Vox already set the table for the story last week, when writer Teddy Schleifer opened up his DMs to any Oracle employees who had something to say about co-founder Larry Ellison holding a fundraiser in Silicon Valley for President Trump.
If you work at Oracle and have any thoughts on Larry Ellison's fundraiser for Donald Trump, my DMs are open.
— Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) February 13, 2020
Schleifer managed to get enough responses for a piece the next day, and now he’s reporting that “some” Oracle employees are planning to walk out at noon Thursday in protest of the Trump fundraiser. Also, they’re asking Oracle’s board to issue a statement denouncing the Trump administration.
Somehow we doubt that’s going to happen if a few employees leave during lunch hour.
It's not clear to me how many Oracle employees are going to participate in this walk out tomorrow.
But it's a major escalation — people could lose their jobs (theoretically.)
And it's very different from how things are usually done at Oracle.https://t.co/OZkAimHRAe
— Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) February 19, 2020
Let ‘em walk and replace them with people who want to work.
— Swovie (@SwoverH) February 19, 2020
Hope they've got alternate employment lined up if they're not following company protocol…
— I. B. Fine (@IBFine1) February 19, 2020
Democrats aren't bothering to wait for The Revolution, they're acting like we're the Soviet Union II already.
— John Stephen Walsh [interesting a/o funny phrase] (@jswriter65) February 19, 2020
Larry should fire each one.
— neverleft (@neverbeenleft) February 19, 2020
Hold them accountable for their action. Larry has the right to hold a fundraiser for whoever he wants. The left is so intolerant of others opinions.
— sctom (@Tom_72454) February 19, 2020
— Jase (@JaseTxRi) February 19, 2020
And how many of them are willing to lose a part of their salary for walking off? 0. It’s not like they’re paid hourly anyways
— Vladi (@vladizee) February 19, 2020
Fire them all, and give no future references.
— Tom (@BoreGuru) February 19, 2020
They have created anxiety in their minds. They need to chill out.
— Mike Werkowski 💧 (@MikeWerk) February 19, 2020
Fire every one of them.
— Victory or Death 🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@IncognitoMeems) February 19, 2020
Well, unless they take a personal day or vacation day- that is a write up. Or they can quite and start their own company and practice all the values they wish based on their politics.
— A Bard’s New Year (@Apunditsway) February 19, 2020
Hopefully their impact is inconsequential to anyone but themselves
— Scottergate (@Scottergate) February 19, 2020
Simple solution: fired.
— Santos L. Halper (@Cromulentness) February 19, 2020
— Hedly Lamarr IV (@WryFeline) February 19, 2020
— Jae 🇺🇸 (@PNWJae) February 19, 2020
Is this the story you came up with out of thin air….again? 5 people which you advocated to do this.
— M Jacobs (@Mjacobs19) February 19, 2020
Why is that NEWS? Who cares?
— Joe Sanders (@joesanders33) February 19, 2020
If those employees are so incensed by the private activities of Ellison, then they should quit their jobs. It's the only principle thing, right?
— Alarming cult bot (@always_on_hold) February 19, 2020
Ahhh, the "Gretta" protest. Take a day off but they'll continue to cash that paycheck. That'll show Larry. pic.twitter.com/7IpeeezvBw
— StayGold (@StayGoldDopey) February 19, 2020
Lol! TDS is strong in Silicon Valley. They should consider themselves lucky it's a fundraiser and not a Union donating to a party they despise.
— Angelmyst (@I_am_Niteangel) February 19, 2020
Sooooo, the EMPLOYEES are trying to tell their BOSS what he can and cannot do? Bless their hearts.
— Deborah Brothers (@DeborahBrother3) February 19, 2020
They’ll be back they need a paycheck. Go get your latte and be a good little bitch and get back to work Friday, thx…Larry
— JW Watch (@JW_Watch) February 19, 2020
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 14, 2020