Zero Tolerance

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Slide that was presented during a diversity training showing what's acceptable and what isn't acceptable as part of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s zero-tolerance policy.

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59 Responses to Zero Tolerance

  1. Crazyoldranga says:

    Interesting following the links and Good Years final response. Put your dog whistle away TWATFUK.

  2. NoFixedAddress says:

    from the link TAFKAS quoted

    13 NEWS has reached out to Goodyear about the slide. They did not answer questions when asked if the slide was part of a training from their main office.

    “Goodyear is committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful workplace where all of our associates can do their best in a spirit of teamwork. As part of this commitment, we do allow our associates to express their support on racial injustice and other equity issues but ask that they refrain from workplace expressions, verbal or otherwise, in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party as well as other similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of equity issues.”
    Melissa Monaco, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

  3. NoFixedAddress says:

    Crazyoldranga
    #3553175, posted on August 20, 2020 at 5:34 am

    Interesting following the links and Good Years final response. Put your dog whistle away TWATFUK.

    u tel im luv u tel im rite gud an propa

  4. Crazyoldranga says:

    NoFixedAddress, did you read the link to Trumps tweet luvvie?

  5. rickw says:

    The corporate world has gone insane. I got invited to attend one of 4 “Pride Ally Sessions”.

    I’m not going to attend any, but they keep chasing me which is going to lead to an almighty blow up if they’re not careful.

    The agenda is radical, the framework co-opts you as an ally whether you like it or not and some of the promoters support MINUS18 which appears to be a largely government funded group that target 15-18 year olds.

  6. rickw says:

    During a briefing on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said their response was not good enough.

    “I did see their statement which still failed to clarify their policy. What happened is there was an image that was put out that showed that certain speech was acceptable, Black Lives Matter insignia for instance. But what was not allowed was Blue Lives Matter. What was not allowed was MAGA hat. What was clearly targeted was a certain ideology. They have not denied that that image was presented at one of their facilities and they need to come out,” she said from the White House podium. “They came out and they said ‘equity issues.’ As far as I’m concerned, Blue Lives Matter is an equity issue.”

    The slide is real, the intent is real, Goodyear trying to weasel their way out of it.

  7. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    It thought it amusing that “Political Affiliated Slogans or Material” are unacceptable when “Black Lives Matter” is a politically affiliated slogan. Logic must be racist or something.

  8. Ignore and otherwise boycott.

    Corps loving commies.

    I can’t wait until they eat shit.

  9. Fair Shake says:

    The company I work for in Victoria (I suspect most large businesses in Vic) each year have Diversity and Inclusiveness Day. This is where the Vic Government Ambassador for such presents to the staff directly on such topics. To assist staff members, we are encouraged to complete an online questionnaire to determine our level of bias. For those who could not make the meeting we were reminded to complete the questionnaire.

  10. Rockdoctor says:

    Top right.

    “One Team”, hey?

    Hardly…

  11. custard says:

    I just watched McEnany’s press conference and several questions were asked about Badyear (soon to be) . I suspect more inane questions shortly as Trump is just about to step up to the podium.

    #MAGA

  12. Herodotus says:

    The rubber certainly hits the road this year in the USA. Barr and Durham need to press the pedal to the metal and get the voters excited and out there voting in November, or it’s goodbye free world.

  13. Terry says:

    First they sought tolerance,
    followed by acceptance,
    then they demanded endorsement,
    and now they compel participation.

    The slippery slope is complete. Resistance is futile.

  14. mh says:

    Goodyear back pedalling quick smart!

    Nice work, Mr President 🇺🇸

  15. Dinky says:

    Legalise Sedition
    #3553215, posted on August 20, 2020 at 7:07 am

    Corps loving commies

    Lenin would be disappointed. He’d hope to buy the rope by which he’d hang them but the corps are hanging themselves first.

  16. H B Bear says:

    Big business is now completely indistinguishable from big government. Unless you are in the business of politics, anything political is pure suicide as you immediately alienate approximately 50% of your customers.

