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(Essex Chronicle)   Shop worker 'treated like a slave because he is English'. Or maybe because he's lazy, and ginger   (essexchronicle.co.uk) divider line 45
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2013-11-30 06:59:38 AM
It's a dick boss, but if you work in retail that's not unusual.
 
2013-11-30 09:11:55 AM
The fool needs to document this with a hidden camera crew.
 
2013-11-30 10:39:02 AM
Subby is funny. +1.

/I love ginger women.
//Ginger men have no soul. Or, apparently, work ethic.
 
2013-11-30 10:42:04 AM
Isn't Essex IN England?

/just woke up, so confused..
 
2013-11-30 10:46:53 AM
wow, we're through the rabbit hole here people.  English people filing anti-discrimination claims in England.  Apparently there are no more non-minorities on earth.  The English were always the go-to blame group.  If their out we might have to take some actually personal responsibility.
 
2013-11-30 10:46:56 AM
Who cares? Without evidence, it's a race-baiting article entirely based on hearsay.
 
2013-11-30 10:48:26 AM
"they're out"

what is it with me and the typos today?  to much turkey?
 
2013-11-30 10:57:27 AM

FormlessOne: Who cares? Without evidence, it's a race-baiting article entirely based on hearsay.


But, if the roles were reversed, no evidence would be needed, because hearsay would be more than enough and the frothing-at-the-mouth brigade would be in the streets.
 
2013-11-30 11:00:50 AM
Subby, the shop worker is not 'ginger'; the shop worker's A ginger.
 
2013-11-30 11:02:15 AM
He sounds lazy.  Bet he showed no proof of his "back injury".  Then again I'm basing this on my past experience managing a restaurant, where people skip shifts for bulkshiat reasons all the time.

/was not aware store clerks signed contracts
 
2013-11-30 11:02:35 AM
"WW believe this is due to a disgruntled employee who is spreading malicious and slanderous rumours about our store management team."

Because there's no possibility that employees are disgruntled because the things they are saying are the truth.
 
2013-11-30 11:02:39 AM
But, if the roles were reversed, no evidence would be needed, because hearsay would be more than enough and the frothing-at-the-mouth brigade would be in the streets.

Exactly.

For whatever reason, the onus seems to be on the Caucasians to prove their side with actual evidence (no matter which end of the racism spectrum they fall), while people of other races are most certainly not being held to the same standard.
 
2013-11-30 11:12:19 AM

nickdaisy: wow, we're through the rabbit hole here people.  English people filing anti-discrimination claims in England.  Apparently there are no more non-minorities on earth.  The English were always the go-to blame group.  If their out we might have to take some actually personal responsibility.


Pfft. The Dutch.

Also, Spaniards are very popular, you know, for unleashing the dreaded Spanish Influenza on the world.
 
2013-11-30 11:18:50 AM

nickdaisy: wow, we're through the rabbit hole here people.  English people filing anti-discrimination claims in England.  Apparently there are no more non-minorities on earth.  The English were always the go-to blame group.  If their out we might have to take some actually personal responsibility.


Red-headed people make up less than two percent of the population, and are often objects of scorn, derision and bullying.  To be honest, I'm surprised it's taken this long for claims of discrimination to be taken seriously.
 
2013-11-30 11:26:38 AM
I've never understood the ginger-scorn. So I'm going to post some hot redhead pics. I hope no one minds.

i1126.photobucket.com

i1126.photobucket.com

i1126.photobucket.com


And so I'm not discriminating, here's one for the ladies.

i1126.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-30 11:43:59 AM
First two, not particularly attractive, but, might be fun at a Mazola party. #2 - very nice.  #3 - Much more than "nice" and love how she dresses!  #4 - That's right out, mate! NTTAWWT
 
2013-11-30 11:51:48 AM
It's going to be the wave of the future, get used to it kid.
 
2013-11-30 11:55:13 AM
Ho, ho, ha ha, making fun of people with red hair, gosh thats original..

In other news,
Blacks are shiftless, violent and lazy, and only good for eating watermelon and playing basketball.
Jews are money grubbing sub humans
Women are nothing but sperm receptacles, incapable of complex thoughts, ruled by their emotions
Mexicans are just a bunch of smelly, lazy fruit pickers.

//Thanks, I'll be here all week!
 
2013-11-30 11:57:33 AM
"He added: "I don't have set hours so they tell me at short notice when I'm working and if I say I can't do weekends they say I'm lazy or that I'm sleepy and I get threatened with the sack."

This statement raises a huge red flag. Maybe the owner is indeed rude and an ahole, but maybe he also has a point. 


In the early '90s I worked on a project to install the first one-number guaranteed-or-it's-free pizza delivery call center in the UK. We had already installed a couple in Canada, so we knew what we were doing, or so we thought.  Staffing this type of call center usually calls for a handful of full-time employees and lots of part-timers (usually students), after all you won't get many calls for pizza at 10:00 am on a Wednesday, but you expect lots of calls on Friday evening and at weird hours on Saturday.

