US: `Either vote for Mitt Romney or lose jobs’

Arthur Allen, the CEO of ASG Software Solutions, in an e-mail, asked his employees to ‘give us one more chance to stay independent by voting in a new president and administration`.

Updated: Oct 15, 2012, 20:07 PM IST

Washington: The head of a privately held computer software company in the US has reportedly warned the employees to vote for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, suggesting their jobs may be at stake if they don’t.

Arthur Allen, the CEO of ASG Software Solutions, in an e-mail, asked his employees to ‘give us one more chance to stay independent by voting in a new president and administration,’ noting that ‘that chance goes away’ if Obama stays in office.

“If we fail as a nation to make the right choice on November 6th, and we lose our independence as a company, I don’t want to hear any complaints regarding the fallout that will most likely come,” Allen wrote in the e-mail, obtained by MSNBC.

According to Huff Post, the letter is similar to one that real estate firm Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel had sent to his employees arguing that the president’s re-election would “threaten" their jobs.

Seigel, however, later said he ‘didn`t try to intimidate anybody’ with his e-mail.

He insisted that the loss of their jobs would be a certainty if Obama is re-elected this November.

ANI