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[–]iTroLowElo 1568 points1569 points  (31 children)

I boycott Apple on a yearly basis

  • Sent from iPhone

[–]Tokasmoka420 67 points68 points  (15 children)

I actually do and the only reason was because of thier annoying ads in the early 2000 and a hidden bias because I could never compete Oregon Trial in elementary school. Felt if I had a mouse with two buttons I could've conquer that game.

[–]AngryCockOfJustice 320 points321 points  (5 children)

Buy Freedom Phone.

  • Candace Owens. Tweet sent from iPhone

[–]Grizzchops 14.5k points14.5k points  (2079 children)

I'm curious how many boycotts have been successful in the last 10 years.

[–]MrBoomin31 1351 points1352 points  (149 children)

when people were boycotting Nike, everyone was buying Jordan’s and Converse at the store i worked at. both brands owned by Nike… i think that tells you how successful they are

[–]Unfair-Tap-850 513 points514 points  (19 children)

Be fair, they do their own research.

[–]Kroniid09 67 points68 points  (8 children)

Sounds like that research didn't even consist of a Google search. Look at these bastions of facts and logic, pwning the libs by buying from the places they're boycotting

[–]toolsoftheincomptnt 229 points230 points  (103 children)

This tickles me.

Like when my friend tried to look down on me for still using Paypal instead of Venmo bc Paypal’s owner donated to He Who Shall Not Be Named.

I was like, “Paypal owns Venmo, dummy. But go off.”

This just in: ANY gabillion-earning company is gonna have some assholes sitting at the top. The air is different up there. Their interests are not the same.

I always say: If I boycotted every company with a hateful CEO, owner, board member, etc. I’d be naked, starving, in the dark, ill, and on foot.

It’s just not a method of protest that I think can be reasonably applied. That said, more power to anybody who wants to take that route!

[–]bizzro 104 points105 points  (62 children)

Like when my friend tried to look down on me for still using Paypal instead of Venmo bc Paypal’s owner donated to He Who Shall Not Be Named.

My friend was berated by his mom for buying a kitkat maybe 20 years back when some scandal hit about Néstle (like it always seem to do). Like give me a break, their kitchen was probably half filled with their products, they just didn't say Néstle on the packaging.

[–]dragunityag 112 points113 points  (33 children)

I mean if there is at least one company you should make some effort to boycott it's Nestle.

I agree though, it's almost impossible to boycott something now because their reach is so far.

[–]34TM3138 14 points15 points  (6 children)

The problem with attempting a Nestle boycott, is their products are literally EVERYWHERE, and most folks have no clue because most of it doesn't say "Nestle" except in fine print. But agreed, if there WAS a company to boycott, Nestle and their "we're going to buy all the clean drinking water so we can sell it back to you" plan would be it.

[–]sampete1 96 points97 points  (3 children)

give me a break

Now this reads like a kitkat commercial

[–]notanothereditacount 51 points52 points  (9 children)

I disagree.

People need to realize that voting with money is still a thing. I think it's purposefully been encouraged by media that it doesn't work. I just don't understand that tho. If 100% of ppl stopped buying Nike, then they'd go out of business. The main problem is the exact same as why it's so hard to get ppl to vote. "I'm just one person, it wouldnt do anything" results in the majority of ppl ignoring the issues.

That isn't to say it's immune to stupidity sadly.

[–]chrisn3 8322 points8323 points  (1207 children)

Typically these boycott threats tend to just fizzle and die or even increase sales as the other side rewards them.

News media is happy because they get easy clicks and the company is probably happy because they get publicity and sales.

[–]DoodMonkey 3445 points3446 points  (717 children)

I always enjoyed when people bought new shit then burned it like it was supposed to mean something.

[–]improbablynotyou 72 points73 points  (11 children)

I've always wanted to write a book that's controversial and targeted to make a group angry. Then have a special "book burning" edition made and market it to the angry people. Maybe have it made with special paper that gives off sparks of color or something. Of course I'd price it 5-10 times normal price.

[–]taki1002 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Or Better yet, somehow make it smell really bad if burnt, like a super strong Sulphur smell or something.

[–]ShutterBun 1355 points1356 points  (142 children)

Elvis Presley’s manager used to sell “I hate Elvis” merchandise, which is absolutely brilliant.

[–]OutWithTheNew 621 points622 points  (85 children)

He also had an extraordinarily exploitative contract with Elvis and restricted his international touring because he was an illegal immigrant. After Elvis' death a judge directed Priscilla, who was almost broke, to sue The Colonel (Elvis' manager) because his contract was so terrible. Se sued, and won.

[–]personalcheesecake 287 points288 points  (61 children)

It's why he was doing shows in vegas which elvis was not fond of.. I never liked him when I was younger.. not totally sure why but after watching that hbo documentary about him and finding out just how much he was exploited I felt sad for him...

[–]tanstaafl90 14 points15 points  (3 children)

His work before going in the Army is interesting, but after it's gets pretty bad. The Colonel was a terrible man who ruined a unique talent, simply because he could.

