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 Post subject: Political Correctness
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:16 pm 
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How about a sticky forum on political correctness? One of the major deceases of liberalism.

Start with this:

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Woman Loses Her Job of 24 Years For Giving Very Common Pleasantry to Customers

A woman being fired for saying “Have a blessed day” is heating up the debate on political correctness.

In 2009, Polly Neace of Kentucky heard the saying from one of her patrons at U.S. Bank. Polly liked the saying so much, she adopted it herself. Until recently, that is.

The Daily Mail Reports:

She said it all started in March 2011 when someone complained she had told them ‘have a blessed day’.

In a Code of Ethics violation, US Bank states several customers had complained when Neace said the phrase, which has Christian connotations.

Polly, who has worked for U.S. bank for twenty-four years, is filing a lawsuit on grounds that her termination was due to her religious beliefs.

No word on yet on whether the bank is crossing out “In God We Trust” before handing customers their money.

http://www.ijreview.com/2014/07/154385- ... 4-years22/

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 Post subject: Re: Political Correctness
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:17 pm 
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I will concede that it seems crappy that she lost her job over this, but, banks tend to use a lot of "scripting" for what an employee should (and should not ) say given any number of situations. This is for any number of reasons: because they don't want to offend customer, because they don't want to confuse customers, because they want to avoid lawsuits, etc. scripting is used to help control troublesome situations.

If they told her to greet people saying "have a blessed day" and she did that, and was fired, then she might have a legitimate grievance.

On the other hand, if they specifically instructed her not to do so (most likely first warning her orally, then in writing) and she continued to do so, then her grievance Is questionable.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Correctness
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:39 pm 
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Yep. When you're employed, you don't get to go off-script and claim that it's covered by the 1st Amendment. She's free to say that on her own time anywhere, but the 1st A does not cover the things you say while on someone's clock.

That said, it's kind of silly that people took offense. But that's what people do. I'm pretty sure if she'd said "An Aine favor you in all things" some evangelical xtian would be offended.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Correctness
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 Post subject: Re: Political Correctness
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Regarding PC, Anthony got canned for racial insensitivity b/c he got attacked by a black mob.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Correctness
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Firing someone w/24 years on the job for a non-scripted greeting is ridiculous.

I wonder what would happen if a Muslim said "As-salamu alaykum" to a non believer.

A: Nothing. They're protected.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Correctness
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:04 pm 
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BBC edits the word "girl" out of a documentary, because that's sexist/offensive somehow.

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girl
gərl/
noun
noun: girl; plural noun: girls

1.
a female child.
synonyms: female child, daughter; More
schoolgirl;
lass, lassie
"a five-year-old girl"
a person's daughter, especially a young one.
"he was devoted to his little girl"
synonyms: female child, daughter; More
schoolgirl;
lass, lassie
"a five-year-old girl"
2.
a young or relatively young woman.
synonyms: young woman, young lady, miss, mademoiselle; More


Seems a bit overly sensitive to think that referring to a 19-year old female as "girl" is "offensive.' But then me, having been steeped in the culture of political correctness for decades, I'd probably just call her a "19-year old person of apparently female sex, but whose gender and sexuality she is free to determine of her own free will and which should not be constrained nor labeled with such words as woman, girl, lass, nor lady."

"Girl" by the Beatles. Awesome song. But oh so primitive, backward, loathsome, sexist, and despicable.

Compare: the bad (primitive, degenerate, white male oppressors') old way:
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Is there anybody going to listen to my story
All about the girl who came to stay?
She's the kind of girl you want so much
It makes you sorry
Still you don't regret a single day.
Ah girl
Girl




Thank the Secular Force for Good and Prosperity (which in times past might have been misleadingly referred to as "God") that we no longer have to listen to such morally repugnant, inappropriate, loathsome (did I already mention "loathsome?") tripe as that. Hopefully, that sort of archaic sexist crap will find its rightful fate and be forgotten or revised to reflect more advanced modern mindsets.


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Is there any person, of any ethnic identity, sexuality, political orientation or gender-identification, who is going to listen to my story
All about the adult female person of relatively young age who came to stay?
She's the kind of adult female person of relatively young age, with whose company you enjoy so much
It makes you feel bubbly with joy
Still you don't regret a single day.
Ah adult female person of relatively young aaaagggee
Adult female person of relatively young aaaagggee

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 Post subject: Re: Political Correctness
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Looks like the UK has their own set of problems.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Correctness
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Old Eagle wrote:
Firing someone w/24 years on the job for a non-scripted greeting is ridiculous.

I wonder what would happen if a Muslim said "As-salamu alaykum" to a non believer.

A: Nothing. They're protected.


Again....she probably got warned about it first orally...then in writing....if she kept doing something they told her not to do then who's fault is that?
Businesses do not want complaints from their customers.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Correctness
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The article doesn't say if she was warned or not. That being said, even if they warned her immediate termination is not warranted. You'd think after 24 years they would have said take 2 days off with no pay.

Even if they warned her several times it's a bullshit call.

Trifling and petty. If a week without pay didn't cure her, then fire her ass.

They wouldn't dare treat a minority like this.

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