God is good ’till he gets your ass FIRED!

October 26, 2009 at 2:43 pm 7 comments


Newspaper Headline: Home Depot worker wears ‘under God’ button, then gets fired

Story (nutshell version): Guy wears ‘One nation under God’ button to work at Home Depot, gets verbal warnings to cut it out but nothing happens ’till he starts bringing his Bible to the biz — then things got all employment terminationey and now he’s whining that Home Depot is anti-God and anti-troops.

Editorial Comment: Seriously?
This shit again?
Not news.

Bottom Line: You tried to get away with something. It didn’t work. Get over it.

Like most businesses, Home Depot has a dress code policy states noncompany buttons, regardless of their message or content, are not allowed.
Don’t like it? Don’t work there.

Company spokesdude Craig Fishel said Home Depot has a “proud history” of supporting the military, and that it sanctions several of its own buttons for employees to wear, including one that reads: “United We Stand.”

United We Stand … yep, I think that’s generally regarded as a universally supportive sentiment. Uh huh.

But Trevor Keezer’s buttonation wasn’t really just about supporting the troops.
“You can’t have country without God,” he said
::: actualy, Trev – you can :::

“Every pin they showed me had no ‘God’ on it or anything.”
::: OH GOD! :::

“I was told [my button] had to come off, or I would be sent home. So they sent me home for six straight days without pay. And then today they terminated me,” he said.
“It never crossed my mind to take off the button because I’m standing for something that’s bigger than I am.
::: Hmmm, bigger than you are … maybe I use that copout so I can wear my ‘Republitards are child touchers’ baby tee to work … :::

“They kept telling me the severity of what you’re doing and I just let God be in control and went with His plan.”
::: Looks like God’s the new Donald Trump, biatch! :::

Keezer says he didn’t set out to make a religious statement [yes he did], but now that he has, he believes he’s done the right thing. [Of course he does – he has to! It makes the unemployment line more tolerable.]

Listen kid, you must just be really new to the whole world of work … so let me break it down for you:
Employers actually do have the right (and sometimes obligation) to tell your hourly ass exactly what you can and cannot wear — otherwise we’d be run amok with camel toe, Daisy Dukes and decolletage …
::: Passable on a Saturday night at One Eyed Jack’s but not so much for the 9-5 :::

… or worse! — Klan garb, religious ridiculousness or *ACK* Palin paraphernalia!

Trust me kid — nobody wants that shit!

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7 Comments

  • 1. maaark  |  October 26, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Double standards anyone? Our pluralist society is going to have a huge problem with this. Muslim right to wear head coverings, Native American right to religious expression, Halloween Wiccan displays all over the public school system and government buildings, anyone elses right to wear a tee shirt with their favorite band on it! When an employer makes a policy they should just make sure they don’t slip into double standards.

  • 2. lifeisacookie  |  October 26, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    The problem for Home Depot in this would be if they only issued verbal and not also written warnings over the pin (which would be evidential). But I don’t see a double-standard otherwise.

    If your employer has a rule barring you from displaying political or religious or some other item, then that’s the rule. You’re free to work elsewhere.

    You don’t have to like it and you’re free to get your message on – on your own time.

  • 3. writechic  |  October 26, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    OMG, you’re so funny, Cookie. Dude wanted to be fired. Obviously. And no doubt someone who is much less freakish could use that $8.50 an hour.

    Gettin’ your Jesus on with a gay ass pin is retarded. Show me that mother fucker clothing the poor, feeding the hungry (his self excluded of course), sheltering an orphan and he’ll get props on piety.

    Melissa, Bad Catholic Errant

  • 4. lifeisacookie  |  October 26, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    excellent points.
    One has to wonder — after he called the paper to ‘make’ a story — what he is doing for the less fortunate now – in the name of God …

    Mmmm HMMMM

  • 5. writechic  |  October 26, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    He prolly dudn’t do squat for the less fortunate–rather, as most of the knuckleheads around here, sees the necks of the poor as soft and fine steps for their own aspirations.

    Too bad Jesus laid off all those people at Focus on the Family. They’d love this guy.

  • 6. lifeisacookie  |  October 26, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Always with the salient points, you!! 😉

    • 7. writechic  |  October 27, 2009 at 1:27 am

      Shut me up already, I know. 😉


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