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Would You Hire a Liberal?

Transquesta 2012/11/08 19:50:08
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Say you own a business. Large or small doesn't matter. You're looking to fill five or fifty empty positions. Would you hire a liberal? Would you attempt, by way of the interview process, to ascertain a person's political views and base your hiring decision on your findings?
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  • TheFightingPanties 2012/12/03 20:56:28
    Yes!
    TheFightingPanties
    +1
    I'd hire the people most qualified, and no I wouldn't try to figure out their leanings in any way. If they outright tell me their political positions for no reason in the middle of interviewing them probably wouldn't though because that'd be awkward and uncomfortable.
  • MissJo 2012/11/12 03:20:09
    Yes!
    MissJo
    +1
    I believe not doing so would be considered discrimination, and that's something that the USA is NOT supposed to be about.

    Unfortunately, the only truly equal ones are cisgendered heterosexual white men.
  • Níl mé leat 2012/11/10 08:05:11
    Yes!
    Níl mé leat
    +1
    If I owned a business I would hire people based on their credentials and ability to do their job effectively and not their political leanings.
  • thefatguy 2012/11/10 04:01:49
    No!
    thefatguy
    +1
    No, they should all be out on the streets. They don't hire conservatives so this is just fighting fire with fire. I'm done playing nice. The second civil war has begun.
  • Lucy Krueger 2012/11/10 02:41:33
    Yes!
    Lucy Krueger
    +1
    If they're good at their jobs, why wouldn't I?
  • elijahin24 2012/11/10 00:58:42
    Yes!
    elijahin24
    +1
    Unless I'm working in the HR dept. of a political organization, I don't see where a persons politics has anything to do with their qualification to work for me.
  • flrdsgns 2012/11/09 22:57:31
    Yes!
    flrdsgns
    +1
    If they are qualified to do the job being offered, then yes, I don't judge peoples abilities on there political beliefs.
  • Transqu... flrdsgns 2012/11/10 00:58:52
    Transquesta
    That seems to be the consensus. I'm actually/pleasantly surprised (even if I'd never hire a liberal :-)).
  • Billyk75 2012/11/09 20:03:42
    Yes!
    Billyk75
    +2
    If I was a personal manager I would hire a person for their competence and not their political belief.
  • smilinbobs 2012/11/09 16:00:28
    Yes!
    smilinbobs
    +1
    Of course you always pick the best person for the job regardless of political beliefs You would have brainless to answer no and your business would most likely fail because of your idiotic beliefs. Just like GOP candidates that can't see that freedom means accepting all kinds of people
  • BAD DOG 2012/11/09 15:52:14 (edited)
    No!
    BAD DOG
    +2
    Would you hire me to watch your mother who is dying of lung cancer, knowing I`m going to sit there and smoke ?
  • elijahin24 BAD DOG 2012/11/10 01:00:51
    elijahin24
    +2
    What the hell are you talking about?
  • Transqu... elijahin24 2012/11/10 01:05:05
    Transquesta
    +2
    I'm gonna go out on a limb of conjecture here, but I think he's saying that hiring a liberal would be in the best interest of a business owner in the same way that hiring a smoker would be in the best interest of a person recovering from lung cancer. It's a bit of a stretch, but it's all I have at the moment. :-)
  • elijahin24 Transqu... 2012/11/10 01:15:09
    elijahin24
    +2
    I see. So we're all lazy. Well, I think a lot of campaign workers would be able to prove that inaccurate. I know a lot of soldiers could too. I'm one of them.
  • Transqu... elijahin24 2012/11/10 01:21:26
    Transquesta
    +2
    Uh. . .just for the record. . . I wasn't saying anything. I was trying to explain Bad Dog's comment. :-)
  • elijahin24 Transqu... 2012/11/10 17:16:56
    elijahin24
    +1
    Yeah, I know.
  • BAD DOG elijahin24 2012/11/10 03:57:18
    BAD DOG
    +2
    I would not hire anyone who`s going to elect a president that hates business. If you don`t care about your employer, why should they care about you ?
  • elijahin24 BAD DOG 2012/11/10 17:19:28
    elijahin24
    +1
    Once again, you have no idea what you're talking about. We don't hate business. We hate greed. We hate businesses who are more concerned about padding their already huge bottom-line, than providing jobs here, taking care of their workers, or taking care of the environment. We love responsible businesses.
  • BAD DOG elijahin24 2012/11/10 23:50:51
    BAD DOG
    +1
    Really...how many people do you employ?
  • elijahin24 BAD DOG 2012/11/12 18:02:35
    elijahin24
    +1
    None. Do you feel that ONLY the 3-5% of the country who are currently business-owners, are able to have a valid opinion about business? Most economists are not business owners. Maybe only the most successful business owners should have an opinion. People like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. But they probably don't count, do they?
  • BAD DOG elijahin24 2012/11/13 00:11:44
    BAD DOG
    +1
    When Obama increases taxes on income of 250,000 and up we`ll cut more jobs....to keep net profits intact, more lost jobs.
  • elijahin24 BAD DOG 2012/11/13 00:16:01
    elijahin24
    +1
    Anyone who cuts jobs because of this is an idiot. You hire enough people to meet your demand. You don't hire more people because you have more money. And you don't fire people because you have less. Anyone who does either of those things, is destined to fail anyway. That's economics 101.
  • BAD DOG elijahin24 2012/11/13 03:11:07
    BAD DOG
    +1
    Yeah, its a walk in the park....go in business and get rich.
  • elijahin24 BAD DOG 2012/11/13 03:29:13
    elijahin24
    +1
    No, it's not. I never said it was. But it's much harder when you don't follow the basic principals of economics.
  • Linnster 2012/11/09 15:10:38
    Yes!
    Linnster
    +2
    The question of a prospective employee's political affiliations shouldn't even come up. I would hire the person best qualified for the job.
  • Reggie☮ 2012/11/09 14:36:46
    Yes!
    Reggie☮
    +2
    It doesn't matter, I hire the best qualified person.
  • Georgia50 2012/11/09 13:56:17
    Yes!
    Georgia50
    +1
    Yes, but I would have a new hiring policy: ALL new hires are provisional, temporary, and dismissal in 6 months is automatic unless a mandatory personnel review demonstrates the need to keep the provisional employee on the payroll.

