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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    #1. its about religion.

    #2. it negatively effects the customers.

    #3. it in some way discriminates against customers of a different religion.

    #4. it sets a bad precedent.
    So employers aren't allowed to make accommodations for their employees? They should only care about their customers?
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    #1. its about religion.

    #2. it negatively effects the customers.

    #3. it in some way discriminates against customers of a different religion.

    #4. it sets a bad precedent.
    ... It negatively affects the customer? Lol.... you have got to be kidding. HOW? If you consider moving to the next late as something "negative", then you're just complaining. Suck it up.
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    I hate it when I agree with apdst but am not so harsh as him. I guess it is admirable for the store to try and accomodate her but it seems that would be quite hard to run a business.
    If a high percentage of shoppers had alcholol or pork and that isn't too wild of a possibility then some clerks could be have lines 5-6 shoppers while she just had one.
    Human nature being what it is , I think that is going to bring on resentment. Perhaps she should have obtained a different position in the store such as working in produce. Or does working for a store that sells pork and beer violate her religion?

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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    sorry to be the contrarian here, but I think this is absolutely ridiculous.

    as a Jew, if I had problems touching a box or plastic package with pork or shellfish inside it, I would NOT work at a store that sold pork or shellfish.

    I think this girl is wrong to ask to not have to handle pork or alcohol containing packages, and the store is even more wrong in enabling such an attitude of entitlement.

    ugggg.
    That's what is so great about living in a free country. If the powers that be choose to work around one of its employees, then so be it. Who are you to tell the owners how to run their own store?
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    So if a pharmacist refuse to dispense any pills that have been tested on animals because of their rPETA beliefs that would be okay?

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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    I think the store is great for accommodating an employee's religion. But if I were working there and wound up working harder and longer due to their accommodation to the other employee, I would be quite peeved.
    If I were not an employee and just a customer, I probably would choose not to shop there. I gotta have my bacon , and knowing that lane is empty and I'm in a long line but cannot go to that lane....pfffffffffft. Other stores would probably welcome a new customer.

    Just sayin'.

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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    So if a pharmacist refuse to dispense any pills that have been tested on animals because of their rPETA beliefs that would be okay?
    Yup. And if nobody likes that, then they are free to go to another pharmacy, right?

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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by iangb View Post
    This answers Thunder, too.
    That's because you're not a Muslim who has issues with handling non-halal items. Presumably it's made a difference to her welfare; otherwise she wouldn't have made the request in the first place.

    The employee is being given a privilege, not granted a right. If it caused the business to do less well, I would suspect that the privilege would be revoked.
    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Wegmans goes to lengths to not only serve the community, but its employees as well.
    Here is how I approach it.
    I don't care what any individuals beliefs are, really don't.
    Muslim, Christian, Atheist, whatever.

    I also think that your religion or non religion, is for you to observe.
    That means not putting anyone else out, so you can be all religious or non religious.
    When she got the job at the grocery store, she had to know that this stuff was present inside.

    Asking someone else to bend, for your religion, is rude.
    Even if it's done with a warm smile and fuzzy feelings, it's still rude.

    You should adjust your life, per your religious rule, not everyone else.
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    I love the fact that the issue was resolved at the lowest level (my love of decentralized management), but the jihadists would be unimpressed by this gesture.
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Here is how I approach it.
    I don't care what any individuals beliefs are, really don't.
    Muslim, Christian, Atheist, whatever.

    I also think that your religion or non religion, is for you to observe.
    That means not putting anyone else out, so you can be all religious or non religious.
    When she got the job at the grocery store, she had to know that this stuff was present inside.

    Asking someone else to bend, for your religion, is rude.
    Even if it's done with a warm smile and fuzzy feelings, it's still rude.

    You should adjust your life, per your religious rule, not everyone else.
    It's rude to insist. It's not rude to request.
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