Archive for December 2008

“Call in Gay” Day?

December 9, 2008

I just saw this ridiculous story on FOXNews.com…

Some same-sex marriage supporters are urging people to “call in gay” Wednesday to show how much the country relies on gays and lesbians, but others question whether it’s wise to encourage skipping work given the nation’s economic distress.

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In response, I am going to urge employers to fire anyone who does so to show how much the country relies on hard workers. I definitely agree with the second part of that, though. What a great time to pick… There are people out there who need jobs and these losers are urging people to shrug theirs off for the day to be gay.

Oh, and check out this from the “Day Without a Gay” web site:

BUT I CAN’T CALL IN AT WORK ON 12/10 OR I’LL GET FIRED!
If you live in one of the 30 states where individuals can still be fired simply for being gay or lesbian, there are still plenty of ways that you can lend a hand and a voice in our fight for gay equality–without missing work.

(Source)

Notice how they make it into a discrimination issue?  They wouldn’t be firing you for calling in for BS inexcusable reasons…it would be simply because you’re GAY!!!  Hopefully employers will take a stand against this absurdity and give their jobs to deserving people.  Just be prepared for all the discrimination lawsuits if you do.