I stood with a sign that read “#RememberTheVictims” and also held a photo of a man with whom I used to do business, and was killed in the Orlando night club shootings. I stood in a place where people could see those signs as the left the plaza and headed to City Hall.
I followed them to City Hall, listened to them chat, then again stood in a place where the protesters could see the signs as they returned to Comcast. It was a short protest, management gave them only one hour of PTO.
Of course, my manager, most of my teammates, as well as everyone with whom I sit were against Trump’s executive order, so they were protesting, and they saw me with my signs.
The next day, I was fired. My contracting company said they wanted to continue to work with me, and that Comcast was willing to rehire me for another team.
This singlemindedness is the hallmark of a good businessman, and a similar thing holds for any person with any talent: no irrelevancies allowed.
Unfortunately, American businesses have forgotten that: they allow distractions to enter. Like politics, for example.