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#1 armagh

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:14 AM

Schnatter drops an N-bomb during a conference call.  Removed from the board of directors, stock price drops 6% on the day, a drop in market value of $96M and the MLB cancelled is Papa Slam promotion.  Well done sir, well done.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:15 AM

Yikes.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:15 AM

:facepalm:


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:24 AM

I thought I saw a headline he got forced off the U of Lousiville board too and they're taking is name off of stuff.

 

It seems he's going through a rough patch.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:24 AM

That worked out well

 

"Forbes reported earlier on Wednesday that Schnatter used the n-word on a conference call in May.

The call was specifically designed as a role-playing exercise to prevent future public-relations disasters.

“Colonel Sanders called blacks n—–s,” Schnatter said, before complaining that Sanders never faced public backlash."

https://nypost.com/2...n-word-scandal/


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#6 Zaphod_Beeblebrox

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:27 AM

Papa has lost his shit.

Forbes also reported that Schnatter recalled growing up in Indiana, where he said people used to drag black people from their trucks until they died.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:28 AM

I used to question how some people could get into a high up position who don’t think, before they speak. Then came trump. So while this is a notable headline, it doesn’t surprise me anymore.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:29 AM

Seriously... you'd think it would be common knowledge by now that you do not use that word at work.  Unless you're black and your job is being a rapper....


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#9 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:32 AM

This seems like an corporate assassination/coup more than anything else. Set up a "role-playing exercise" and let John be John, then leak it to a slavering press.  Somebody wanted him gone.



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:33 AM

This seems like an corporate assassination/coup more than anything else. Set up a "role-playing exercise" and let John be John, then leak it to a slavering press.  Somebody wanted him gone.

 

Nobody held a gun to his head and forced him to use what is probably the most unacceptable word to use in the American workplace. Boo hoo.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:33 AM

Peyton still has the moves

 

https://www.cnbc.com...t-with-nfl.html


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:39 AM

This seems like an corporate assassination/coup more than anything else. Set up a "role-playing exercise" and let John be John, then leak it to a slavering press.  Somebody wanted him gone.

 

Nope, not quite.  Pretty tone-deaf of Schnatter to use the n-word in its entirety as he is reported as doing.

 

He could've said "the n-word" and made his point just as effectively (and maybe more so) as saying the word itself, without inciting the backlash that followed.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:43 AM

The part where he throws in the aspect of black people being dragged to their death sounds like he was on a full rant. Someone effectively pushed a loose cannons button.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:45 AM

No, no, I don't mean that he's not an asshole who likely casually uses the N-word.  I mean that if he was popular and powerful within his organization it wouldn't have come out at all.  People in that corporate structure wanted him gone enough to at least not protect him - if not outright sabotage him.  But all of that only works because he's a shitty human in the first place.



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:48 AM

No, no, I don't mean that he's not an asshole who likely casually uses the N-word.  I mean that if he was popular and powerful within his organization it wouldn't have come out at all.  People in that corporate structure wanted him gone enough to at least not protect him - if not outright sabotage him.  But all of that only works because he's a shitty human in the first place.

 

 

For sure.

 

 

 

The restaurateur had already stepped down as chief executive in January after he caused controversy by criticizing the NFL over their national anthem policy.

 

 

This is just finishing the job of pushing him out.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:50 AM

This story smells funny. If he was participating in a training exercise, why did it go public? And the hysteria around the use of a word that has very vague rules regarding acceptability is just too much.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:51 AM

No, no, I don't mean that he's not an asshole who likely casually uses the N-word.  I mean that if he was popular and powerful within his organization it wouldn't have come out at all.  People in that corporate structure wanted him gone enough to at least not protect him - if not outright sabotage him.  But all of that only works because he's a shitty human in the first place.

 

I think I get what you're saying; i misunderstood your prior comment, but I'd wager you'd agree that he should've exercised more forethought before he spoke.

 

For all of his other antics, it would appear yesterday's reporting was the straw the finally broke the camel's back and gave the corporate suits no other real choice except to act as they did.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:54 AM

This story smells funny. If he was participating in a training exercise, why did it go public? And the hysteria around the use of a word that has very vague rules regarding acceptability is just too much.

 

I don't think the rules are vague at all.  If you're not black, you don't say it.  


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:57 AM

I think I get what you're saying; i misunderstood your prior comment, but I'd wager you'd agree that he should've exercised more forethought before he spoke.

 

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I'd imagine that it's a "smoke/'fire" thing with all his other antics over the last few years.  At best he's white trash with no filter, but he's more likely at least a casual racist.



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:57 AM

This story smells funny. If he was participating in a training exercise, why did it go public? And the hysteria around the use of a word that has very vague rules regarding acceptability is just too much.


The marketing company severes ties and just happens to talk to Forbes magazine about it. It is not like Forbes would have known to ask them if they had recently dropped Papa John's as a client.
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