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Old 04-20-2013, 03:07 PM
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My wife and I are stationed here in the North Bay under honorable military service. Wife was able to do a few temp jobs as an Admin, then landed a salaried career in her field. However, since she doesn't quite enjoy the Obama Cool-aide, she unfortunately was shunned and as of yesterday, laid off after a year of hard work and dedication. So, Here's my question to you folks, are there ANY companies in this area that are warm and welcoming to a hard working, young, republican woman? Does it exist in Marin County?

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Old 04-20-2013, 03:14 PM
Location: State of Transition
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Shunned, because of political affiliation? How would her co-workers or superiors even know what her polit. affiliation is?

Why doesn't she just apply for whatever openings there are in her field, and do a better job of keeping her mouth shut next time, if political conversations develop at work? FYI, a lot of people around the Bay who voted for Obama, and I include Marin residents in that, aren't really that happy with him. I find it hard to believe that your wife was "shunned" and lost her job because she wasn't on some bandwagon.
Old 04-20-2013, 03:24 PM
Location: County of Slight Imperturbation
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Sounds like a job for the EEOC if it's the truth. The area has Republicans though, and they aren't pariahs I don't think.

The law is changeable, even if political affiliation isn't technically protected. I'd take it up if it really happened.
Old 04-20-2013, 03:26 PM
Location: State of Transition
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Where there's money, and there's plenty of that in Marin, there are Republicans. Employed Republicans who aren't having any problems with discrimination on political grounds at work. There probably were other issues in this case.
Old 04-20-2013, 03:50 PM
Location: San Francisco
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I'm a bit confused. Why would anyone even know what her political affiliation is? I do understand that some employees might discuss their politics and beliefs, but she doesn't have to get into that with them. In fact, probably just changing the topic is a good idea. And, yes, the Bay Area is very liberal, but there are conservatives here and even San Francisco has them.

I'm just confused on how her politics would get wrapped up in her work.

If you really think she was dismissed solely because of her political views you should probably talk to an attorney about state laws and file a Federal EEOC claim.
Old 04-20-2013, 04:02 PM
Location: Oakland, CA
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Either there was something else going on, or your wife is loud, boisterous, and belligerent enough about her politics that it disturbed her co-workers or superiors on a regular basis.
Old 04-20-2013, 05:16 PM
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Uh, no, no, unless she's working with idiots who solicit lawsuits, this didn't happen. Exactly what work was she doing, what notice did they give her, were there any warnings or evaluations prior to this action? What the OP posted is imo nonsense, HR departments are far more professional than what he stated....
Old 04-20-2013, 06:35 PM
Location: US
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The fact you need to point out you are a republican makes me think you will hate anywhere in the Bay Area besides like Stockton. It's sad when people let politics rule their social life lol.
Old 04-20-2013, 08:12 PM
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Get in touch with Meg Whitman ASAP..
Old 04-20-2013, 08:24 PM
Location: County of Slight Imperturbation
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I don't know, but I've never seen a name fit so well between chiropractor and cleopatra. I'm not so sure about OP myself actually.
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