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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post

    But you know what - no one should ever look to another female and expect there to be some sort of 'gender bond' to help boost them up - women in the workforce usually don't function that way.
    I never functioned that way, whether I was interviewing to get a job or promotion or interviewing to hire/promote. I don't know why you would even bring that up as I've seen nothing in the reporting to suggest it.

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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I never functioned that way, whether I was interviewing to get a job or promotion or interviewing to hire/promote. I don't know why you would even bring that up as I've seen nothing in the reporting to suggest it.
    Nor I. It's a rather strange suggestion, actually. Almost like it's back to the 1950's in here.

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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    I'm like, meh, on the entire issue of WalMart. There's no WalMart nearby, so I don't really have a dog in the race. I do know that unions have been trying to unionize WalMart for over a decade, leading to all kinds of harassment and an organized demonization campaign. I also know that WalMart is one of the few national employers who actually hire people over the age of 50 and according to my sister-in-law, who is nearing 80 and has worked for them for a couple of decades, they are a good place to work. She had health insurance that covered several surgeries she required over the past years. I'm a fervent supporter of female equality, but the evidence was thin, suspect, and the result of a union-pushing agenda.

    There are three kinds of statistics, y'all know the old saying: "Lies, damned lies, and statistics!" I'm not surprised SCOTUS declined to hear this case. It's a conservative court. That alone chagrins me, but there you have it.
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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I never functioned that way, whether I was interviewing to get a job or promotion or interviewing to hire/promote. I don't know why you would even bring that up as I've seen nothing in the reporting to suggest it.
    Not referencing an article - sorry if you went looking for a quote

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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Not referencing an article - sorry if you went looking for a quote

    I never thought like that, either.
    Ok. I couldn't see how it applied to this situation. I didn't know if you were implying it did.

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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    the sheer volume of 5-4 rulings should indicate to the honest amongst us that our system has become a farce.

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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Ok. I couldn't see how it applied to this situation. I didn't know if you were implying it did.
    I was trying to say that I'm interested in the views on this of the female managers - but don't think they are 'responsible' to ensure that more females get hired/promoted.
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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I was trying to say that I'm interested in the views on this of the female managers - but don't think they are 'responsible' to ensure that more females get hired/promoted.
    Of course they aren't responsible to do that. Having been employed over twenty years in offices that were dominated by women (rank and file or executives) I've never encountered that attitude. Even when a woman executive was hiring or promoting. It was sink or swim on merit alone. So I'm having trouble with the concept.

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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Of course they aren't responsible to do that. Having been employed over twenty years in offices that were dominated by women (rank and file or executives) I've never encountered that attitude. Even when a woman executive was hiring or promoting. It was sink or swim on merit alone. So I'm having trouble with the concept.
    Niether have I - I didn't want my post to come across as if I was suggesting it. . . just being cautionary.
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    Re: Supreme Court throws out huge discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    This is BS...
    This should of been heard.
    One of the my many reasons i dont shop at walmart.
    Why? what is your understanding as to what constitutes a proper class action suit?

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