  17. @H B Bear

    Big business is now completely indistinguishable from big government.

    Has big business ever been distinguishable from big government (or for that matter big labour)?

    It is a mutually supportive protection racket. One can’t survive without the others.

  18. duncanm says:

    Goodyear goes into the Gillette bucket. Simples.

    Crazyoldrange – here’s the final Goodyear response. Just as weasely as the first.

    https://www.wibw.com/2020/08/19/trump-says-not-to-buy-goodyear-tires/

  19. duncanm says:

    Note in particular….

    (Goodyear) ask that associated refrain from workplace expressions in support of .. forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of racial justice and equity issues.

  20. custard says:

    Donald just said he would replace the Goodyear tyres on his presidential limo beast with another brand. He believes people will buy other tyres, made in the USA.

  21. Chris M says:

    Get woke, go flat.

  22. yarpos says:

    I like the “One Team” corporate theme.

    One team, as long as you pretend you beleive this BS. Yep, this is the way to build a strong organisation. Goodyear have lost their minds.

  23. Chris M says:

    Sorry I’m a bit slow… just clicked.

    Black lives = tyre life. And it does matter.

    LGBT = Like good black tyres.

  24. Dunlop/Goodyear are utter bastards and should be boycotted. Here’s what they did to an Aussie a few years ago.
    https://youtu.be/LcBNMFjadlg

  25. Old School Conservative says:

    Goodyear are sexist.
    They restrict pride to LGBT.
    They have excluded all those who are +.
    So now they face boycotts from MAGA followers and the extreme left too.

  26. rickw says:

    Dunlop/Goodyear are utter bastards and should be boycotted. Here’s what they did to an Aussie a few years ago.

    Indeed. Not to mention that when they shifted their Somerton plant to China. They purposely scrapped all of their rare and unusual tyre die’s rather than on-sell the to companies interested in making these sorts of tyres.

  27. duncanm says:

    The worst corporate CEO I ever worked under was the idiot who ran Pacific Dunlop into the ground.

    What an arse.

  28. Leo G says:

    Is Goodyear’s chart really making a distinction between acceptable zero tolerance and unacceptable zero tolerance?

  29. Bronson says:

    Dunlop/Goodyear make shit tires. I refuse to buy them since I had a set go out of round (tire flat spot) years ago. They would not admit any liability for a faulty tire batch and left me having to replace 4 new tires with 4 new tires at my expense.

  30. candy says:

    It’s obviously a hate Trump direction to employees by Goodyear.

    The MAGA hat is “political material” but is not the only attire amongst the political scene by a long shot yet it gets it’s own mention.

    The CEO has TDS.

  31. duncanm says:

    Leo G
    #3553496, posted on August 20, 2020 at 9:48 am
    Is Goodyear’s chart really making a distinction between acceptable zero tolerance and unacceptable zero tolerance?

    yes indeedy.

    .. Goodyear has zero tolerance for any forms of harrasment or discrimination. To enable a work environment free of those, we ask that associates refrain from workplace expressions in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party, as well as similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of racial justice and equity issues.

  32. Lee says:

    MAGA attire and All Lives Matter are political, but Black Lives Matter isn’t?

    LOL

    Vomitous double standards.

  33. areff says:

    Pirelli, alas, have gone woke-ish too. No more of this on the workshop wall.

  34. Real Deal says:

    Used to love Goodyear, I now use Toyo or Michelin.

  35. Leo G says:

    Goodyear has zero tolerance for any forms of harrasment or discrimination. To enable a work environment free of those, we ask that associates refrain from workplace expressions in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party, as well as similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of racial justice and equity issues.

    It has the appearance of cancel culture guidelines discriminating in favour of Democrat proxies.

  36. Astatine Jones says:

    Really? A ‘responsible’ president urging a boycott of an American company for banning his election slogan at work? Is this what has become of democracy in the USA in 2020???

