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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by iangb View Post
    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.
    I just don't see the benefit to the customer.
    Who is supposed to be the businesses number 1 priority.
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    allowing someone to NOT work on one of their most important religous holidays, is one thing.

    actually having your religious views imposed on someone else's business, is very different.

    Halaal-only checkout lines? that's pretty ridiculous.
    Who imposed anything? She asked, and the employer said alright. Way to make a huge deal out of nothing.
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    Who imposed anything? She asked, and the employer said alright. Way to make a huge deal out of nothing.
    first halaal-only taxi cabs, now this.

    slipery slope, my friend.



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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I just don't see the benefit to the customer.
    Who is supposed to be the businesses number 1 priority.
    If something does not affect the customer (as this appears not to have done), then looking after employee welfare is an incredibly commendable thing to do for a business. If you want to put in in your terms; happy employees lead to better customer service, which leads to happier customers. Everybody wins.

    As a mild aside; the business' number one priority is to do well as a business. That means looking after customers and staff.

    EDIT: @Thunder - given that taxi cabs are (as far as I'm aware - it might be different in the US) largely autonomous agents, they can institute pretty much whatever rules they want (legally-recognised discrimination like racism, sexism etc notwithstanding). If they lose business because of it, that's their loss. I'd say they should probably be mentioning their extra rules to whoever books them in advance, but there we go.

    You, as a customer, don't have the right to tell a business how to operate. You can choose whether to use that business - or not - but that's as far as it goes.
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by iangb View Post
    If something does not affect the customer (as this appears not to have done), then looking after employee welfare is an incredibly commendable thing to do for a business. If you want to put in in your terms; happy employees lead to better customer service, which leads to happier customers. Everybody wins.

    As a mild aside; the business' number one priority is to do well as a business. That means looking after customers and staff.
    I don't see how this at all, enhances the employees welfare.
    Maybe it temporarily warms their religious sensibilities, but their overall welfare is unaffected.

    Just saying, to me, it seems rude and inconsiderate.
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    #1 priority for a business is to make money.

    how does removing a whole checkout line from the general public, help make money?

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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    This answers Thunder, too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I don't see how this at all, enhances the employees welfare.
    Maybe it temporarily warms their religious sensibilities, but their overall welfare is unaffected.

    Just saying, to me, it seems rude and inconsiderate.
    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.

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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    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.
    Wegmans is a good employer, and you've got to start building your resume somewhere if you want a job as an adult in this economy.

    It stands to reason she'd try to get a job there that fits her religious convictions.

    She's not objecting to serving any portion of the community, just to handling certain products.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I just don't see the benefit to the customer.
    Who is supposed to be the businesses number 1 priority.
    Wegmans goes to lengths to not only serve the community, but its employees as well.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Wegmans is a good employer, and you've got to start building your resume somewhere if you want a job as an adult in this economy.

    It stands to reason she'd try to get a job there that fits her religious convictions.

    She's not objecting to serving any portion of the community, just to handling certain products.
    if she refuses to touch pork or alchohol, that means she will NOT be waiting on any Jewish customers during Passover.

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