Do Political Stickers On Work Vehicles Influence You?
As I was driving around the other day, I noticed something interesting - a work vehicle, with the company's name plastered all over it, had a bumper sticker supporting a politician who I very actively dislike. It made me think - would it influence whether I would hire this company or not?
At first, I thought that it would be silly to think that someone's political views has any kind of impact on the quality of work that they do.
But they more I thought about it, the more it rubbed me a bit the wrong way. If the person driving the vehicle supports the politician strongly enough to display a sticker on their work vehicle, how do I know that a portion of the money that I pay for their services wouldn't go to support someone who I vehemently disagree with?
It's similar to boycotting a company with views that you strongly oppose - you don't want to give them your money, knowing that even a small portion of your money could end up in the hands of those who you would never dream of supporting.
It made me think of the old adage that you shouldn't mix business and politics.
So what do you think, would you not do business with a company or individual who you know supported someone that you're strongly against? Or is a job just a job? Chime in on the comments section!