Florida Hotel Fires Employee for Wearing American Flag Pin

Behold:  The natural product of over a century of Progressive indoctrination:

Florida Hotel Fires Worker for Wearing American Flag Pin
The Blaze

A Florida hotel fired its front desk supervisor after the man wore an American flag lapel pin, a violation of the hotel’s personal appearance policies that prohibit employees from wearing badges and pins.

Sean May told Jacksonville’s WJXTthat his manager at St. Augustine’s Casa Monica Hotel told him Thursday to remove the pin or leave. He refused to take it off and was sent home. The following day, the hotel informed him he was fired.

“I wear it with pride because I like where I live and I love this country,” May told the station. When his manager gave him the ultimatum, “I said I‘m not going to remove the pin so I guess I’m going home.”

May, 26, said he wore the pin everyday for two years and never had a problem with it until his manager approached him.

The hotel defended the decision to fire May in an email to the station:

“The Casa Monica Hotel located in St. Augustine, Florida, is an American-based, homegrown historic hotel,” the email reads. “The property reflects its pride in America and great patriotism by flying the Stars and Stripes high over the hotel. The American flag greets every guest and employee with its symbolism of our belief in this great country.”

“However, our employee handbook clearly states, ‘No other buttons, badges, pins or insignias of any kind are permitted to be worn.‘ No matter an individual’s national preference, political views or religious affiliation, it is a standard regulation which ensures equality for all Grand Performers [employees].”

According to the station, a recent upper level management change has led to a reinforcement of certain policies that may have been allowed to lapse.

May said he never received complaints about the pins from hotel guests, many of whom he said seemed to like it.

“I‘ve actually gotten more comments about it than any of the service I’ve actually done at the hotel,” he said. “Why would I want to work for a company that isn‘t going to be supportive of what I believe in and what I’m working towards?”

The station said it received a massive community response to May’s story, which first aired Thursday. One Florida resident, Air Force veteran Bruce Whalen, said the lapel pin should be a dress code requirement for all residents and is calling for a boycott of the hotel.

“Anybody who takes a chance on his livelihood to take a stand for patriotism is a hero and should be treated like a hero,” Whalen said.

Watch WJXT’s reports here and here.

Earlier this week, an Olive Garden restaurant in Alabama prompted national outrage for not allowing an 80-year-old patron to bring an American flag in for a Kiwanis club banquet.

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5 Comments on “Florida Hotel Fires Employee for Wearing American Flag Pin”

  1. Cora Says:

    Maybe we can have a protest, ie live in like the ones in NY against Olive Garden. Nah we will be arrested.

  2. steve Says:

    And so the trend to hate American, by American’s, continues onward.

  3. Pete Says:

    The constitution of the US does NOT grant you the right NOT to be insulted. If the American flag lapel pin someone is wearing insults you than TUFF SH@@. You should not have come to this country. Political correctness has gone far too far and it is time to start dialing it back.

    In England it’s worse – The flag has recently appeared in England on everything from bikinis to cars, and sold in endless versions in stores.
    But the Islamic protest forced some corporations, such as cable companies NTL, Heathrow airport in London, and even the Drivers and Vehicles Licensing Agency to ban the flag in every form due to fears from reactions of insulted Muslims. To them the red cross in the flag of England symbolizes the ‘blood thirsty crusaders’.

    (England as well as most of Europe is slowly surrendering to just the threat of muslim violence)

    An historical note here, of the 9 crusades, 1 was successful in retaking the holy land BACK from the invading muslim hordes, 2 were partially successful in forcing the muslims to allow the christian and jewish pilgrims to visit the holy land without being robbed, killed or being forced into slavery, all the rest were miserable failures. Just more from the followers of mohammed, “oh poor me I’m just a victim of those nasty christians and jews”.

  4. GEVH Says:

    This particular situation is cut pretty cut and dry it’s a dress code policy (no pins whatsoever period), yet the underlying sentiment of NOT being able to wear an American flag on your lapel is not.
    It saddens me to think this is yet another victory for the political correctness NAZIS dis-allowing patriotism through this display. Banning the pledge of allegiance in class was a major victory in tearing down the fabric of our patriotic roots b/c some small faction somehow finds it offensive!
    Nothing is a greater insult to those who fought and died to protect our rights to be a free nation than to banish the very symbol of it our flag!

  5. Cheesy Says:

    The parent company of Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Longhorn Steakhouse is fully in the tank with Me-chelles food nazi program. I protest their actions by no longer eating at any of them.

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