I remember my dad making this statement more than once, long before I ever knew what it was like to hold down a job. Once I did get a job, I understood it all too well, and the words came back to me many times over the years.
So, your boss gives you some task that is harder than what your coworker is doing? That isn't fair, you say? Perhaps not, but the boss is the boss, no matter whether he's fair or not.
A certain TV personality shared his beliefs, and his employer put him on hiatus, and people are saying the employer is taking away his freedom of speech.
I say no, his employer is just doing what bosses do: Old Phil still has the freedom to say what he thinks, and he's still talking. Now, if cops had arrested the guy and tossed him in jail, that would be taking away his freedom of speech. Just think about that "God hates fags" bunch. I don't know anybody who likes their agenda, but it's a free country, so they get to state their beliefs in public, just like anybody else can in America. Until you are arrested and jailed, I don't see that anybody is robbing you of your rights.
And nobody is taking away the boss's right to fire you.
The one thing very few people are talking about is that this guy who is all over Facebook and in the news also said this: "I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. We're going across the fields, they were singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say 'I tell you what: These doggone white people'... not a word!"
Of course they didn't say anything against white people. It was the south, and they would have been strung up if they said anything negative!
They were singing... and happy? Did you ever listen to the words of the old negro spirituals, or even to the blues songs of later years? They were singing because the only way they could get by with stating their feelings was to put those feelings into song.
We're talking about the south here, after all.
Happy happy happy.