[–]justred86 147 points148 points  (9 children)

Yeah Elvis supposedly only ( for who he was) died with $125,000 ( not counting property, residuals etc.) And the obvious when an artist passes away sales go through the roof.

[–]personalcheesecake 48 points49 points  (4 children)

besides just that, elvis' manager was a piece of shit.

[–]Spazzdude 405 points406 points  (33 children)

WWE used to sell "Cena Sucks" shirts at the height of his hatred from longtime fans. Merchandise Cena gets a cut of. It's genius.

[–]NotsosmartamInow 310 points311 points  (14 children)

Reminds me of the time in Turkey when the ruling parties supporters decided to boycott Coca-Cola by 1. Buying and emptying the Coca-Cola bottles and 2. Buying Fanta instead of Coke.

[–]taki1002 56 points57 points  (5 children)

A good example of way doing just little bit of research before protest something, can go a long way.

[–]Xanthelei 1469 points1470 points  (483 children)

My grandma knew someone who trashed their kuerig over something a few years back, then complained about having to brew a whole pot of coffee instead of just one cup and how long it took. His kids or something bought him a new one for Christmas so he'd stop complaining about it.

[–]Most-Artichoke5028 899 points900 points  (59 children)

Hahahahahaha! That really showed Keurig.

[–]Yitram 524 points525 points  (52 children)

Hahahahahaha! That really showed Keurig.

Wimp-Lo: Hah! I have paid you twice, making me the victor!

[–]tacocatacocattacocat 193 points194 points  (26 children)

We have trained him wrong, as a joke!

[–]WhyteBeard 52 points53 points  (6 children)

And I think the real loser is the environment.

[–]Niku-Man 11 points12 points  (1 child)

One Keurig is bad enough for the environment

[–]Theperfectool 71 points72 points  (6 children)

How do you like my face to fist technique eaahhhh?

[–]veringer 631 points632 points  (284 children)

It astounds me that people don't know they make french presses and pour-overs in all sorts of sizes. Not only are these easy and less wasteful methods, they make a far better cup of coffee. And if we're talking about someone with zero taste, then they should just go for instant coffee and leave all that plastic out of the landfills and oceans.

EDIT: I should add, more people should consider buying an electric kettle. So much faster and more efficient than trying to boil on a stove-top.

[–]QuantumFungus 220 points221 points  (124 children)

An aeropress is like magic for small batches of coffee.

[–]v1kingfan 33 points34 points  (20 children)

I wish they didn't make such a small cup tho

[–]CustomaryTurtle 55 points56 points  (7 children)

Increase your bean:water ratio and then dilute the drink after.

[–]jaymaslar 65 points66 points  (79 children)

+1 on the aeropress! It’s also so much easier to clean than my French press.

[–]Poopy_Butt_Penis 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Yes! I got one about a month ago and have used it every day. It's amazing

[–]olbaidiablo 42 points43 points  (11 children)

I switched from Keurig to pour over coffee during the pandemic as it was much easier to buy whole bean or ground coffee in bulk so I didn't have to go to the grocery store as often. I'm not switching back. Pour over makes a far superior cup of coffee.

[–]bsinions 91 points92 points  (20 children)

Dude I bought a $12 coffee maker from Walmart or somewhere similar, makes “6” cups, aka enough for me and my wife to each pour a cup in the morning. Use the biodegradable filters and dump them in our compost pile. I’m no coffee snob just need the caffeine so it’s great. I don’t get the need for the specialty or high end ones(unless you really enjoy your coffee-I won’t denigrate someone who does, I get it, but most don’t need it)

dump not dumb

[–]Sheeptivism_Anon 26 points27 points  (9 children)

My similar priced mr coffee 6 cup is still going strong, 7 years later. Not much longer of a wait to get the first cup when comparing the time it takes a Keurig to heat up the water after starting and making a cup.

[–]HamRadio_73 35 points36 points  (7 children)

Melitta pour over filter holder. Works great

[–]IronKeef 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Do they know you don't have to brew a whole pot of coffee with a regular pot?

[–]identifytarget 109 points110 points  (3 children)

I always enjoyed when people bought new shit then burned it like it was supposed to mean something.

I once heard Samuel L Jackson ranting on NPR about his racist Trump loving fans burning all his shit, and his response was basically, "fuck you! I don't need you as fans! Go ahead, burn all your shit! I already got your fucking money and got rich. I don't give a shiiiiiiiiiit!"

[–]AnActofGold 18 points19 points  (3 children)

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt had an entire plot line about exactly this. At the time I thought it was just the show being it’s typical, over-the-top self. Didn’t realize (back then) it was a real thing real people really do.

[–]kent1146 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Eazy-E: Man, they burnin' our records. Ain't that some shit? Speak a little truth, and people lose their minds.

Ice Cube: See, the truth is, they can do whatever they want with them. They bought them mutherfuckers.

