Talking Politics at Work

October 12th, 2012 by JBWK

David Siegel, the founder and CEO of the world’s largest privately owned timeshare resort company, has a history of taking workplace politics to a whole new level.

After heavy campaigning within his company for George Bush during the 2000 election, Siegel has taken a different approach to this year’s presidential election: sending his 7,000 employees a memo explaining that he would have to fire employees and downsize the company if Obama is reelected in November. Although he wants to see Romney elected, he says he will not punish his employees if they vote otherwise.

Legal? Yes.

A good idea? Probably not.

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