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Florida Hotel Fires Employee for Refusing to Remove American Flag Pin

Via Fox News:  A front desk supervisor at a Florida hotel was fired recently when he refused management’s request to remove the American flag pin he was wearing, reports.

Sean May, 26, an employee at Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, Fla., has been wearing an American flag pin to work every day for the last two years. Last week, he was told to remove the pin because it violates company policy.  “I’ve actually gotten probably more compliments about it than any of the service I’ve actually done at the hotel, which is an interesting concept,” May told the station.

May said Casa Monica recently had a change in command at the corporate level and is trying to revamp its image.  A spokesperson for the hotel released this statement: “Casa Monica has always had the personal appearance guidelines, and they are currently being enforced.”

“It seems silly. It seems so, so silly in the long run,” May said. “They’re so upset about a little pin, and yet I come to work every day and flying over the hotel there’s a gigantic American flag.”
May said he loves his job, but he’s willing to risk it to stand up for what he feels is right.  Just before firing May the day after he was sent home for wearing an American flag pin, the Casa Monica Hotel answered some questions from in an email Friday.
“The Casa Monica Hotel located in St. Augustine, Florida, is an American-based, homegrown historic hotel,” the email reads. “The property reflects its pride in America and great patriotism by flying the Stars and Stripes high over the hotel. The American flag greets every guest and employee with its symbolism of our belief in this great country.”
“However, our employee handbook clearly states, ‘No other buttons, badges, pins or insignias of any kind are permitted to be worn.‘ No matter an individual’s national preference, political views or religious affiliation, it is a standard regulation which ensures equality for all Grand Performers (employees).”
I’m all for abiding by company policies for any firm you work for.  However, why was May allowed to wear this pin for two years and now, all of a sudden, the company chooses to enforce its policies?
I swear, with all the PC madness surrounding our US flag (Olive Garden bans flag, neighborhood association flag rules, kids being told to not have an American flag on their bikes, etc.) it’s going to come to me getting a flag tattooed on my forehead! (Well, I wouldn’t but feel like it might be the only way I can display it.)

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0 responses to “Company policies…

  1. GrouchyFogie had sent this news to me, but DCG beat me to posting it.
    Thanks, GF! 😀

  2. I read this story when it First Broke… But as the Casa Monica Hotel explaned, it is Company Policy that; no other badges, buttons, pins or insignias are permitted to be worn…Even though I thought it was an Un-American Policy, and Since it was an Internal Conpany Policy Issue, I Didn’t see No Reason To Pass It On, As News Worthy!
    “Always Remember The Golden Rule!”

    • G F; I don’t think I’ll Ever go to Florida, or Ever Would Want to Stay at Casa Monica Hotel If I Did!
      But What I Did Say In My Post Was; “I Thought It Was An Un-American Policy!!!!”
      “First; America’s Freedoms Also Allows A Jack-@ss American Company To Be , Un-American, If That’s What They Choose To Be!”

  3. Sorry to say it, but even the most socialist countries proudly recognize their own flag! Up to ^here^ with this kind of ‘company policy’ garb… KillPC..Soon…Brought to you by,,, The RedDot Program sponsors!

  4. wow hmmmm i wonder how many people i piss off i have an american flag pin in all of my baseball hats… and i fly the flag outside of my house each and every day that it does not rain.


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