    (Alternatively, maybe Trump is manipulating the price of tire companies on the stock market via Twitter to make a quick buck…does he have shares in Bridgestone or Michelin I wonder?)

    Quite simply Goodyear is saying ‘yes’ to messages of diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace, ‘no’ to political slogans of any flavour.

    No different to most workplaces (private or public sector) in Australia, USA and many other places around the world.

  37. custard says:

    Quite simply Goodyear is saying ‘yes’ to messages of diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace, ‘no’ to political slogans of any flavour.

    Look at either side of the white board again. Tell us all what BLM is if its not a political slogan?

  38. duncanm says:

    Lee
    #3553586, posted on August 20, 2020 at 10:46 am
    MAGA attire and All Lives Matter are political, but Black Lives Matter isn’t?

    No, that’s not what they said.

    They have specifically said they are against any political support or advocacy that is outside the scope of racial justice and equity issues.

    ie: advocacy within the scope of those things is A-ok.

  39. Ozman says:

    Terry
    #3553255, posted on August 20, 2020 at 7:43 am

    The slippery slope is complete. Resistance is futile.

    Goodyear was pumped too. Thought they had convinced their workers MAGA was all down hill.
    Trump mustered his resistance. Rims making noise now. Screaming, actually. How dare you!

  40. Astatine Jones says:

    custard:

    To some degree, it’s become a politicised slogan, no argument from me there.

    Before that, it’s a statement demanding civil rights and social justice. The statistics indicating the disadvantage of being a black person in the USA (whether said black person votes Democrat or Republican) are significant. It is a real thing.

  41. bobby b says:

    “Before that, it’s a statement demanding civil rights and social justice. “

    Disingenuous carp.

    “We’re outlawing all forms of expression of bad morality, but allowing all forms of expression of good morality. Now, let me explain to you what is moral and what is not . . . .”

  42. IainC says:

    The term “social justice” has now become a left dogwhistle meaning “socialist injustice”.

  43. Rex Anger says:

    And this, Metalloid Man (Which, as I recall, is an element whose properties have been determined by its absence rather than measurable presence), is why I consider you a Concern Troll…

  44. Len says:

    Headline – Goodyear tumbles 6% after Trump tweets to boycott the company over MAGA hat ban

  45. rickw says:

    Headline – Goodyear tumbles 6% after Trump tweets to boycott the company over MAGA hat ban

    May that just by the start of their woes!!

  46. Speedbox says:

    It astonishes me that any company who is not directly involved in civil rights/social justice issues (in other words, it is their core business or directly related) would take such a step and especially, public companies.

    Why would you potentially alienate a significant portion of your market, not to mention your shareholders. For example, Donald Trump scored approximately 63 million votes in 2016. If just half of those people are ‘fanatical’ Trump followers, they will perceive the dis-allowance of MAGA as an affront. That could mean some 31.5 million people may not buy your product again. And for what? Because some ‘focus group’ said it was a good idea? Millions of customers alienated with no realistic likelihood of recovering those sales from BLM supporters.

    And now your woke position has gone global. Good work! This could cost billions in lost global sales. Remember Gillette?

    Who the hell advises there companies?

  47. Speedbox says:

    these companies?

  48. Astatine Jones says:

    Rex Anger:

    Fleeting presence to be more accurate, or I’d be an elemental figment. Don’t have a lot of time to spare.

    Just my opinion. Sometimes I’ll even (try to) point out factual inaccuracies, although this tends to be a waste of said limited time, which is a little disappointing.

    As I’ve said before, if ‘(concern) troll’ means someone who disagrees, then I’m happy to be labelled as such. I don’t go out of my way to be nasty and it’s not my intent. Regardless, it would be fairly boring if all the comments to articles on the Cat simply echoed a particular line (although I do understand the need for confirmation bias), so I’m simply serving a purpose in promoting diversity of viewpoint, which can only strengthen rational discourse.