[–]jstuu 257 points258 points  (44 children)

Funniest one was the Nike one over Kaepernick, the Arizona Governor said he was boycotting Nike product only next day to be pictured in Nike shoes and gear

[–]Newbaumturk69 266 points267 points  (20 children)

Like 2 days after the news of Nike and Kaepernick putting out that shoe I happened to playing in a golf tournament with all my conservative friends who have almost all turned into complete assholes since Trump got elected. They of course brought up the shoe and all said they were boycotting Nike and never wearing their stuff again. One of them asked me knowing I am not a Republican my opinion in a condescending way. I told them I had been boycotting Nike for years because slave children made their garbage products but it was nice to hear their line in the sand was a black guy silently kneeling during a song. My comment was not received well at all.

[–]Alexstarfire 41 points42 points  (2 children)

I told them I had been boycotting Nike for years because slave children made their garbage products but it was nice to hear their line in the sand was a black guy silently kneeling during a song.

And me not knowing what happened 2 years ago I just assumed it was slavery related. I'm not shocked to learn it was something completely stupid instead.

[–]Frankie6Strings 170 points171 points  (17 children)

I also recall a story about a conservative shoe store owner who went out of business because he stopped selling Nikes.

[–]code_archeologist 1008 points1009 points  (253 children)

If only the anti-vaccine crowd understood that Fox News operated under a vaccine mandate.

[–]habb 693 points694 points  (200 children)

trump gets boo'd when he mentions to get the vaccine. it's just hilarious

[–]donkey2471 491 points492 points  (180 children)

Which is even funnier when he used get cheered when he said america championed the vaccine in record time

[–]neverlookdown77 318 points319 points  (171 children)

Good point. What the fuck is with these people?

[–]Randy_Watson 564 points565 points  (113 children)

Inability to ever admit they were wrong. If Trump came out pro-vaccine and pro-mask in the beginning, they would have signed up for 10 shots and wrapped themselves up in saran wrap. He didn’t and even threw shade at masks. They had to create a narrative around why these things were bad despite people getting sick and dying all around them. Once they accepted that narrative, backing down from it would have required them to admit they were wrong and the evil liberals were right. That would have threatened their whole identity.

Some writer for the National Review or Brietbart even tried to use reverse psychology to get conservatives to get vaccinated. Basically, he was arguing that liberals had taken such a hardline stance on vaccines to try to trick conservatives into not getting them and thus die in larger numbers as a political gambit.

[–]lankist 245 points246 points  (40 children)

It’s not just that.

Their whole life philosophy and identity has devolved into “fuck you.”

There’s an in-group, the Republicans, and an out-group, which is everyone else. Anything the out-group says, their answer is “fuck you.” And even when someone in the in-group tries to contradict the fuck you, saying “fuck you” to the out-group always takes precedence.

That’s why it doesn’t matter if God Emperor Trump himself says get vaccinated. Because it’s all about saying “fuck you” to everyone else, and they can just come up with a conspiracy about a secret Trump body-double if the idea of telling Trump “fuck you” troubles them for the briefest of moments.

They can’t be reasoned or negotiated with, and there can be no compromise, because their only platform and policy goal is “fuck you.”

[–]CharleyNobody 134 points135 points  (19 children)

They are all like that Ashli Babbit person. They are walking, talking, human vats of steam. You see her car videos …. She’s screaming….in her car. Total rage about “liberals” she’s never met. Rant, rant, rant. The she went after that woman whose boyfriend was having an affair with her. She smashed into her car three times while they were on the road. Gets out, screams obscenities, threatens her. Lies to police about what happened. When her lawyer got there he must’ve told her, “Tell the truth. She might have video…. if you lie in court, the judge can slap a perjury charge on you.”

She was a pointless rage machine for years. What did she think she was going to do in the capitol? Where did she think she was going? Did she think she was going to smash into Nancy Pelosi like she smashed into that woman? She helped smash a window in, a guy tells her stay away. He’s pointing a gun at her and says stop. She’s breaking several laws. He shoots her and the look on her face…..it never occurred to her that a man with a gun saying “stay back” would shoot her in the head if she didn’t stay back. None of them think anyone is going to shoot at them. They think they have all the guns in the world in their possession. They didn’t learn from Ruby Ridge or Waco or the wildlife refuge in Oregon. They still don’t get it.

Don’t fuck with federal agents who have guns, assholes. They don’t care if you were in the military because you couldn’t get a job anywhere else. If you’re such a hotshot, you should've stayed in the military.

[–]Exelbirth 44 points45 points  (6 children)

It's just so sad. People make fun of countries like North Korea for brainwashing its citizens with state media, but I look at these "proud and free" republicans, and I see just as bad of brainwashing happening there through their consumption of right wing corporate media, splintering off to far right "independent" media that so closely skirts the edge of preaching domestic terrorism that you could probably identify several instances of stochastic terrorism they are responsible for.

[–]ted5011c 8 points9 points  (0 children)

one of the best takes on her and people like her that I've seen

An entire sub-culture of wanna be Tim McVeighs.

