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Blacklists are back and the Democrats got ’em: According to a new survey, those who publicly supported Trump or expressed conservative opinions on social media are being willingly blackballed by the hiring managers in corporate America.
A new survey of hiring managers provided to Secrets found that backing Trump on social media is the top reason to reject a job applicant.
The apparent reason: Human resources departments want to avoid “tiffs” between employees. “Likely to avoid future office tiffs, a significant portion of hiring managers admitted to negatively judging candidates based on the political content posted. For 27% of hiring managers, social media posts endorsing Donald Trump for president would negatively impact their decision to hire a candidate,” read the analysis of the poll done for Skynova, an online business software company.
While the list of political positions that causes employees heartburn in the graph above also includes some pro-Democratic Party positions — such as endorsing Joe Biden, supporting unions and a minimum wage — the majority are pro-Trump or conservative positions. Though there is a small chance you might be denied a job if you publicly stated your leftist beliefs, you almost certainly will be blackballed if you dared speak out against such beliefs.
Moreover, leftist workers are now eagerly looking for ways to blacklist conservative companies as well. From the survey:
Holding a similar stance as hiring managers, 40.6% of employees said evidence endorsing Donald Trump for president would negatively impact their decision to apply for a job, compared to only 21.6% reporting the same of endorsement for Joe Biden for president. Anti-immigration posts, urging people not to vote, and even supporting the idea of election fraud were also major red flags for employees.
Furthermore, as noted in the graph above, almost twice as many managers identify as Democrats. Democrats, both in and out of the work force — are more willing to blacklist. And they by a large majority control the hiring decisions for more companies.
It is amazing that just a few short years ago the Democrats advocated the idea that no one should be refused a job or any commercial service for any reason whatsoever. Doing so was bigoted and a return to “Jim Crow” segregation (a suddenly popular word among Democratic Party politicians). Now however such discrimination has suddenly become acceptable, as long as the blackballing does harm to conservatives and Republicans. They don’t deserve the right to pursue their happiness. They have dared to oppose Democrats and the leftist agenda. Such dissent cannot be allowed, and must be crushed.
Let me be clear about one point. If you insert your political agenda into your job — whether conservative or leftist — and that agenda is completely irrelevant to that job and disrupts the work, your status at your work should certainly be questioned. To be blacklisted prior to hiring however is wrong. Hiring managers should hire people solely on their specific skills related to the work involved. Only after hiring should a person’s status be re-evaluated if that person disrupts things for political reasons.
Our culture is supposed to honor freedom of speech. To do so means you allow people that right, in their personal lives. You don’t use as a club against them in hiring.
Apparently too many Democrats no longer honor these values. Freedom of speech is great, as long as no one disagrees with them.
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