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(12 News Now)   Does the spirit move you while working at Walmart? Well, just don't pray about it   (12newsnow.com) divider line 63
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2012-12-17 09:28:20 AM
How can you believe in a loving and merciful god after setting foot in a Walmart?
 
2012-12-17 09:30:18 AM

BunkoSquad: How can you believe in a loving and merciful god after setting foot in a Walmart?


I do feel a bit like Jesus wandering among the lepers there.
 
2012-12-17 09:50:44 AM
Damn liberal Wal-Mart!
 
2012-12-17 10:09:34 AM
Good. Let God find her a job now.
 
2012-12-17 01:16:48 PM
Happily, this War On Christianity™ will be over by 2060 or so, when whites are a minority and all of the Christians have been rounded up, sterilized, and shipped to Svaalbard.
 
2012-12-17 01:18:08 PM
Maybe she should have been working instead of praying. Save it for your break.
 
2012-12-17 01:20:11 PM
These two sentences from the article make my brain hurt: Harris said his client had hoped to work for Walmart until she retired. She was just shy of her six-year anniversary and had earned over $170,000 plus benefits last year, he said.
 
2012-12-17 01:26:03 PM
I think the much bigger news is that someone made $170k working for farking WALMART.
 
2012-12-17 01:27:38 PM
"She was simply touching a patient and talking with her, which Walmart interpreted as praying with her."

Are you trying to tell me that touching customers is frowned upon in retail?
 
2012-12-17 01:29:29 PM
You can make 170K as a pharmacist, it seems. She was not a "greeter" or a cashier.

If I was paying a pharmacist that much, I would not mind her saying, "God bless" or "I'll pray for you", but I would mind a prayer meetin' - she's paid to dispense the diabeetus medicine and medical advice, not snake oil.
 
2012-12-17 01:31:49 PM

Oakenshield: Happily, this War On Christianity™ will be over by 2060 or so, when whites are a minority and all of the Christians have been rounded up, sterilized, and shipped to Svaalbard.


And then the American Welfare State collapses for with out the white men who will work to pay for all your health care and welfare? No one, we know it is the white man's burden to support you people until we have finally civilized you, estimates project sometime around 3131.
 
2012-12-17 01:33:20 PM
So now God can't even be acknowledged in Wal-Mart which was founded by a God fearing American man and his children run it now. Wal-Mart may think they are smart but if all of there employees are forced to be God-less while working there what will stop them from stealing and having sex or even beating the customers. Nothing because we know what the mind of man is capable of if you leave it with its own devices.
 
2012-12-17 01:50:29 PM
i've had several walmart cashiers wish me a blessed day. i complained to the asst manager and she defended the cashier saying it is a generic phrase.
 
2012-12-17 01:54:52 PM

starlost: i've had several walmart cashiers wish me a blessed day. i complained to the asst manager and she defended the cashier saying it is a generic phrase.


Being an atheist I generally respond with go fark your self.
 
2012-12-17 01:56:02 PM

Slaves2Darkness: starlost: i've had several walmart cashiers wish me a blessed day. i complained to the asst manager and she defended the cashier saying it is a generic phrase.

Being an atheist I generally respond with go fark your self.


Farking is a blessing.

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: I think the much bigger news is that someone made $170k working for farking WALMART.


No, it's news when someone's bubble is burst.
 
2012-12-17 01:58:04 PM

starlost: i've had several walmart cashiers wish me a blessed day. i complained to the asst manager and she defended the cashier saying it is a generic phrase.


Just respond with, "Huh? Oh, that wasn't a sneeze..." and keep walking.
 
2012-12-17 02:11:07 PM
Her termination letter does not mention praying and instead cites "misconduct," which Doan believes was in reference to allegedly praying with patients, according to Harris.

In other words, you routinely wasted time on the job goofing off with customers after being told to knock it the fark off and now that you got fired for it you're going to try and pretend you're being persecuted.

You're job isn't to be their spiritual adviser, it's to be their medication adviser. When you stop doing the latter to engage in the former you're wasting time. Wasting time on the job can get you fired. If you want to be a spiritual adviser, quit your job and become a nun.
 
2012-12-17 02:16:10 PM

starlost: i've had several walmart cashiers wish me a blessed day. i complained to the asst manager and she defended the cashier saying it is a generic phrase.


For sucks sake, the response is right there in front of you:

"Of course I will, I don't have to work at Wal Mart".

/or you could have slightly thicker skin
 
2012-12-17 02:51:10 PM
Get to work, churchie.
 
2012-12-17 02:52:24 PM

BunkoSquad: How can you believe in a loving and merciful god after setting foot in a Walmart?


God plan is divine..

My plan wouldn't include killing people but I'm not god
 
2012-12-17 03:01:58 PM
JESUS has a plan for you. it's to take KLONOPIN 2mg three times a day
 
2012-12-17 03:12:56 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: These two sentences from the article make my brain hurt: Harris said his client had hoped to work for Walmart until she retired. She was just shy of her six-year anniversary and had earned over $170,000 plus benefits last year, he said.


That $170,000/year sounds doubtful. $170,000 over multiple years seems more likely to me....
 
