Matt Maloney, CEO of popular food delivery service Grubhub may have cooked his own goose after sending out a company wide memo to his over 1,000 employees demanding that those who voted for Donald Trump immediately resign.
Since hitting send on his poison pen letter, Maloney has faced an avalanche of hate from folks on social media who are now calling for a boycott of the grubby service.
‘While demeaning, insulting and ridiculing minorities, immigrants and the physically/mentally disabled worked for Mr Trump, I want to be clear that this behavior – and these views, have no place at Grubhub,’ Mr Maloney wrote. ‘Had he worked here, many of his comments would have resulted in his immediate termination. ‘As we all try to understand what this vote means to us, I want to affirm to anyone on our team that is scared or feels personally exposed, that I and everyone else here at Grubhub will fight for your dignity and your right to make a better life for yourself and your family here in the United States. Maloney said he rejected the ‘nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics’ of Donald Trump and would work to shield the community from it as best he could ‘If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here.’ h/t dailymail
Mr Maloney, a stanch Democratic supporter, was forced to backtrack from the comments:
“I want to clarify that I did not ask for anyone to resign if they voted for Trump. I would never make such a demand,’ he said. ‘To the contrary, the message of the email is that we do not tolerate discriminatory activity or hateful commentary in the workplace, and that we will stand up for our employees.”
Do you accept Maloney’s explanation or do you think a Grubhub boycott is still in order? Comment below!