Chicago Car Salesman Fired For Packers Tie
Jerry Roberts sure as hell is.
Roberts fired John Stone on Monday after he refused to remove a Packers tie he claims to have work to honor his late grandmother, a Packers fan. Stone worked for Roberts at Webb Chevrolet in suburban Oak Lawn.
“If he loves the tie more than his job, he’s welcome to keep wearing it — elsewhere,” Roberts said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Stone was furious when he spoke to the newspaper.
“He said, ‘You have two options,'” Stone said, according to the newspaper. “Remove the tie, or you’re fired.
“When I didn’t, he said, ‘You can leave, you’re fired.’ Does that sound fair to you?”
Stone only worked at the dealership for a month and a half, but was reportedly a good salesman. He sold 14 cars last month and while no one complained about the tie, Roberts found a reason to fire him anyway.
“We spend $20,000 a month on advertising with the Bears on WBBM during the season, and we have Bears players including Corey Wootton driving loaner vehicles, and here was a salesman openly undoing that work,” Roberts said, according to the Sun-Times.
Stone was able to find a job at another dealership, this morning.