2012-12-17 03:16:59 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: DarkSoulNoHope: These two sentences from the article make my brain hurt: Harris said his client had hoped to work for Walmart until she retired. She was just shy of her six-year anniversary and had earned over $170,000 plus benefits last year, he said.

That $170,000/year sounds doubtful. $170,000 over multiple years seems more likely to me....


it's not doubtful when u see that it's in California. And she's a women, they make more than men
 
2012-12-17 03:27:28 PM
Predatory pricing, ruining local businesses, refusing to pay their employees a living wage?

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Firing Christian employees?

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2012-12-17 03:29:01 PM
There's obviously more to this story than the tale she's weaving. Fired for praying with someone? Maybe if these prayers took 20 minutes of the Pharmacist's time.

I know of very few pharmacies where they can spare the pharmacist for long periods to do things unrelated to the job, and if that's creating a difficult work environment for the rest of the staff (prescriptions getting held up until she can check them, people who need to be counseled on their medications stuck waiting for extended periods of time, thus delaying everyone else for this prayer time), and it's a repeated problem that she's been warned about previously, that would make sense as to her being let go.

Walmart's become paranoid as of late due to all of these lawsuits, and as a whole the company's culture is still very accepting of Christianity (though maybe not all religions). They wouldn't fire this lady because she prayed with a customer. That's good customer service. They'd fire her because her praying was causing her to ignore work that needed to be done for extended periods of time, causing delays and complaints.
 
2012-12-17 03:30:21 PM
FTA:
Darren Harris, the attorney representing Doan from the law firm Spray, Gould & Bowers LLP, said she does not deny praying with customers when they requested to do so.

Really? Who goes into a Walmart and asks the pharmacist to pray with them? Really, who?
 
2012-12-17 03:32:45 PM
God does not go where he's not wanted. IMMINENT CALAMITY AT WAL-MART!!!
 
2012-12-17 03:37:07 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: Forbidden Doughnut: DarkSoulNoHope: These two sentences from the article make my brain hurt: Harris said his client had hoped to work for Walmart until she retired. She was just shy of her six-year anniversary and had earned over $170,000 plus benefits last year, he said.

That $170,000/year sounds doubtful. $170,000 over multiple years seems more likely to me....

it's not doubtful when u see that it's in California. And she's a women, they make more than men


Planning to go to pharmacy school, and will end up back in San Diego. I'd work at Walmart for $170,000 a year with a ban on praying with customers.
 
2012-12-17 03:37:34 PM
what is praying and how can it benefit me
 
2012-12-17 03:37:59 PM
They laid her off to replace her with a cheaper pharmacist off the boat with an H1-B Visa.
 
2012-12-17 03:41:12 PM

Raoul Eaton: Really? Who goes into a Walmart and asks the pharmacist to pray with them? Really, who?


Think about the types of people who would go to Walmart for healthcare for a moment...
 
2012-12-17 03:42:33 PM

Snort: They laid her off to replace her with a cheaper pharmacist off the boat with an H1-B Visa.


I know that's a joke, but no.
 
2012-12-17 03:45:58 PM
Has anyone else ever have an experience with an over enthusiastic Christian? They always grab on to you, they have no issue touching your face, and they always have too much smell (usually old people perfume, but sometimes worst). I've seen church goers get wide eyed and try to squirm away. And it's not just Christians, I've seen it with a lot of new age religions also, and some hippie Buddhists.
 
2012-12-17 04:20:16 PM

tjsands1118: Has anyone else ever have an experience with an over enthusiastic Christian? They always grab on to you, they have no issue touching your face, and they always have too much smell (usually old people perfume, but sometimes worst). I've seen church goers get wide eyed and try to squirm away. And it's not just Christians, I've seen it with a lot of new age religions also, and some hippie Buddhists.


Unfortunately it's usually a "newly born again" (this isn't just a term for Christians but can be blanketed over for people of any faith), where the person has just made the switch from their old faith system to their brand new one. They want to share this system with everyone they meet and know, even if it pushes their friends and family away from them, which it usually will. If the conversion tactic doesn't work on their family and friends, they move onto complete strangers, which can be a coin toss of what that stranger is open to; but the "born again" is open to that risk no matter what.
 
2012-12-17 04:34:42 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Think about the types of people who would go to Walmart for healthcare for a moment...


People with a prescription that needs filling?
 
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2012-12-17 04:41:28 PM
"A former pharmacist at a Walmart in California said she was fired by the retail giant because of her Christian beliefs."

Yeah, probably not...
 
2012-12-17 04:54:01 PM

starlost: i've had several walmart cashiers wish me a blessed day.


While I agree with the thicker skin comment, the traditional response to such noise is: "Thanks, but I have other plans".
 
2012-12-17 05:19:07 PM

Raoul Eaton: FTA:
Darren Harris, the attorney representing Doan from the law firm Spray, Gould & Bowers LLP, said she does not deny praying with customers when they requested to do so.

Really? Who goes into a Walmart and asks the pharmacist to pray with them? Really, who?