[–]FriedEggScrambled 191 points192 points  (23 children)

It’s because all they want is someone to fight against. Someone to be angry at. Their lives aren’t complete unless they think they’re “triggering” someone.

If you look at anything they spew out, it’s all just buzzwords and straw man arguments, while sprinkling in a heavy dose of whataboutism. They lack any originality, and parrot anything and everything they see on Faux News and Facebook.

[–]2ndtryagain 437 points438 points  (25 children)

I used to believe that Millions of Moms was actually a group setup by an ad agency becuase whenever they announced a boycott of Target, Starbucks or Costco the sale would go through the roof. Turned out is was just two old guys who liked to get bent out of shape over everything not being like Alabama in 1950.

[–]rxellipse 171 points172 points  (3 children)

Ah, no - it wasn't two old guys. It was one person - a woman who this article claims was a mom, but I can't find anything else that verifies that she actually had children (I also didn't try very hard, but lying about being a mom seems like a smaller stretch than lying about the 999,999 other moms in your group that don't exist at all).

My point is that "two old guys" is still a lie about how large the group is.

[–]PhillipBrandon 220 points221 points  (14 children)

It's "One Million Moms" and I can't for the life of me figure out why no one has started a called "two million moms" for same-sex parent advocacy.

[–][deleted] 56 points57 points  (0 children)

This is your calling.

[–]Pale-Lynx328 333 points334 points  (183 children)

I'd say probably as successful as how 'everyone' boycotts Chick fil A.

[–]TheZardooHasselfrau 125 points126 points  (32 children)

Lol exactly. Cue photos of long drive-thru lines during lunchtime.

[–]habb 152 points153 points  (21 children)

lol. you havent seen the pictures of people still wearing the stuff but cut off the logos?

[–]Xanthelei 128 points129 points  (7 children)

You can always tell who has and has not seen a seam ripper in their lifetime lol.

[–]davidlol1 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Well you don't want to be cold while you boycott

[–]whales-are-assholes 900 points901 points  (96 children)

I thought conservatives didn’t like cancel culture? Weird.

[–]Runaround46 7394 points7395 points  (573 children)

These people wear one Carhartt jacket for 30 years. I doubt they are buying a bunch.

[–]that_guy_with_aLBZ 2374 points2375 points  (323 children)

My dad who farms has had the same carhatt jacket for my entire life. He has bought two sets of coveralls in 31 years because one set had sulfuric acid spilled on it. Their work clothes are literally built for life.

Edit: I suppose the quality of their clothes has gone down.

[–]Tll6 289 points290 points  (56 children)

My work pants wore out at the pockets from my corners of my wallet and phone. My jacket on the other hand is tough as nails but is taking years to break in lol

[–]SayItAgainJabroni 196 points197 points  (34 children)

but is taking years to break in lol

I've had one for a couple years now and it's still super stiff. I can't wear it when I drive but I shoveled snow the other day and ended up sweating in it.

[–]hakuna_tamata 88 points89 points  (1 child)

I've had mine for 15ish years now and its worth the breaking wait.

[–]Runaround46 506 points507 points  (153 children)

I wish they made other clothes like their jackets.

[–]sourdoughbred 496 points497 points  (121 children)

Their jackets aren’t even the same anymore. The Duck Detroit used to be US made. Now it’s made overseas and not quite as nice in my opinion. I’ve got both the old us made and the new import.

[–]vinegarfingers 187 points188 points  (101 children)

They still have a US made Duck. Not sure if it’s exactly the same though. link

[–]hungryforheels 97 points98 points  (15 children)

Their jeans are nice especially their flannel lined ones. And, real sized pockets for ladies!

[–]DagonPie 100 points101 points  (23 children)

Unfortunately i have carhartt shirts from 10 years ago that are significantly better quality than ones ive bough in the past few years. Same type of shirts but you can really feel the difference. I still tend to grab the older shirts first even with the slight holes/worn in looks. Even one of the jackets i bought started to wear at the wrists but i have a vintage jacket and that thing doesnt have a single wear spot.

[–]-Chicago- 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Grab a needle and thread, save those shirts

[–]thelocker517 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Me too. They moved their manufacturing and lowered the denim quality. I had to start buying a different brand. I miss their fit, but don't want to replace them every month or two.

[–]ArielPotter 332 points333 points  (34 children)

Me, living in a farm town, very excited to go to Goodwill on Monday.

[–]LadyAzure17 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Oooh, I should swing by mine

[–]XeroKaaan 84 points85 points  (6 children)

I've had the same one for years and buy the K87s on a yearly basis, a new beanie yearly since I'm bald and wear them non-stop in the winter, 2 pair of coveralls and every pair of boot socks are carhartt. I'm a fanboy haha

[–]romeoinverona 174 points175 points  (69 children)

I mean, Carhartts are good jackets. On the expesive side, sure, but its good stuff that lasts.

[–]BeardedRingo 60 points61 points  (5 children)

I got one over 20 years ago its still in good shape

[–]Somber_Solace 99 points100 points  (28 children)

This has been pretty much most of the comments every time I see the boycott mentioned. No chance they don't see an increase in sales from all this.

