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GrubHub CEO Comments about Donald Trump’s Rhetoric


I am going to start off with a quote from Matt Maloney, the CEO of Grubhub in response to Donald Trump winning the election:

“I’m still trying to reconcile my own worldview with the overwhelming message that was delivered last night. Clearly there are a lot of people angry and scared as the antithesis of every modern presidential candidate won and will be our next president.  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. Had he worked here, many of his comments would have resulted in his immediate termination.  We have worked for years cultivating a culture of support and inclusiveness. I firmly believe that we must bring together different perspectives to continue innovating – including all genders, races, ethnicities and sexual, cultural or ideological preferences. We are better, faster and stronger together.  Further I absolutely reject the nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics of Donald Trump and will work to shield our community from this movement as best as I can. 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.  If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here. We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team. I want to repeat what Hillary said this morning, that the new administration deserves our open minds and a chance to lead, but never stop believing that the fight for what’s right is worth it.”

I first heard about this on TV and then did more research into what was actually said. The CEO after some backlash tried to reassure people that he did not ask people who supported Trump and worked in his company to resign or step down. Unfortunately, the damage was already done and Grubhub stock has dropped since then about $4. This again relates to businesses impact on society because the CEO of Grubhub is basically saying the opinion his employees need to have. I do understand that the CEO wants to set a standard for the culture in his company but for any person who voted for Trump this can make you worried about losing your job. My personal opinion is that this is wrong to say and wrong to even suggest because people have the right to their own views and until it affects the work of that employee or becomes a problem then its non of the CEO’s business who people supported.





Work Cited

Bever, L. (2016, November 12). Grubhub CEO says employees who act like Trump ‘have no place here’. Retrieved November 12, 2016, from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/12/grubhub-ceo-says-employees-who-act-like-trump-have-no-place-here/

GrubHub. (2016, November). Inclusion and Tolerance in the Workplace [Press release]. GrubHub. Retrieved November 12, 2016, from http://blog.grubhub.com/in-the-news/inclusion-tolerance-workplace/

GrubHub, Media. (2016, November 10). Inclusion and Tolerance in the Workplace [Press release]. GrubHub. Retrieved November 12, 2016, from http://media.grubhub.com/media/press-releases/press-release-details/2016/Inclusion-and-Tolerance-in-the-Workplace/default.aspx

Shen, L. (2016, November 11). GrubHub’s CEO Says He Didn’t Ask Trump Supporters to Quit. Retrieved November 12, 2016, from http://fortune.com/2016/11/11/donald-trump-grubhub-ceo/

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