Bellhops for Obama! Morgans Hotel Staff Checks Out With Full Pay on Election Day

Over lunch at Brasserie 44 last week, Fred Kleisner, CEO of Morgans Hotel Group, pledged to encourage his nearly 6,000 employees at the Royalton, Hudson and other boutique properties around the country to vote on election day.

"In a very nonpartisan way," insisted Mr. Kleisner, who was, nonetheless, proudly sporting his "Obama '08" bracelet.

He even promised to compensate workers for their time spent at the polls.

Sure enough, on Monday afternoon, Mr. Kleisner followed through with a seemingly unbiased e-mail directive to supervisors:  read more »

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