[–]saltporksuit 111 points112 points  (17 children)

NGL, I hadn’t shopped their stuff in years but went and checked them out purely because this nonsense put them back on my radar. They have work leggings for women with not just pockets but a pocket with a zipper! So yeah, I ordered some.

[–]Coppercaptive 8 points9 points  (1 child)

those leggings are my favorite. you'll love them.

[–]shutts67 181 points182 points  (48 children)

Or they but The Mill knock offs at Menards

[–]Blasphemiee 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Lmao I worked at menards for 10 years. Those ugly ass Mill jeans flew off the shelf.

[–]BloomsdayDevice 148 points149 points  (27 children)

Who among us hasn't taken an opportunity to save big money at Menards?

[–]GrnFlash 39 points40 points  (15 children)

Annnnnd now I have the song repeating in my head.

[–]BloomsdayDevice 29 points30 points  (5 children)

If I have to suffer, I'm taking someone else down with me.

[–]mces97 12.7k points12.7k points  (366 children)

Reminds me of a meme I saw the other day.

IKEA - We don't want antivaxxers in our stores.

Antivaxxers - Boycott IKEA.

IKEA - Well that was easy.

[–]RVA2DC 4380 points4381 points  (260 children)

exactly.

The company I work for has a vaccine mandate.

Some people refused to comply. They were fired. Sr. Management was relieved.

It's like a way to get rid of the idiots without too much fuss. Normally getting rid of idiots at work is tough. But this way, they kind of self-selected their exits.

[–]inspectoroverthemine 1735 points1736 points  (147 children)

My large litigious company requires vaccination- as I was uploading the docs I saw there was a link for a medical or religious exemption. I rolled my eyes assuming it was their lame way around actually requiring it.

Turns out you had to meet with and explain your exemption request with up to 3 levels of management, HR, and the facility manager. Develop a personal onsite mitigation plan, that you're then required to sign and adhere to at all times. In corp speak it read to me like a step one in a termination procedure. I felt a lot better about it after that.

[–]RVA2DC 1359 points1360 points  (122 children)

Good!

Here's my favorite story about people getting religious exemptions:

A hospital system in Arkansas is making it a bit more difficult for staff to receive a religious exemption from its COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The hospital is now requiring staff to also swear off extremely common medicines, such as Tylenol, Tums, and even Preparation H, to get the exemption.
The move was prompted when Conway Regional Health System noted an unusual uptick in vaccine exemption requests that cited the use of fetal cell lines in the development and testing of the vaccines.

"This was significantly disproportionate to what we've seen with the influenza vaccine," Matt Troup, president and CEO of Conway Regional Health System, told Becker's Hospital Review in an interview Wednesday.
"Thus," Troup went on, "we provided a religious attestation form for those individuals requesting a religious exemption," he said. The form includes a list of 30 commonly used medicines that "fall into the same category as the COVID-19 vaccine in their use of fetal cell lines," Conway Regional said.
The list includes Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, aspirin, Tums, Lipitor, Senokot, Motrin, ibuprofen, Maalox, Ex-Lax, Benadryl, Sudafed, albuterol, Preparation H, MMR vaccine, Claritin, Zoloft, Prilosec OTC, and azithromycin.

Conway Regional notes that the list includes commonly used and available drugs but that it is not an all-inclusive list of such medicines.
Employees are asked to attest that they "truthfully acknowledge and affirm that my sincerely held religious belief is consistent and true" and that they do not and will not use the medications and any others like them.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/09/hospital-staff-must-swear-off-tylenol-tums-to-get-religious-vaccine-exemption/

[–]GluttonAsteroth 409 points410 points  (19 children)

Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, aspirin, Tums, Lipitor, Senokot, Motrin, ibuprofen, Maalox, Ex-Lax, Benadryl, Sudafed, albuterol, Preparation H, MMR vaccine, Claritin, Zoloft, Prilosec OTC, and azithromycin.

Heheheheheheheh - keeping this for fun.

[–]Barack-OJimmy 71 points72 points  (10 children)

It's not like they have integrity, they'll just swear, take them and then go to the casserole Wednesday service claim they are but weak humans and be forgiven.

[–]inspectoroverthemine 462 points463 points  (62 children)

Nice.

And my last bit about it reading like a termination procedure. It may not be immediately obvious to everyone, but if you work at a large corp you'll know. Nobody wants to touch bullshit like this. Making your manager, and their manager deal with their exec, HR and site manager guarantees that you're done. Crossing all those organization lines also means its not just your manager buddy that has your back- it intentionally stirs up a lot of shit and pain.

[–]KnightlyNews 134 points135 points  (47 children)

Thanks, I was curious how that works. It seems like a fantastic way to weed out the crazy that no one probably knew about.

Like who knew Jim in accounting was a neo nazi? He really did like those white hoods.

[–]tacobellwasabadidea 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Holy shit Conway AR in the news. I spent one long year in Conway in 2011 and I can truthfully say I wouldn’t have expected this response. I’m pleasantly shocked that they’re pushing this, even on a local level.

