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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.

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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    OH NO! TOLERANCE! ACCOMMODATION OF THE VIEWS OF OTHERS! A HAPPY RESOLUTION ACHIEVED FOR ALL! WE CAN'T HAVE THAT!

    ...ahem.

    If a employee makes a request of her employer, her employer makes a small change to accommodate that request, and there are no customer fall-outs as a result, I really don't see the problem here; in fact, I applaud it entirely. If she had tried to bring a lawsuit enforcing her requests, that would have been out of line; but that's not what's happened here.

    Thunder et al, you have no idea how the cashier in question would react to being asked to process something non-halal. Getting ragefull over something that you're only assuming to be true seems a little unnecessary, to me.
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    its one thing, for a private business to do this.

    but what happens when folks start suing their employers, claiming religious discrimination?

    "he required me to touch a box of pork. my civil rights are being violated"

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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    oh, that's very different.

    giving someone Rosh Hashanah, or Easter, or Id, or some other very important holiday off, is just common courtesy & respect.

    allowing an employee to have their own special "no alcohol or pork" check out line, I think is going waaay too far.

    just like the Muslim tax drivers in Minnesota, who want to be able to refuse to transport folks from the airport who have alcohol in their luggage in the trunk of the car. that's just bull****.

    what's next? Kosher-only taxis? no beef-product checkout lines for Hindus?
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by iangb View Post
    OH NO! TOLERANCE! ACCOMMODATION OF THE VIEWS OF OTHERS! A HAPPY RESOLUTION ACHIEVED FOR ALL! WE CAN'T HAVE THAT!

    ...ahem.

    If a employee makes a request of her employer, her employer makes a small change to accommodate that request, and there are no customer fall-outs as a result, I really don't see the problem here; in fact, I applaud it entirely. If she had tried to bring a lawsuit enforcing her requests, that would have been out of line; but that's not what's happened here.

    Thunder et al, you have no idea how the cashier in question would react to being asked to process something non-halal. Getting ragefull over something that you're only assuming to be true seems a little unnecessary, to me.
    Tolerance is a two way street.
    She could of been more tolerant of the general community at large and not asked for the exemption.
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    its one thing, for a private business to do this.

    but what happens when folks start suing their employers, claiming religious discrimination?

    "he required me to touch a box of pork. my civil rights are being violated"
    If the job description includes the occasional handling of pork, then they have no grounds for a suit and they will be laughed out of court.
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Tolerance is a two way street.
    She could of been more tolerant of the general community at large and not asked for the exemption.
    We actually don't know how tolerant she is. Her tolerance could only be measured in her reaction to a denial of her request for an exemption.
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    its too bad the owner agreed to make accomodations for her "needs".

    id love to have seen this in court.

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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    We actually don't know how tolerant she is. Her tolerance could only be measured in her reaction to a denial of her request for an exemption.
    I just think it's dumb, to get a job where you will serve a diverse community, then ask for exceptions to not serve everyone.
    Poor form.
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Tolerance is a two way street.
    She could of been more tolerant of the general community at large and not asked for the exemption.
    Given that the only information we have about this is that there have been no customer complaints, I don't see how the 'general community at large' is really losing out from this. As I said, if she'd tried to force it down people's throats then I wouldn't be happy about it, but as far as I can see that's not what's happened, nor have I seen any indications (other than Thunder's assumptions) that that is what would have happened had her employer not agreed to her request.
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