Chicago Car Salesman Fired For Packers Tie

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Think Chicago Bears fans are a little butt hurt about losing the NFC Championship game to the Green Bay Packers?

Jerry Roberts sure as hell is.

Roberts fired John Stone on Monday after he refused to remove a Packers tie he claims to have work to honor his late grandmother, a Packers fan. Stone worked for Roberts at Webb Chevrolet in suburban Oak Lawn.

“If he loves the tie more than his job, he’s welcome to keep wearing it — elsewhere,” Roberts said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Stone was furious when he spoke to the newspaper.

“He said, ‘You have two options,'” Stone said, according to the newspaper. “Remove the tie, or you’re fired.

“When I didn’t, he said, ‘You can leave, you’re fired.’ Does that sound fair to you?”

Stone only worked at the dealership for a month and a half, but was reportedly a good salesman. He sold 14 cars last month and while no one complained about the tie, Roberts found a reason to fire him anyway.

“We spend $20,000 a month on advertising with the Bears on WBBM during the season, and we have Bears players including Corey Wootton driving loaner vehicles, and here was a salesman openly undoing that work,” Roberts said, according to the Sun-Times.

Stone was able to find a job at another dealership, this morning.

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13 Comments on "Chicago Car Salesman Fired For Packers Tie"

  1. Pack Attack

    Really??? This man sells 14 cars in a month and you fire him over a packers tie. What a bitter asshole. The profit he brought in through those cars more than takes care of the 20,000 in advertising. Go home and cry like your idol, Cutler.

    • jeremy

      Not like I’d buy a Chevy anyways. I’ve owned two of them and they were both pieces of shit.

      Stones phone probably has 20 messages on it from attorney’s right now ready to sue Roberts for wrongful discharge.

  2. Madcity Packer Fan

    John should move to Wisconsin where any dealership would honor that tie. Good work buddy any dealership that aligns themselves with such a poor team doesn’t deserves good sales people.

  3. Uncle Fester

    I wore a Packers tie to a construction meeting when I was working at the Soldier Field renovation in 2002. My Boss reamed me a new one, even though he was a Packer fan. He said I was “Disrespectful to the company”
    Fuck him.. I only worked there a month after that incedent. I have a better job and boss now. That old boss was/is a piece of shit!

    • ri

      I mean, I can kind of understand your boss’s frustration there Uncle Fester. But to get bent out of shape at a car dealership, which has nothing to do with the football, is ridiculous. I work / live in Chi-town and wore Packer gear on Friday and Monday to work. I was certainly not threatened in any way of losing my job! Also Mr. Roberts looks pretty douchey anyway…

  4. Buddy

    I could see the same thing happen in Minnesota. I wear a Packer hat at work every day (working in the Twin cities) and get stupid comments here and there but my regional manager is a Packer fan so if anybody has a problem with it they can suck my nuts because he will have my back. There are a ton of Packer fans in Minneapolis/ St. Paul. Fuck yeah! We are everywhere.

  5. Garyf

    The biggest name the car dealer could come up with is Corey Wootton. Who the hell is that the face of a shitty franchise?

  6. Vijay

    Yes, it really is that easy to find a job selling cars. You literally drive to a dealership, ask to speak to a manager and demand employment. No skillz required. Maybe take a bath and wear a clean shirt and tie.

  7. Chi-Town Rick

    Hey guys, I just thought I would stop back at this site a share something with you all. I am from Chicago and a Bears fan. I spent the better part of all last weak on this site ( wich I stumbled on at work ) talking a bunch of shit and causing trouble. Not because I have no life and nothing better to do wich is what a lot of you suggested, but because I love the Bears, and very much so enjoy acting like a prick. All joking aside let me get serious for a second. I came to a very sad realization the Monday after our defeat, no no no now don’t go thinking I am about to admit that the Packers are a better team. You just happend to be THE better team on THAT day. What I realized was you guys were correct in accusing us as being horrible fans. We love our teams when they are winning and the turn on them like rabid dogs when they lose. A perfect example is the amount of so called die hard fans that crawled out of their holes when our Blackhawks took the Stanley cup last year. More importantly we turned on Jay Cutler who really deserves better from his city. When you really look at it he has nothing to be ashamed of and his “toughness” need not EVER be questioned. Clearly our o=line is complete shit resulting in absolutly no protection for him also resulting in him being sacked something like 57 times this season and suffering a cuncusion because of it. I spite of all that how many games did he actually not play in??? Thats right only one he only missed one freakin game. Secondly the man has type 1 diabetes people, that means injurys affect him differantly, they take longer to heal, and the are more painful. I also am quite sure that he is limited on the type of drugs and medication he can take because of the diabetes so taking some drugs and getting back out there is probably not as easy for him. Lastly he tore his fuckin MCL I don’t care who you are thats fuckin painful, I would love to see any of us set up in the pocket and make a good throw with 300 pound linemen bearing down on you wanting to drive you to the ground on a leg that you cannot plant on with an o-line you have no faith in. I love my Bears and I support Cutler 100% and I think the guy had one fuckin hell of a season even with his shitty line. Thats all, flame me if you will but I have said my peace. Now please do me a favor and go to the Superbowl and make that rapist Roethlisberger suffer will you?

    • jeremy

      Thanks for saying it. Personally I think that the Packers Bears rivalry is one of the best things in all of Pro Sports, and the Packers vs the Bears for the NFC Championship as a good as it gets.

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