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Friday, October 28, 2022

Bad Box


Interesting article on the Uihlein family over at ProPublica, That Cardboard Box in Your Home Is Fueling Election Denial

These are the same people that own the shipping supply company Uline. I stopped purchasing their products two years ago when I heard about their Covid stance. They are at the ideological extreme and I won't give them another penny if I can help it. I pretty much don't see eye to eye with them on any issue whatsoever. And how would you like to work for them?

Former employees of Uline told ProPublica the couple’s traditionalist politics govern the smallest details of how the company is run.

For new staffers, it begins with the dress code in the employee handbook: Women are not permitted to wear pants except as part of a pantsuit or on Fridays; hose or stockings must be worn except during the warmer months; dresses “that are too short” and corduroy of any kind are strictly prohibited.

“DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS ARE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AND MAY RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION UP TO AND INCLUDING TERMINATION,” the handbook warns.

The handbook defines “tardy” as one minute past an employee’s scheduled start time. Just four personal items are allowed on employees’ desks, with maximum dimensions of 5 inches by 7 inches. One former staffer at Uline’s headquarters recalled a coworker who was forced to remove several drawings done by his young child. “Liz would walk up and down the aisles, and if your desk looked off, you’d be written up,” he recalled.

You can run your own company any way you see fit. It is the donations to anti semites, religious nutcases and election deniers that bothers me. Interestingly, they built the exclusive guest ranch in Wyoming that I stayed in recently, Brush Creek, but sold it a few years back.

There are alternatives to supporting people that think like this.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with corduroy?

dg