In what may be a move that he will end up regretting, a disgruntled Hillary Clinton backing CEO is taking her loss hard and going on the attack against employees who voted for Donald Trump. GrubHub overlord Matt Maloney went off in a communique to his staff in which he blasted the president-elect’s “hateful” views and called for those in his company who supported Trump to clean out their desks and get the hell out.
According to the Chicago Tribune “Grubhub faces backlash after CEO’s anti-Trump email to employees”:
Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney spoke out against President-elect Donald Trump in an email to employees Wednesday, saying if employees don’t agree with creating a culture of support and inclusiveness, they should resign.
In a nearly 300-word email sent to employees of the online food-ordering company Wednesday afternoon, Maloney said he rejects the “nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics of Donald Trump.” The company said it employs 1,400 people.
“If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here,” he wrote. “We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team.”
In an emailed statement to Blue Sky, Maloney said the email wasn’t intended to call out all Trump supporters.
“At Grubhub, we welcome and accept employees with all political beliefs, no matter who they voted for in this or any election,” he said. “We do not discriminate on the basis of someone’s principles, or otherwise. The message was intended to advocate for inclusion and tolerance — regardless of political affiliation — during this time of transition for our country.”
In a tweet that was later deleted, Maloney added: “To be clear, GrubHub does not tolerate hate and we are proud of all our employees – even those who voted for Trump.”
In a statement posted by Grubhub later Thursday evening, Maloney said his comments had been misconstrued.
“I want to clarify that I did not ask for anyone to resign if they voted for Trump,” the statement said. “I would never make such a demand.”
By Thursday afternoon, Twitter users were calling others to #boycottgrubhub.
“While demeaning, insulting and ridiculing minorities, immigrants and the physically/mentally disabled worked for Mr. Trump, I want to be clear that his behavior – and these views, have no place at Grubhub,” Maloney wrote. “Had he worked here, many of his comments would have resulted in his immediate termination.”
He also wrote that the company promised to fight for any employee who was scared or felt personally exposed.
After the story gained national attention the bully somewhat climbed down from his ridiculous tirade:
Maloney’s dictatorial demand will likely backfire and result in a wave of boycotts of the online food delivery company, hitting him hard in the pocketbook. The negative publicity has likely already cost GrubHub dearly and he could end up being sued for violating the rights of his employees who were participating in the legitimate democratic process.
The Chamber of Commerce doesn’t have an Asshole of the Year award but if they did then Maloney would be a lock to win it.
My response to this is simple:
“I’m Pro-Trump, and I’m not quitting. Fire me if you think you can win the Wrongful Termination lawsuit.”