Many react to Westgate CEO’s Anti-Obama email

Many react to Westgate CEO’s Anti-Obama email

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Many people are reacting to an email David Siegel, CEO and Founder of Westgate Resorts, recently sent to his employees.

Siegel, a proud Republican is one of the largest resort developers in the world and is currently building what promises to be the largest house in America.

The email opens with good news for his 8,000 employees, about the company's success despite the current economic climate. The warm fuzzy feeling stops there though as Siegel warns, "what does threaten your job is another four years of the same presidential administration."

"I think it happens all the time. You get yourself into a position of influence and you want to try to exercise that influence," said Don Macleod, a tourist from Colorado.

"Just rich jerk, acting up, you know? The way it was written, I didn't like it," said Aaron Smith, who is visiting from California.

He talks about how he's worked and sacrificed for what he has, adding if any new taxes are levied on him or the company, he will reduce its size.

"That's kind of like, ruthless, to do to your own employees," said Chadwick Hunter, an Austin resident.

"I'm very neutral on the whole thing...I'm a libertarian," said Macleod.

Of course, he can't tell his employees how to vote, but instead Siegel poses this question; "Whose policies will endanger your job?"

"The printing of the money now is what's keeping people in business, so that has nothing to do with the president or anything. He's doing what a lot of people do to get people to vote for their...they use intimidation, which is not legal, it's not right," said Smith.

FOX 7 asked, if you received an email like this from your boss...What would you do?

"I would file a labor complaint," said Smith.

Macleod added, "I would go back and directly confront him about the whole thing.

"I think I would be in a tight spot, but I also think I would look for alternate employment at that point," said Jessica Dietrich-Smith.

Hunter added, "If I was one of those employees, to tell you the truth, I would probably opt to not vote, but seriously, that's kind of wrong that I'd have to go out of my way to like, take my political views out of my own life just to ensure my job."

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