Reviews for GrubHub app come crashing down as a response to the CEO's internal memo about Donald Trump

Reviews for GrubHub app come crashing down as a response to the CEO's internal memo about Donald Trump
GrubHub is one of the best apps out there for ordering food through your smartphone, but right now, the company has a more burning issue to deal with than hot pizza. The presidential election took place in the United States this past Tuesday, and as all of you have heard by now, the country's new president-elect is Mr. Donald Trump. This election has certainly been the craziest we've ever seen, and as such, it's ruffled a few feathers - one of those being the feathers of GrubHub's CEO Matt Maloney.

Throughout the election, there's been a case surrounding the Trump campaign that his supporters spread messages of hate and violence. Agree or disagree, some people feel this way and some people don't. Matt Maloney is one person that feels the Trump campaign has been filled with hateful words and actions, and shortly following the election that took place on November 8, he sent an internal memo to all of GrubHub's employees with the message that the company as a whole would not stand for the hate being spread from the campaign.

Reviews for GrubHub app come crashing down as a response to the CEO's internal memo about Donald Trump

However, here's where things get incredibly complicated. In the email that Maloney sent out, part of it reads, "If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here." If you read that and think it sounds like Maloney is asking his employees that voted for Trump to resign, then you'd be right along the lines of a lot of other people who've read this message. Maloney reiterated on the fact that he didn't mean this at all, and that he was referring to the fact that GrubHub as a whole would "fight for your dignity and your right to make a better life for yourself and your family here in the United States."

As much damage control as Maloney has tried to do since this news broke, it doesn't appear to be enough. Many users have taken to the Apple App Store to give the GrubHub app 1-star reviews with the hashtag "#boycottgrubhub." At the time of this writing, the GrubHub app currently has a star rating of 1 1/2 out of 5, with users saying things like, "Worst company ever!", "Not a company to do business with", and "Mat Maloney step down." Maloney posted a press release on the GrubHub website saying that the company has not and will not ever discriminate an employee because of their political or any other beliefs, but this looks to be one wildfire that has simply gotten out of the company's hands.

source: GrubHub via The Verge

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41 Comments

1. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Well this is a new achievement for liberals.

2. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Just thinking the same. Crying babies.

3. Rydsmith unregistered

Yeah, how dare a company say that they refuse to allow racism, bigotry, homophobia, xenophobia, and sexism be a part of the work place.

4. Awalker

Posts: 1967; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

In Donald's America that's acceptable.

9. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Triggered.

30. tacarat

Posts: 853; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Well, unless he changes the laws, a company can still be sunk by discrimination lawsuits.

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Everyone who voted for Trump in that company is all you mentioned above? amirite?

6. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So you're accusing him of stereotyping, right after you just alluded that all.liberals were like the ones in the story. Bit hypocritical no?

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

It was intentional cause of strawman fallacy.

24. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Yeah, ok.

12. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Everyone who voted for Trump in that company is all you mentioned above?" Probably not ALL. Definitely SOME though.....or just plain f**king stupid. Then again, Americans aren't exactly the sharpest tools in the world to begin with.....

19. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Except that wasn't a mere refusal of the usual phobias/bigotries out of the blue. Maloney's memo makes the assumption that GrubHub, a *private* organisation, will substantially change demographically with Trump; the guy that continuously flip-flops on LGBT issues to appeal to his ultra-religious fans and moderate/LGBT voters at the same time and rallied up more non-white and female voters than Romney could dream. I don't like him either (especially with Pence) but the constant whining and rioting from democrats is going to make things worse. It's more than reasonable to err on the side of caution with him but this is just being a crybaby. The least Maloney can do is try to keep politics out of corporations.

37. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Well if he just stopped there I don't think there would be a problem it's worded very awkward and most people can see both sides of this argument. Still pretty stupid email to send in the way it's worded

15. Beijendorf unregistered

Seems like the crying babies are the Trump supporters who got their little feelings so hurt they feel the need to try to destroy a company for daring to take a stance against proliferation of hate and violence.

21. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Moronic Liberals are a bunch of wusses.. This CEO deserve to be sued by his employees.

7. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Libtards don't want to have to find a job. Man that must suck that all of their lies and deceitfulness were exposed and are no longer effective at influencing the American voter. Hitlory got trumped plain and simple. Now pack all Ur sheet and start heading to Canada as promised. On a side note, I find it remarkable how the ones who claim trumpets are violent and fascist are now the one's actually putting this behavior on display. #hypocrisy.

10. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

No offence but I don't want them coming here. We already have a doormat as a leader that's more concerned about the picture on a bathroom door.

13. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Libtards don't want to have to find a job" That's pretty rich coming from a right winger who blames everything on immigration and minorities....

25. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

"I find it remarkable how the ones who claim trumpets are violent and fascist" You mean like the article the other day about one of the larger KKK groups having a parade in celebration of Trump's victory? Yeah, don't know where we could've got that idea from. I'm Independent, and I would've voted for most any of the other Republicans in the primary other than Trump or Cruz. I didn't like Hillary, but I liked Trump a helluva lot less.

38. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

TRUMP didn't endorse the Kkk they endorsed him.. Typical idiotic statement.. I find it absolutely rich that's your race argument when Hillarys best friend and mentor Robert Byrd was a known Kkk recruiter but let's just ignore that fact because it does not fit your agenda right...

39. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Throughout his campaign he was pointing fingers at minorities and how the were to blame for everyone's issues. Certainly not the business owners who hired them or the CEOs who moved their manufacturing overseas, like Trump with his clothing line. So because you know someone racist, you're a racist? Can't argue with that logic. I had plenty of friends and relatives who bitched for 8 years about the n#$&@r in the White House. Just because that's how they felt, it doesn't mean I agree with it or support it. I don't have an agenda. What I don't want is us pulled into another war, and with his short temper that's a possibility. I also don't want a divided nation. He's been doing whatever he could to divide the people during the elections, or maybe he just threw a spotlight on it, but now he wants everyone to come together. Where was that talk during the campaign? Make no mistake, I'm not pro Democrat or Republican, I pick who I think is the best leader, or at the very least, who I think would get us in the least trouble all around. Neither Trump nor Hillary was that person, in fact I don't think there was a person who ran this year who was. The closest might've been Kasich.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I vastly overestimated the intelligence of the American people this election year.......

14. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Nah, you're just crying like everyone else that didn't get their way. The libtards and medias reaction alone is worth voting against.

16. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Whatever helps you sleep at night bruh.....

18. Awalker

Posts: 1967; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

They're mad because they're in the majority that voted against Donald but their candidate doesn't get to serve [again]

23. Furbal unregistered

Thats how elections are won. If it was the popular vote theyd campaign differently. Doubt the outcome would change.

26. Awalker

Posts: 1967; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The outcome would still be the same - Hillary winning the popular vote. Donald campaigning in New York wouldn't have changed my vote.

17. Awalker

Posts: 1967; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

A lot of Americans look down upon intelligence. They think it's elitist.

22. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Rather political establishment, MSM and College educated white color moronic elite vastly UNDERESTIMATED the power of real Americana....!

27. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Yeah, being educated is such a poor thing to be.

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