Friday, January 28, 2011

WIRTW #162 (the bad necktie edition)


I am an expat Philadelphian. When the Eagles came to Cleveland in 2004, I wore my Donovan McNabb jersey with pride inside Browns Stadium, and endures the tirades, insults, curses, and the occasional hails of popcorn, peanuts, and beer from loyal Browns fans. But, if the Eagles were playing the Browns in the Superbowl (I know, I know), I would likely draw the line at wearing my gear to the office. It’s not that wouldn’t enjoy jabbing my co-workers (because I would). But, I work in a service-based industry, and the thought of rubbing even one client the wrong way would my hats, jerseys, and ties at home. One Packers fan selling cars in Chicago thought otherwise last week, and it cost him his job when he refused his boss’s repeated requests to remove his Packers tie. The following blogs have the details:

Here’s the rest of what I read this week:

Discrimination

Social Media

Workplace Technology

Wage & Hour

Employee Relations and HR

Trade Secrets and Employee Competition

Labor Relations


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