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2 minutes ago, Mr. Gibson said:

John Cruz got canned for something he posted on Facebook, freedom of speech is going to be a thing of the past if this shiit keeps up.

Fukk you fender I'm going to ignore my fender products for 10 minutes,that'll show ya.lol

Yeah I'm not gonna touch my Martin just in case CFM IV opens his yap.

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Well that sucks.  First they shut down their forum and now this.  

According to a Facebook post of 2 June by bassist Gregor Fris, Cruz had posted a highly distasteful image in connection with the recent protests in the USA. Fris later commented on his own post giving an update, saying Fender had called him to say that Cruz had been relieved of his duties. He said:

Fender called me today and we had a very friendly and constructive conversation about this incident. At this point, John is not (sic) longer employed at Fender. The whole executive team is now sitting down to discuss how to shake things up within their team and their own rows … I never wanted this, but kudos to Fender for taking a stand. Maybe it’s the right time to make some tough decisions.

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Ok I found the meme he posted.  

It's a white Jeep that is covered in (fake) blood mostly on the front like it just drove through a crowd of people. The Jeep has a (fake) severed arm on the hood and a (fake) severed human head stuck in the grill. 

The caption:

"I don't know what you mean by protesters on the freeway. I came through no problem". 

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This is not new.  Are you retired?

"Employers continue to monitor employees’ online presence even after they’re hired. Nearly half of employers (48 percent) say they use social networking sites to research current employees— 10 percent do it daily. Further, a third of employers (34 percent) have found content online that caused them to reprimand or fire an employee."

https://www.careerbuilder.com/advice/not-getting-job-offers-your-social-media-could-be-the-reason

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10 hours ago, Mr. Gibson said:

John Cruz got canned for something he posted on Facebook, freedom of speech is going to be a thing of the past if this shiit keeps up.

Fukk you fender I'm going to ignore my fender products for 10 minutes,that'll show ya.lol

 a few months ago I gave my daughter my '72 Strat that I've had since '74. few weeks ago I sold my "Performer" Seafoam green Strat. for the 1st time in 46 yrs, I'm Fenderless ... 

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3 minutes ago, Karloff said:

 a few months ago I gave my daughter my '72 Strat that I've had since '74. few weeks ago I sold my "Performer" Seafoam green Strat. for the 1st time in 46 yrs, I'm Fenderless ... 

I own half of a Fender. My '95 American Standard J Bass needed a new neck and I got Warmoth replacement. 

In this country (USA) we have freedom of speech, but I don't believe hate speech is protected.

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If he was fired for being a twit that seems harsh in these days of counselling services etc to re-educate staff - especially when it's for foolishness rather than physical violence or intimidation or whatever. Not condoning his insensitive and stupid  actions, but seems harsh to get fired.

Of course Gregor Fris (?) could have quietly and quickly contacted Fender to voice his concerns, but heck, that's not half as self important as calling the bloke out publicly on farcebook.

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24 minutes ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

In this country (USA) we have freedom of speech, but I don't believe hate speech is protected.

All speech is protected.   BUT you take your chances with the backlash for the things you say.  And if your speech incites violence, you may get a visit from the FBI. 

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I strolled right into the Kustomme Shoppe like I owned the joint.  Was going in to see the pallets of blank woods, see how nice theirs were compared to USA and Mexico.  Not.  A.  Soul.  Nobody.  6, 8 benches maybe?  All neat and tidy, tools stowed, nothing on any benches.  Nobody around, on a random Tuesday.  It would have been nice to see some of these jokers trying to get a tele jack out or something important but no, nothing.  Tumbleweeds.

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When I had a Dodge Ram pickup,  I use to tie a  Santa Claus on the front grill with his arms and legs spread out -  looking like I'd run into him and he got plastered to the grill.  I thought it was funny - compared to the people who put antlers on their side windows anyway.     I did this for a half dozen years. Never got one single complaint.   I guess I was offending the wrong people.  

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1st Amendment protects you from the government not your employer. There's no laws that keep us from being asswholes.  I lock down my FB page so that the only people that see my insanity is the people that I trust.  

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1 hour ago, fortyearspickn said:

When I had a Dodge Ram pickup,  I use to tie a  Santa Claus on the front grill with his arms and legs spread out -  looking like I'd run into him and he got plastered to the grill.  I thought it was funny - compared to the people who put antlers on their side windows anyway.     I did this for a half dozen years. Never got one single complaint.   I guess I was offending the wrong people.  

 

What kind of feedback would you have gotten if you'd used Jesus' likeness?

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I was on FarceBook several years ago.  Probably took 5 or 6 months before I realized it was like swimming in a cesspool.  Got off, tried to delete everything.  Wouldn't even think of Twitter. 

Human Resources weenies -  Employment 'professionals'  use to call prior employers to get a 'reference' for a potential  'new hire'.   That stopped working because the 'new hires' started suing their former employers for what they told the HR people where they applied.  So, the HR Weenies started to use  your Credit Score !    Just think how lame that is for a minute.   Recently - these geniuses flocked to looking at FB as a form of  'due diligence'  in hiring people.   I'm just worried they'll  get my report card from when I was in Junior High.  Worse, ask my old bus driver if I was 'respectful'.     

 

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