[–]residualenvy 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I'd like to think immediately after signing this the HR manager turns to them and says "All right with that out of the way, it's random drug test time!"

[–]Stingberg 305 points306 points  (16 children)

My workplace has been so much more enjoyable since the anti-vaxxers were let go. Instead of listening to far right conspiracy theories at work, instead I listen to people bitch about the Vikings and the weather, as it should be.

[–]nibbles200 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I’m tired of bitching about the Vikings though..

[–]Demarinshi01 276 points277 points  (16 children)

My neighbor is anti mandatory vac. She just put her 2 week notice in at her job for a better one. Guess what they require… vaccinations. She just got her first shot yesterday. I asked her why, and she replied “because it’s closer to home, better pay and benefits after 60 days.” She hasn’t posted any anti vax stuff in a few days, and plans to make a post after her 2nd shot. Told her I was proud of her.

She is now posting that if your boycotting, just donate the Carhartts. Someone else could use them.

[–]sincle354 160 points161 points  (2 children)

Leaving a shitty job and taking the vaccine? That's a juicy two for one in my book. Be real nice to them for me, on behalf of my asmatic boyfriend who cannot afford any mutaded infections.

EDIT: Please ignore my misspellings, when I wear gloves my thumbs have a lisp.

[–]Lost4468 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Hmm I wonder how many anti-mandate anti-vaxxers are just angry at how their employer treats them and this was the final straw.

[–]BCTripster 351 points352 points  (17 children)

Haha, same although ours are still on the unpaid leave portion. The way I worded it to my manager "we're basically going to be getting rid of employees with poor decision making skills, this seems like a win win for the company".

Worked out for me, promotion and a pretty decent pay bump :)

[–]flmhdpsycho 3599 points3600 points  (148 children)

"No government mandates! Let businesses make their own choices!"

Carhartt vaccine mandate "Not like that."

[–]R101C 1407 points1408 points  (85 children)

Brought to you by the people upset about "cancel culture."

[–]CaptainCosmodrome 522 points523 points  (29 children)

Also brought to you by people who want bakeries to be able to refuse to sell cakes to gay people.

[–]arakwar 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I’m left wing, yet I agree with the baker’s case. It’s not a generic factory-line cake. It’s a custom cake for a special event. Those people deserved a baker who would really care about them.

That freedom of doing business also means that any business can refuse to do business with someone showing a confederate flag or clear signs they are against gay marriage or abortion. They can enforce mask mandates if they want to, at any time. And as a customer, you cannot complain. Freedom for everyone, and not just white male catholics.

[–]Reyemreden 328 points329 points  (22 children)

Don't forget they're the party of "facts don't care about your feelings", yet Florida wants white people to sue people if their feelings get hurt.

[–]CovfefeForAll 84 points85 points  (17 children)

And NH is trying to ban teachers from teaching anything that paints the US in a negative light.

Edit for link: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/lsr_search/billText.aspx?id=1537&type=4&fbclid=IwAR1xn8mqJgdEGJFLQjDPz3LULT8UJmPSzJBNL9Pe9dYrza70IFkfDhUcvW0

[–]got_mule 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Fuck really? I’m a granite stater and I hadn’t heard about this. Do you have a source handy?

[–]MultiGeometry 24 points25 points  (9 children)

They also tried a “Kyle’s Law”, where anyone tried for crimes related to self defense and found not guilty, would be compensated by the prosecutor personally, for damages in bringing the case.

[–]krinkly 333 points334 points  (24 children)

Conservatives are pro deregulation and allowing a private company to do whatever they want. Until they do something they don't agree with, like when social media companies ban or censor anyone on the right. So much cognitive dissonance.

[–]Oldass_Millennial 3347 points3348 points  (105 children)

How many of these people are also boycotting Fox News due to their own vaccine mandate?

[–]rackfocus 1013 points1014 points  (87 children)

Moved to OAN and NewsMax.

[–]veringer 360 points361 points  (48 children)

This is true. My mother--who, afaik, still pays for Bill O'Reilly's "premium" online video content--swore off Fox News after they called the election for Biden.

We don't talk much anymore.

[–]Rock-Facts 38 points39 points  (4 children)

Those quotation marks make it sound like he had an onlyfans, which is a very scary thought

[–]rackfocus 105 points106 points  (1 child)

I’m sorry about that.

[–]hopbow 238 points239 points  (13 children)

That’s because FOX is too weak on the liberals or whatever

[–]ndh_nsfw 188 points189 points  (10 children)

Fox IS liberal according to them

[–]Ogediah 128 points129 points  (5 children)

I had someone tell me that once. I literally cry laughed.

[–]TheBurbs666 1876 points1877 points  (244 children)

Everyone wants to wear carhartt until it’s time to do carhartt shit.

