Thursday, March 23, 2006

Weird News Of The Day-Woman Claims She Was Fired for Bumpersticker

By Matthew Rothschild
The Progressive

Linda Laroca has a bumpersticker on her car that says, “1360 Air America Progressive Talk Radio.”
That allegedly got her into trouble with her boss at Advantage Sales and Marketing, according to an article in North County Times by Teri Figueroa.
Laroca appeared on the Ed Schultz radio show on March 10 and gave this account.
She and her boss were speaking in a parking lot when her boss noticed the bumpersticker.
“Isn’t that the Al Franken leftwing talkshow?”
Laroca says she thought maybe this was a trick question so she hesitated and then said yes.
“Don’t you know our country is on high alert?” her boss responded, according to Laroca. “For all I know you could be Al Qaeda. You’re fired.”
Schultz asked Laroca what she did next.
“I picked up my jaw and drove home,” Laroca said.
Laroca is suing Advantage Sales and Marketing and the woman who allegedly fired her.
A media relations person at Advantage Sales and Marketing would not comment, and would not allow her name to be used.
Laroca says the manager called her the next Monday and offered her the job back.
“She said, ‘I was joking,’ ” Laroca told Schultz.
Schultz asked Laroca if she still has that bumpersticker on her car. “Oh, you better believe it,” she said. “I’m going to wear it proudly.”


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