibly disagreed, but were too afraid of losing their jobs to tell the boss their true feelings.
Now the backlash begins, as the hashtag #boycottgrubhub makes its way around Twitter. GrubHub is already getting hit where it hurts, in its wallet, as their stock opened at a lose of over 10%, going from a high of $38.96 per share yesterday to $34.96 this morning.
Although the stock has rebounded slightly since its horrific opening this morning, the damage to their shareholders and their brand has been done.
This is yet another example of liberal “elites” believing that their own perceived righteousness is the only correct path, and anyone who disagrees with them can simply be brushed off as a hateful bigot. It’s like when you were a kid and someone in your group of friends got jealous because you won an award when they didn’t. In a jealous rage, they exile you from the group, not because of anything you did wrong, but simply because they despised you for being a winner.
The implications of Moleny’s letter go far deeper than just trying to comfort or reassure his staff, it is a direct message to anyone who disagrees with the liberal narrative that they are not welcome in his organization.
Journalists, political pundits and liberal industry leaders still don’t seem to understand that Trump supporters are not just some rabble of back woods hicks with pitchforks, they are a diverse group of consumers from all walks of life who have rallied together for a single cause. Elite liberals don’t understand that we will no longer sit quietly by as the system insults and berates us without consequence, but I think we’re getting them up to speed very quickly.
In an attempt to defuse the situation, Maloney issued a statement that his letter was “misconstrued“. Maybe now Matt knows how Donald Trump felt when the mainstream media distorted his speeches to make him appear as some sort of racist tyrant.
Good luck Matt Moleny, enjoy your calls and emails from angry shareholders.