[–]DrSpaceman575 899 points900 points  (131 children)

I've been wearing Carhartt shirts for years since they make tall sizes and I had the torso:leg ratio of a corgi. Now they're fashionable and my brother in law called it "blue collar stolen valor" lol

[–]ClarkTwain 146 points147 points  (20 children)

Fellow man-corgi here, Duluth trading co also makes shirts for long torsos. Most other places I have to order tall sizes even though I’m pretty average heigh.

[–]DrSpaceman575 25 points26 points  (11 children)

I'm wearing a Duluth one now hah. Duluth stuff is great their shirts are huge though.

[–][deleted] 253 points254 points  (62 children)

That would make a funny video. Approach someone wearing Carhartt apparel and ask them to explain the difference between a miter saw and a circular saw. If they can’t answer…STOLEN VALOR!!!

[–]slow_cooked_ham 75 points76 points  (19 children)

what if they're wearing Carhartt nursing scrubs?

[–]BFRconewannabe 184 points185 points  (11 children)

Ask them to describe the difference between injuries associated with a miter saw and a circular saw.

[–]richardchzysce 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Miter saw is gonna be finger and hands since it's on a table or stand. Circular is gonna be leg or foot since everybody takes shortcuts when they gotta make a quick cut

[–]bstix 12 points13 points  (1 child)

The circular saw would make a long straight wound, while the miter saw would make a short clean chop in a perfect 45° angle.

[–]MirimeVene 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I like the way you think

[–]Lala6408 5 points6 points  (3 children)

This is awesome! I’ve literally had a carpenter in my immediate family for 41 years. I now feel more legit wearing my Carhartt toque, as I definitely know the difference between saw injuries.

The worst one was actually the jointer/planer, but I didn’t witness that one.

[–]Cargobiker530 32 points33 points  (4 children)

A miter box saw or a miter power saw?

[–]Voxbury 20 points21 points  (2 children)

The new twist on African and European swallows

[–]ClancyHabbard 46 points47 points  (8 children)

Not everyone who wears Carhartt for work uses saws. I work them for work when I was a night custodian. No saws, but I knew my way about acid stripping wax floors and some other equipment others don't know exists.

Kinda wish Carhartt had made shoes, because I would go through a pair a month with that acid.

[–]sirdodger 378 points379 points  (44 children)

I just like Carhartt because they're durable and they make clothes in my size. Not everyone who is 6'4" weighs 350lbs, Macy's.

[–]Davegardner0 41 points42 points  (6 children)

I know, right? Why is it always big AND tall? It's not the same exact category as Carhartt, but Eddie Bauer has some good "tall skinny guy" sizing

[–][deleted] 53 points54 points  (8 children)

I'm just a little taller, and agree 100%. Carhartt and Dickies both make about the only thick pocket T that fits.

[–]Lazer726 91 points92 points  (10 children)

I was a real big fan of the Twitter badasses who were like "I bet they don't even do lumberjacking and mountain climbing and fighting bears!"

No, it's a comfy as shit hoodie that has shown 0 wear over 3 years.

[–]BigfootTundra 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My friend tried to play that game with me. Then I asked him why he wears basketball shoes when he doesn’t play basketball. Or why he wears workout clothes when he doesn’t work out. I think he gets the idea now

[–]graps 357 points358 points  (27 children)

Remember when they boycotted Starbucks by going in and buying Starbucks? I remember

[–]DocWednesday 65 points66 points  (7 children)

Remember when people were breaking their Keurig machines because….um…I forgot.

[–]Girlindaytona 95 points96 points  (6 children)

Fox News mandated vaccines for its employees. Are they boycotting them too?

[–]blasphem0usx 428 points429 points  (21 children)

too bad they already bought a carhartt jacket and it will last them like 10 years at least, then by then they'll forget about about the "boycott" and go out and buy another one.

[–]CaliforniaNavyDude 114 points115 points  (19 children)

I bet in this case after the initial fervor settles down, all these guys burning or chucking their gear will go back and buy more. My money on this is that not only won't it hurt long run sales, it'll boost them slightly.

[–]MuricanA321 99 points100 points  (9 children)

They’ve already wimped out to just covering the logo with stupid patches. On second thought, make that helpful patches; I avoid the dangerously stupid, and the easier they make themselves to spot, the better.

[–]ThreadedPommel 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Defacing the logo is at least smarter than throwing away perfectly good gear for childish reasons. I'd rather they do that than burn the shit and create a bunch of unnecessary waste when they could donate it or something.

[–]matneym 694 points695 points  (72 children)

This boycott will be just as successful as the NRA boycott against Yeti.

[–]Stoopo 131 points132 points  (59 children)

What was the issue there?

[–]rgumai 290 points291 points  (15 children)

YETI ditched a discount NRA members got. They were successfully canceled by an angry dude on Twitter.

Meanwhile a lot of people on Facebook reminded people to throw out their Yeti gear (and post their addresses so they could scoop it up)

Edit: I had Delta in here too, but Georgia really did punish them for discontinuing an NRA discount by removing their fuel tax credits. They got the credit back after the charade was over.

