Company Policy: ‘Not hiring until Obama is gone’

“The way the economy’s running, and the way my business has been hampered by the economy, and the policies of the people in power, I felt that it was necessary to voice my opinion, and warn that I wouldn’t be able to do any hiring.”

So said a Georgia small business owner who posted a sign that has gone viral.


Well, we told so … going back to a July 2009 post titled: “Why private sector jobs won’t be coming back any time soon … hint: it’s called passive aggressive resistance.”

Back then, we were saying:

The bottom line: businesses will resist government policies passive aggressively. 

Fewer jobs will get added back than history would suggest, and those that get added back will materialize later than past patterns.  Businesses will add jobs as a last resort rather than trying to build capacity ahead of the economic growth curve. 

Why should companies increase their costs and risks any more than is absolutely necessary ?

Companies will continue to off-shore jobs, but will be more clever and clandestine about it, e.g. by vertically disintegrating and simply buying goods and services from 3rd parties.

Given the Administration’s anti-corporate rhetoric, actions, and proposed game-changing rules, I doubt that many CEOs will be taking on added costs and risks to boost the administration.

More likely, they will let unemployment continue to creep up, and will slow roll the process of rehiring. 

Corporate chieftains will sit back and watch the President squirm and spin his “saved you from a catastrophe” riff . 

As Rev. Wright would say “the chickens will have come home to roost”. 

Passively aggressive  resistance at its very best.

There’s more in the original post.

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One Response to “Company Policy: ‘Not hiring until Obama is gone’”

  1. TK Says:

    Standing still while your competition adapts to the world is a great way to go out of business. That will show Obama!

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