    Your performance is above the line or you take your career objectives elsewhere.
  • freakoutnow... cuz mom's here 2012/11/09 13:50:03
    Yes!
    freakoutnow... cuz mom's here
    +2
    If the person is qualified, available, and experienced than why not?
  • Jan 2012/11/09 10:53:33
    Yes!
    Jan
    +2
    why ever not? So long as the job wasn't to do with politics.
  • David 2012/11/09 10:03:37 (edited)
    Yes!
    David
    +2
    Question: Would you hire a Conservative? (In other words, would you hire someone who has different political views from you?)

    Yes. Political Ideology doesn't matter as long as the person has the skills to get the job done. A Liberal with no qualifications will not get hired, just like a Conservative with no qualifications.
  • JCD aka "biz" 2012/11/09 09:46:04
    Yes!
    JCD aka "biz"
    +2
    Or a conservative. Not racist persons, though.
  • Cunning Stunts 2012/11/09 08:31:22
    Yes!
    Cunning Stunts
    +2
    All I care about is if they can do the job.
  • just some random guy 2012/11/09 07:03:52
  • The River Rat 2012/11/09 07:02:40
    No!
    The River Rat
    +2
    I don't want any employee of any kind, liberal or otherwise. I chose to plant my land in trees because I could get all of my work done with contractors rather than have employees. I want no part of the pain of having to do all of the paper work and supervision of having employees. This way, I just let contractors bid on the work I need done and go with the ones who provide the service at the best price.
  • jesus christ 2012/11/09 06:39:58
    Yes!
    jesus christ
    +2
    you have to be a horrible person to not hire someone because of their political ideas
  • Georgia50 jesus c... 2012/11/09 13:58:14
    Georgia50
    +1
    You mean...like Hollywood for example?
  • jesus c... Georgia50 2012/11/10 05:58:04 (edited)
    jesus christ
    +2
    let me say again anybody that fires or will not hire someone because of their political ideas, is a horrible person. i don't care where they live or work.
  • MyDaydream90 2012/11/09 06:21:07 (edited)
    No!
    MyDaydream90
    +3
    I honestly don't think that would even cross my mind. I'd hire the person most qualified for the job. I don't have a one-track mind, so I'm not stuck on politics. It doesn't tend to matter as much on a person-to-person basis as it does in the larger scheme of things anyway.

    ps- I meant to click "yes." >.<
  • Transqu... MyDaydr... 2012/11/09 06:26:34
    Transquesta
    +1
    So why wouldn't you want to hire a liberal? :-D
  • MyDaydr... Transqu... 2012/11/09 06:34:27
    MyDaydream90
    +2
    I suck at life and at clicking the mouse on my computer, apparently. >.< lol

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