Nobody, I'd imagine. Further, how often do you deal with the actual pharmacist when picking up a prescription? You deal with people who work behind the pharmacy counter, yes, but very rarely will you have any interaction with the actual pharmacist who is the one who actually knows about the drugs, and isn't working the cash register or grabbing prescriptions and putting them into the computer. (They have advanced degrees and more duties than everyone else back there, hence, the salary.)
 
2012-12-17 05:24:37 PM

starlost: i've had several walmart cashiers wish me a blessed day. i complained to the asst manager and she defended the cashier saying it is a generic phrase.


Is your life so horrible that you have to actually take time out of your schedule to complain and attempt to get someone in trouble at work for simply wishing you well in a way they are comfortable with? I don't know you, but that really is kind of a dick move. Seems like you should work on whatever is making you profoundly miserable and fix up your life, rather than spending time spreading around that misery.

Though I do have to applaud you for having enough free time in your day to complain because you got mad that someone told you to have a blessed day. As it is, I'm usually complaining I don't have enough free time after work to get things done. I'd think being angry all the time was a huge time waste, but maybe I was wrong about that.
 
2012-12-17 05:29:20 PM

serpent_sky: starlost: i've had several walmart cashiers wish me a blessed day. i complained to the asst manager and she defended the cashier saying it is a generic phrase.

Is your life so horrible that you have to actually take time out of your schedule to complain and attempt to get someone in trouble at work for simply wishing you well in a way they are comfortable with? I don't know you, but that really is kind of a dick move. Seems like you should work on whatever is making you profoundly miserable and fix up your life, rather than spending time spreading around that misery.

Though I do have to applaud you for having enough free time in your day to complain because you got mad that someone told you to have a blessed day. As it is, I'm usually complaining I don't have enough free time after work to get things done. I'd think being angry all the time was a huge time waste, but maybe I was wrong about that.


No, I will NOT have a nice day! Good day, sir! I SAID GOOD DAY!
 
2012-12-17 05:44:06 PM
I think the point is that while she's doing faith healing, praying, etc. she isn't doing what she was hired to do.
 
2012-12-17 05:45:49 PM
Yeah, she wasn't fired for praying. She was probably fired for the perception of wasting time.

I don't really care if she was praying or not, but she's just searching for a payout.

//Hope she remembers to tithe anything she wins...
 
2012-12-17 05:51:53 PM

China White Tea: People with a prescription that needs filling?


People with a cranium that needs filling.
 
2012-12-17 05:56:47 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Oakenshield: Happily, this War On Christianity™ will be over by 2060 or so, when whites are a minority and all of the Christians have been rounded up, sterilized, and shipped to Svaalbard.

And then the American Welfare State collapses for with out the white men who will work to pay for all your health care and welfare? No one, we know it is the white man's burden to support you people until we have finally civilized you, estimates project sometime around 3131.


And blacks and Hispanics are not religious at all. No sir. You are a retard. How many 'brown countries' would you prefer to live in over western countries?
 
2012-12-17 10:01:08 PM
FTFA: Doan also claims that she believes Walmart assigned her duties "to other workers who were not religious," which she said constitutes illegal discrimination.

I wonder if she was fussing about having to dispense birth control and the morning after pill. Or was making people uncomfortable when needing to pick-up and pay for those kinds of items.

FTFA: It was in June 2011, when Doan, now 59, was "written up specifically for stating that she would pray for customers and stating to customers, 'be healed'," according to her complaint. Her employer said she "could no longer pray for customers, and stated that she would be terminated if she continued doing so,"

It looks like it's an on going problem with this lady. She was probably creeping out the customers and had been officially warned to tone down the crazy.
 
2012-12-18 01:05:13 AM

Raoul Eaton: FTA:
Darren Harris, the attorney representing Doan from the law firm Spray, Gould & Bowers LLP, said she does not deny praying with customers when they requested to do so.

Really? Who goes into a Walmart and asks the pharmacist to pray with them? Really, who?


Religious people who are ill and scared.

She sounds like a good soul who just got carried away with helping. Like the lunch lady who defrauded her employer.
 
2012-12-18 03:21:31 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: JESUS has a plan for you. it's to take KLONOPIN 2mg three times a day


Hmm. I'd nom on a few of those right now.
 
2012-12-18 04:53:18 AM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Damn liberal Wal-Mart!


What are the ligs going to do in this thread? Their heads must be spinning.

Cmon now, people who boycotted chick-fil-a, go shop at walmart tomorrow.

/ wait, sorry, no one actually boycotted chick fil a, they just whined and thought about it.
 
2012-12-18 08:42:14 AM

Oakenshield: Happily, this War On Christianity™ will be over by 2060 or so, when whites are a minority and all of the Christians have been rounded up, sterilized, and shipped to Svaalbard.


I'm guessing you didn't read the article, or have no idea regarding religious attitudes and demography in America...
 
2012-12-18 08:43:50 AM

starlost: i've had several walmart cashiers wish me a blessed day. i complained to the asst manager and she defended the cashier saying it is a generic phrase.


If someone wishes you a nice day and you complain about it to their boss, you just might be an asshole.
 
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