  49. Astatine Jones says:

    bobby b:
    “We’re outlawing all forms of expression of bad morality, but allowing all forms of expression of good morality. Now, let me explain to you what is moral and what is not . . . .”

    OK, well perhaps Goodyear should just ditch all social justice slogans at work then. And maintain the ban on political slogans, which don’t have anything to do with morality, just politics. Trump’s whine was about the MAGA slogan ban, I very much doubt he gives a rats about anything else!

  50. Lee says:

    OK, well perhaps Goodyear should just ditch all social justice slogans at work then.

    That’s the one good idea I’ve seen from you, even if you are being sarcastic.
    It should apply to all companies and corporations.

  51. Leo G says:

    OK, well perhaps Goodyear should just ditch all social justice slogans at work then.

    I think you may be missing the central point of this story, which is about making the expression at work of certain political preferences, or certain social or racial equity policy preferences, violations so serious that they are unforgivable, likely warranting immediate dismissal.
    Such a workplace policy is itself in breach of its own policy of allowing equal opportunity on the basis of race and on the basis of views about social policy.

  52. Astatine Jones says:

    Lee and Leo G:

    More pragmatic than sarcastic. Maybe best option would be to ban all slogans (and perhaps even overt product placement…although personally I would allow band t-shirts) but insist on respectful acceptance of diversity of opinion/viewpoint on social, environmental, religious and political issues etc. Easier said than done (discussion of some issues better avoided at work?), but good to have an ideal to work with. And many workplaces already have this or close to it in place.

  53. Rex Anger says:

    Regardless, it would be fairly boring if all the comments to articles on the Cat simply echoed a particular line (although I do understand the need for confirmation bias), so I’m simply serving a purpose in promoting diversity of viewpoint, which can only strengthen rational discourse.

    Well, yes. But ripping on the sitting President, suggesting as an aside that maybe he is engaging in commercial manipulation (snide comments about stock in which competitors?), then successfully (hopefully not deliberately) missing the point that ‘Equality’ in modern social justice speak actually means ‘Exceptionalism,’ is not really diversity of viewpoint nor rational discourse. It sadly tends towards the sort of Trump-Deranged and intolerant right-think that is thrown incessantly at everyone 24/7. You will find that most of us abhor it. Some are polite about it. Regretfully, I am not so much.

    Given that there is really very little out in the wider intellectual world these days than right-think, it is understandable. But please do consider that in this day and age, everything and everyone even mildly right of Lenin, Stalin and Mao is reactionary wrongthink that must be crushed. This is the environment in which we live. And the other side does not value civility nor intentions. It is solely interested in control.

    If you are here, Metalloid Man, you have fallen on that increasingly broad spectrum of unacceptability.

    As I’ve said before, if ‘(concern) troll’ means someone who disagrees, then I’m happy to be labelled as such. I don’t go out of my way to be nasty and it’s not my intent.

    In the world of thought-control seeking shits you will find on the internet these days, a Concern Troll is subtler and more manipulative than most. Compared to a typical leftist troll, who will shout slogans, attempt to provoke a rise and then try to get you banned for wrongthink (Think the equivalents of IamPeter or m0nty), a Concern Troll attempts to appear reasonable, civil and appeal to reason. A good example is a statement like Before that, it’s a statement demanding civil rights and social justice. The statistics indicating the disadvantage of being a black person in the USA (whether said black person votes Democrat or Republican) are significant. It is a real thing.

    Now, this may be quite real and the poster’s intentions relativey benign or positive, but the idea is to demean and silence you by way of public shaming. After all, no reasonable or right-thinking person would want to be associated with you, someone who disagrees with majority-accepted facts, etc. ‘Settled Science’ and ‘Good for the Environment’ or ‘We’re all in this together’ may appear in other contexts. Ditto appeals to authority.