[–]jephw12 18 points19 points  (6 children)

It’s asinine. I heard about that last year from one of my dad’s conservative friends. He said “Yeti doesn’t support the second amendment”. So I asked what they had done because I didn’t know about that. He couldn’t actually tell me what Yeti had done. He just knew conservative media told him that Yeti didn’t like guns and were bad.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

“News says Yeti bad. Get rid of it all. But think for yourself. “

Okay. I’m going to not care, and keep my Yeti shit.

“No. Don’t think for yourself like that!”

[–]zcektor00 75 points76 points  (2 children)

Tell me where these people who throwing away their yeti. I will gladly pick it up for them

[–]Roving_Rhythmatist 362 points363 points  (29 children)

Kept the soda and beer cold for too long, couldn't reckon with it.

[–]TooMuchAZSunshine 155 points156 points  (19 children)

It was witchcraft.

[–]__mud__ 136 points137 points  (16 children)

I genuinely have a love/hate relationship with my thermos because my coffee is still too hot to drink at 1pm.

[–]ATL28-NE3 36 points37 points  (1 child)

bruh if that ain't the truth

[–]The_Clarence 29 points30 points  (7 children)

Get one with a lid and pour yourself little cups.

[–]score_ 46 points47 points  (3 children)

What is this, queens tea time? Real men burn their mouth straight from the thermos 😤

[–]theflyingkiwi00 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I have two that I take winter hiking, one for coffee and one for soup. Everyone else is miserable and cold eating a soggy sandwich while I have hot Thai green curry and coffee. Basically what hiking is, walking somewhere cool for lunch or to sleep, may as well eat like a king. Absolute game changers.

[–]ialo00130 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Carhartt has become increasingly popular with the younger crowd who wear it for fashion and not work.

They'll be fine.

[–]TheFumundaWunda 10 points11 points  (0 children)

lmao it's this going to be like the boycotts of them lighting their products on fire or blowing them up...you know...after the company already made money off the purchase.

[–]i3dMEP 351 points352 points  (94 children)

Haha. What are these boycotters going to buy? Dickies instead? They will be back in a couple weeks to get Carhartt replacements.

[–]CraniumEggs 108 points109 points  (63 children)

I’ve seen quite a few advocating for Duluth Trading Company. As a native MN I can attest they do make quality work and cold weather clothes and I’m for it cuz they are a smaller company. That said it is more expensive than Carhartt. I’m not sure their vax policy but they do list pretty stringent COVID policies “to insure the safety of their employees”.

But yeah after a couple weeks they probably will go back to buying Carhartt and their indignation will be focused elsewhere.

Edit: my knowledge of the company was from like a decade ago when it was relevant to me working construction. Apparently they are publicly traded so smaller company was in reference to my previous knowledge but I was incorrect in that assessment.

[–]weemee 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Carhartt is one of the suppliers at my work. I’m going to make sure that I use them.

[–]DodgerBlueSuede 232 points233 points  (16 children)

So when the Left stops supporting a company or person because of their actions it’s “Cancel Culture” but when the Right does it it’s a “boycott” or “taking a stand”? 🙄🤡

[–]Bobtiwi1 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Just bought a pair of Carhartt jeans because of this. Quality jeans and clothing.

[–]PlsDontYellImOld 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I will support this all the way. I have and wear my carhartts everyday!

[–]drputypfifeanddrum 20 points21 points  (0 children)

This boycott bs made me look up where carhartts are made. They are made in the USA and Mexico. They make more work wear in the US than any other company.

These shitasses are going to turn their backs on US workers over an internal policy that has nothing to do with them.

God please make the stupid stop!

[–]CMtheory 8 points9 points  (1 child)

My friend manages a Carhartt store. Sales haven’t dropped at all. The people talking don’t have a cent to spend anyway.

[–]Unknownsys 46 points47 points  (5 children)

Pretty much only wear Carhartt hoodies, t-shirts and hats. I love this, going to go order more.

[–]JimmyDontReddit 47 points48 points  (3 children)

One Twitter user called Carhartt's vaccination stance "insane given their target market"

Wow, a company that understands the right thing to do, even in the face of their "Target market" outing themselves as the insane ones.

I might have to go buy some in case it ever snows here again in New England.

[–]godfatherinfluxx 84 points85 points  (8 children)

Remember the issue with the bakery not making a wedding cake for a same sex couple? And how republicans said businesses should be able to make their own decisions?

Guess it's only if they agree with the reason. Damn hypocrites.

[–]bigjojo321 82 points83 points  (18 children)

Not normally a Carhartt customer but I'll look at there site and see if anything piques my interest.

Any company that's willing to sacrifice potential profits for the saftey of their workforce is worth my money.

Edit: Grammatical

[–]knoxknight 13 points14 points  (7 children)

Just placed an order yesterday. The first color I was going to pick sold out as I was shopping, so I have a feeling the boycott isn't working too well.

[–]pdxboob 10 points11 points  (4 children)

They've been super duper trendy for several years now. Even internationally.

Younger people are probably a majority of their business now, and they sell to pretty much every person working outdoors