Salesman Sent Packing Over Tie

Outside Chicago, car salesman John Stone was reportedly fired for the world’s most ill-conceived neck wear: a Packers tie. The sales manager at Webb Chevrolet ordered Stone to remove the tie and when he refused, he fired him.

When I first read this story, I was going to post it to show that Bears fans can be as idiotic as the Packers fan who roasted a bear. However, I am not so sure on second thought.

The position of Webb’s general manager Jerry Roberts was that wearing the tie the day after the historic loss of the NFC championship to the Packers would alienate (if not infuriate) customers. That was likely. This is after all a business and Roberts told Stone that it would not be good for sales. The dealership had just done a long promotion based on the Bears.

What do you think?

Source: Sun Times

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