    Perhaps this is not your intent. Perhaps you are merely stating what you think is a perfectly reasonable and middle-of-the-road opinion. But as I previously stated, we live in very polarised times. Your ‘normal’ and ‘harmless’ position in the meatspace is in fact the only non-overtly supportive position certain people will permit you to have out there. Here, you just get called names and laughed at, or get particularly acidic replies. Try that with the ‘wrong’ crowd out there (and you will never know what ‘wrong is…) and your life suddenly just got very hard.

    Rejoice, Metalloid Man- You are safe to learn that ‘normal’ opinions here are not ‘normal’ or ‘safe’ opinions out there. You might get called a few names as you learn, but your ‘normal’ will shift if you are brave enough to let it.

    And your appreciation of rational discussion will expand too…

  54. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    From Astatine Jones at 11:35 am:

    “Really? A ‘responsible’ president urging a boycott of an American company for banning his election slogan at work? Is this what has become of democracy in the USA in 2020???

    (Alternatively, maybe Trump is manipulating the price of tire companies …”

    Forget the rest of what this goon has to say – he cannot spell tyre properly, clearly he does not know what he is talking about.

  55. Astatine Jones says:

    Oops Mick, pardon my Americanism! That’s what you get for looking at US websites. Goon: English or American style?
    When poor spelling is the basis of your tyred response though you’re truly klutching at straws.

  56. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    From Astatine Jones at 12:52 pm:

    “custard:

    … The statistics indicating the disadvantage of being a black person in the USA … are significant. It is a real thing.”

    “it is a real thi …” yeah, yeah – you express yourself like a 12 year old.

    The invented “disadvantage” issue is hardly important at all.

    This lot is about 13% of the US population and it occupies about 45% or 63% of available prison spaces because they cannot behave themselves – they are a drag on the economy. They contribute about 0.134% of GDP, make a hell of a lot of noise about havin’ nuffin’, are gifted multi million dollar jobs playing basketball and football but then kneel down to destroy that grand good fortune because “it” – whatever “it” is this week – is whitey’s fault.

    Oil exploration and drilling in Alaska and bowel cancer are way more vital issues than anything to do with this indolent mob of hobos.

  57. Astatine Jones says:

    Yes Mick from the Gold Coast QLD, maybe I do sound like a 12 year old.

    But let’s have another look at ‘zero tolerance’ and your interpretation of it. Because when you write:

    This lot is about 13% of the US population and it occupies about 45% or 63% [nice imprecise statistic from the Klansman’s Handbook?] of available prison spaces because they cannot behave themselvesthey are a drag on the economy. They contribute about 0.134% of GDP….blah blah blah… this indolent mob of hobos.”

    Then we all know what you sound like.

  58. Astatine Jones says:

    Thankyou Rex Anger for taking the time to address my comments and offer advice – certainly noted. Of course I won’t say I agree with everything you’ve written. What I can say, however, is that like anyone on this blog, and in the spirit of libertarianism and the ideals of free speech that this site purports to advocate, I can only offer comments and responses from my own unique perspective (in my case, as what I describe as a rational centrist, others a ‘concern troll’), in accordance with factual information (or at least my understanding of it) and sometimes simply just how I read the tea leaves. In other words, I call it as I see it and expect no less from anyone else.

    As a rational centrist I’m always open to enlightenment regarding alternative viewpoints and facts, with awareness, however, that ‘alternative facts’ are sometimes not based on reality at all and consequently open to contest. So I welcome robust and respectful debate on any topic. However, discourse that deviates away from logic and reasoned discussion is inevitable in many blogs, including this one, and one needs to be aware of when it becomes pointless to continue and it’s better to call it a day. Anyway enough of the self-justification.

    On a final note, I don’t really see any issue ‘ripping’ on Trump (especially when coming from a sarcastic angle) because firstly, he’s not my president in any sense, and secondly no one else on this site seems to have any problem in having a crack at any politician, whether it’s based on facts of incompetence or wrongdoing or (just as often) ideology. Which being politics, is probably how it should be.

  59. Kneel says:

    Tony Heller’s sign is apropos:

    https://realclimatescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Image1708412020.png

    Says it all really – couldn’t agree more.

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