January 25th, 2011
The Illinois man fired on Monday for wearing a Green Bay Packers tie to work has already been offered another job.
A competing car dealership offered a job to John Stone, who was fired from his job as a car salesman on Monday because he refused to remove a Packers tie he said he was wearing in tribute to his late grandmother.
Guy Cesario, the boss at Chevrolet of Homewood, said he offered a new job to Stone.
“I think it’s ridiculous, and I felt bad for the guy, because he doesn’t deserve not to have a job,” Cesario told the Chicago Tribune.
“Good salesmen are so hard to find…. To put somebody’s livelihood in jeopardy because of a tie is just idiotic.”
Stone was dismissed after his former boss, Jerry Roberts, asked him twice to remove the Packers tie. The hometown Chicago Bears lost to the Packers in the NFC title game a day before.
Stone, who is expected to meet with Cesario this week, vaulted to an unexpected level of celebrity on Tuesday when news of his firing became a national story.
“I didn’t know all this publicity was going to come with this,” Stone told the Tribune. “But you know what? It lets me know who has my back.”
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
what he must do/has to do (JN) and how he obtains his heart’s desire (JE) both = 15 = Salesman.