Originally posted by @finnegan
Let's work with your Christian who was found to be proselytizing instead of selling.
This is not what he is paid to do - he is paid to secure appointments. Not only is he failing to do what he is paid to do, he is almost certainly driving customers away.
As you say, there can be only one conclusion - off with his head, he must be dismissed.
Wh ...[text shortened]... commodities. "Freedom" simply means - free of restraints for purposes of economic exploitation.
Like your previous post--- and a host of others--- the point you most often make is the unintended one.
On the surface, it is clear you like to hear yourself talk.
Nothing wrong with that, as you have a way with words; the problem presents itself when your content is at odds with reality and--- also often--- your own stated positions.
I won't defend or attack any economic platform, as they all have weaknesses as well as strengths.
However, just sticking to the parameters of capitalism in this case, what the employee is doing other than what they've been tasked with is inconsequential barring any legal issues otherwise.
It is morally wrong to accept payment for work you're not doing, and it is reprehensible to forward one's own agenda over and against one's employer's agenda.
You're trading time for money: that's the deal.
Not upholding your end of the deal is cheating.
Your illogical insertion of commodity and so forth underscore your lack of grasp of the concept, as though the employee is making a moral statement about the concept of capitalism, freedom and individualism in a free market state.
That is patently and painfully absurd.
In an actual free market, the employer is saddled with the continued erosion of what used to be called work ethic.
The pool was formerly gutted with hard, industrious and conscientious workers.
Some exist, but very few and far between.
The rest are mostly disinterested in the party, preferring a meager existence which doesn't impugn on time spent with family, friends, or (increasingly) video games.
The employer is tasked now with either changing their job descriptions, lowering their standards, raising their pay significantly or all three.
That's what happens in a free market: it actually works both ways!
When efficiencies produced reduce the need for work, people adjust accordingly.
People mature, see the end game and, in more and more cases, say the juice ain't worth the squeeze.
Their refusal to play by the employer's old rules is but one of many triggers in the give and take.
Things get bad enough, the roofing company might very well simply put up with it, since (otherwise) good help is hard to find.
But in a buyer's market, that Christian is--- and ought to be--- toast.
He is a leech on his boss, literally using the boss's platform and stealing time and reputation.
Otherwise, you take a lot of words to relay next to nothing.
I guess there is a place for such "gifts" in bureaucracy, but outside of that, it's pretty pointless.