CEO Says Email to 7000 Employees That Jobs Were At Risk If Obama Wins Was Not A Threat
David Siegel of Westgate Resorts says he had no idea his email would go public. But he should have had an idea that such an email was a not-so-subtle way of telling them who to vote for.
In the memo, Siegel wrote, “The economy doesn’t currently pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is another 4 years of the same Presidential administration.”
The email continues, saying, “If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, as our current President plans, I will have no choice but to reduce the size of this company. Rather than grow this company I will be forced to cut back. This means fewer jobs, less benefits and certainly less opportunity for everyone.”
When asked if Siegel saw how the email could be intimidating to employees, he replied “That’s not so and I didn’t try to intimidate anybody. I have lived through the last four years of the Obama administration. It hasn’t been fun.”
Siegel says the email was his version of a chain letter he received in 2008.