When a Boss 'Hopes,' Employees Know Exactly What That Means

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James Comey said he knew what Donald Trump meant when he reportedly said he hoped the then-FBI director would drop the Michael Flynn investigation. That got New York labor lawyer Andrew Strom thinking with colleagues on Friday. Has the NLRB ever addressed "hope" in a case? Yes, the board has.

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  • Leo

    Luc Hellen, You‘ve obviously never worked for a boss is who both a bully and smart enough to know where the line is. Trump obviously knew that a sitting president cannot order the director of the FBI to end an inquiry into that same president‘s former national security advisor without causing a firestorm (politically, if not legally). Had he truly been voicing an aspiration, why would he have excused all other attendees of that meeting, including Comey‘s boss?

  • dr gurumurti balakrishnan PHD ML

    Comey hearing by senate opened up the flood gates on ‘hope‘ by president trump - obviously he meant by hope that i direct you is obvious and crystal clear - agn DC and Maryland seems filing obvious that Trump made USA as his private estate that way he is functioning is very clear and absolutely obvious,

  • Damian

    Yup, know what you mean. My boss just tells me what he wants instead beating around the bush. You know, something along the lines of: ‘Hey Jim, I want you to stop wasting gov funds on the Flynn investigation. Shut it down. I‘m giving him a pardon‘ Lol

  • Luc Hellen

    "When a Boss ‘Hopes,‘ Employees Know Exactly What That Means." Really? Hmm. Interesting. For the rest of the world outside of grade school, when a Boss ‘hopes‘, he or she are sharing an honest aspiration ... recognizing that it may not be achievable. Otherwise, they just tell you what the ____ they expect. Just saying.

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