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Old 02-06-2011, 04:53 AM   #11
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Remember who is feeding you and your family from now on.
Dude sick of this. We are supposed to kiss azz now cause the economy is bad. He is the one feeding his family, he goes to work and earns a previously agreed upon wage. I'm grateful for my job and my employer, but I make him a ton of money.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:03 AM   #12
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My boss has a saying.

If you work for Coke, you get free Coca-Cola.

Basically, if you're looking for something that your place of employment provides, your employer should let you you have it at a competitive price (if not free). If not, that employer has no right to question you getting it somewhere else.

I understand that a small LHBS probably can't compete with bulk on-line prices, but to say he's fired if he gets hops somewhere else is ludicrous.

Oh BTW, Congrats on the job!

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Old 02-06-2011, 05:06 AM   #13
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without an employment contract, in CA at least (dunno re: Oregon):
all employees are "at will".. meaning an employee can quit and employer can fire -at will.
The firing just can't be discriminatory (based on race, gender, age) or for retaliation (whistle-blower), etc.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:12 AM   #14
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Firing for buying hops elsewhere is clearly retaliation.

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Old 02-06-2011, 05:17 AM   #15
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My boss has a saying.

If you work for Coke, you get free Coca-Cola.

Basically, if you're looking for something that your place of employment provides, your employer should let you you have it at a competitive price (if not free). If not, that employer has no right to question you getting it somewhere else.

I understand that a small LHBS probably can't compete with bulk on-line prices, but to say he's fired if he gets hops somewhere else is ludicrous.

Oh BTW, Congrats on the job!
right... in other words, he should be getting more than 25% off. Thats the real crime here. The employer should not make money off selling things to his employees. they dont need to be free.. but at least not for profit.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:17 AM   #16
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Congratulations! Hope it turns out to be a great gig.

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Old 02-06-2011, 05:17 AM   #17
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Firing for buying hops elsewhere is clearly retaliation.
I would agree
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yeah, maybe it could be retaliation. not sure. anyways, good luck!

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A 25% employee discount is pretty good. I'm sure the employees also get some of the damaged or outdated product for next to nothing.

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right... in other words, he should be getting more than 25% off. Thats the real crime here. The employer should not make money off selling things to his employees. they dont need to be free.. but at least not for profit.
How do we know what the said employer's profit margin is?!?!

Soooooooo much speculation in this thread, it's scary.

Congrats OP for getting fired for buying hops from somewhere else as your employer pockets all of your employee "discount" /sarcasm

Seriously OP - congrats!
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