oakbri Posted January 11, 2008 Share Posted January 11, 2008 [quote user="Chief"][quote user="oakbri"] I read recently that one of the UK supermarket chains was going allow muslim check out staff to refuse to serve alcohol to people. Don't ask me to prove it as it was way before christmas and I can't remember where I read it and I don't know if it ever came to anything. The point is that, as you said, immigrants were discriminated against in the work place, yet here we have the same immigrants trying to dictate which part of the job they want to do. As an employer do you employ the British applicant who will just do the whole job or the immigrant who will only do the part that suits them? To avoid discrimination you must try to fit in and not expect your host country to adopt to you.[/quote]Expanding this a little then. What isd your position on female firefighters? Reason i ask, they are not permitted to fight fires in radioactive environments in case of damage to their reproductive organs. Fortunately male firefighters don't have reproductive organs so i guess thats okay........I think the issue is this. If you can comfortably accommodate a specific request or dispensation without detriment to service or standards, why not do so. Crosses, turbans, no radiation, no alcohol,...not detriment then why not??????????[/quote]ChiefBut in the case of Sainsburys there is a huge detriment to service. if you read the report it says each time any alcohol is placed on the conveyor he either swaps with someone else or raises his hand until another member of staff handles the alcohol for him. Now imagine a very busy Sainsburys on a Saturday, thousands of people will pass through the shop during thee day, a percentage of whom will include in their shopping a beer or a bottle of wine etc etc. I don't know what percentage but I would guess it to be considerable. Certainly in my experience in supermarkets a vast majority of trolleys will have alcohol in some form or another, or maybe thats just France [:D] I think the disruption caused but the check out process being stopped each and every time alcohol is presented would by fairly big.With the case of BA and the cross, there is obviously no detriment to service, but my opinion was that is was a gross piece of poor management to ban one group from displaying a religious symbol on the grounds that it was not necessary, but was still going to allow another group display an equally unnecessary symbol, especially when at the end of the day its the passenger that counts, and I as a passenger, don't care to see any symbols as it is of no interest to me, I just want to be checked in for my flight. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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