How Bad Are the Foreclosure Mills?
Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., one of Florida’s foreclosure mills, recently fired 14 employees for wearing orange. This story made national headlines for its sheer stupidity and as a glaring illustration of how Florida is an “at will” state, which means employees can generally be fired (or quit) for any reason whatsoever (so long as it’s not discrimination based on things like race, gender, ethnicity).
But what I find telling about the story is this …
Apparently, Wellborn’s office fired these employees out of the mistaken belief they all wore orange as a form of protest against management. That being the case, I can’t help but wonder:
How ungodly awful must it be at the foreclosure mills for the boss to wrongly think (without even asking) the employees are protesting?
I mean, seriously. If I showed up at my office one day and several staff members were wearing the same color, it wouldn’t even occur to me – it wouldn’t even cross my mind – that the staff might be protesting my firm’s management. How bad must things be at the foreclosure mills for management to so presume?