Anyway, in Canada the biggest problem was handing out the shifts in a way that was fair to everyone. All the part-timers wanted more hours. Everybody, for example, was happy to work the Saturday shift. The complaints came from employees who weren't called-up or who thought they weren't given enough hours.

In the UK, however, the staffing problem was the exact opposite. The kids complained when they thought they were given too many hours. And nobody, but nobody, wanted to work on Saturday. Staffing for week-ends was a perennial fight. The only exceptions were the immigrant students. They didn't complain and were happy with any hours they were given.  Sounds like perhaps things in the UK haven't changed much in the last 20 years.
 
2013-11-30 12:20:40 PM

Arachnophobe: I've never understood the ginger-scorn. So I'm going to post some hot redhead pics. I hope no one minds.


Cant forget Faye Reagan!
 
2013-11-30 12:45:27 PM

dopekitty74: Isn't Essex IN England?

/just woke up, so confused..


Seems like an Essex store with Welsh management and/or owners.
 
2013-11-30 12:48:42 PM

dforkus: Ho, ho, ha ha, making fun of people with red hair, gosh thats original..


Welcome to FARK, you soulless ginger.
 
2013-11-30 12:59:26 PM

Sillygoth: For whatever reason, the onus seems to be on the Caucasians to prove their side with actual evidence (no matter which end of the racism spectrum they fall), while people of other races are most certainly not being held to the same standard.


It's quite possible everyone involved here is white.

The last couple of times I've been in the UK, it seems like damn near everyone working in retail or hotels was eastern european.
 
2013-11-30 01:02:42 PM

nickdaisy: "they're out"

what is it with me and the typos today?  to much turkey?


There is more tryptophan in cheddar cheese than in turkey.
The more you know.
 
2013-11-30 01:04:49 PM

dforkus: Ho, ho, ha ha, making fun of people with red hair, gosh thats original..

In other news,
Blacks are shiftless, violent and lazy, and only good for eating watermelon and playing basketball.
Jews are money grubbing sub humans
Women are nothing but sperm receptacles, incapable of complex thoughts, ruled by their emotions
Mexicans are just a bunch of smelly, lazy fruit pickers.

//Thanks, I'll be here all week!


Newsletter....subscription info...etc.
 
2013-11-30 01:06:02 PM

capt.hollister: "He added: "I don't have set hours so they tell me at short notice when I'm working and if I say I can't do weekends they say I'm lazy or that I'm sleepy and I get threatened with the sack."

This statement raises a huge red flag. Maybe the owner is indeed rude and an ahole, but maybe he also has a point. 


In the early '90s I worked on a project to install the first one-number guaranteed-or-it's-free pizza delivery call center in the UK. We had already installed a couple in Canada, so we knew what we were doing, or so we thought.  Staffing this type of call center usually calls for a handful of full-time employees and lots of part-timers (usually students), after all you won't get many calls for pizza at 10:00 am on a Wednesday, but you expect lots of calls on Friday evening and at weird hours on Saturday.

Anyway, in Canada the biggest problem was handing out the shifts in a way that was fair to everyone. All the part-timers wanted more hours. Everybody, for example, was happy to work the Saturday shift. The complaints came from employees who weren't called-up or who thought they weren't given enough hours.

In the UK, however, the staffing problem was the exact opposite. The kids complained when they thought they were given too many hours. And nobody, but nobody, wanted to work on Saturday. Staffing for week-ends was a perennial fight. The only exceptions were the immigrant students. They didn't complain and were happy with any hours they were given.  Sounds like perhaps things in the UK haven't changed much in the last 20 years.


Things haven't changed at all. I used to work as a manager for various outlets over a 20 year period. Nobody wanted to work weekends and assigning hours was a nightmare.

When I worked in a (fairly) large supermarket up in Soho, we employed a mix of ethnicities from all around the world. I've seen a lot of people come and go in the 10 years when I was there. The laziest of the whole lot were the British (and a Scotsman who turned up drunk for work everyday (I'm not trying to stereotype the Scots here but he was drunk every flipping day). We just ended up employing everyone but the English.

/I like ginger girls
//Don't judge me...
 
2013-11-30 01:20:12 PM
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in before that carrot top evilness
 
2013-11-30 01:34:25 PM

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OK, what are you trying to say?
 
2013-11-30 01:34:39 PM
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2013-11-30 01:37:50 PM

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in before that carrot top evilness

OK, what are you trying to say?


that kind of horror requires both pre and post eye bleach is what I'm trying to say.
 
2013-11-30 01:55:12 PM
Man, I wish someone would say these ginger memes to me, face to face.
 
2013-11-30 01:56:37 PM

nickdaisy: "they're out"

what is it with me and the typos today?  to much turkey?


Too much.
 
2013-11-30 02:11:04 PM

Arachnophobe: I've never understood the ginger-scorn. So I'm going to post some hot redhead pics. I hope no one minds.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 850x566]

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x671]

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And so I'm not discriminating, here's one for the ladies.

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i really hope you see the irony in that statement... :D

also, thank you lemonysprite.  afternoon off to a good start.
 
2013-11-30 02:12:34 PM
I've noticed that certain non-Caucasian immigrants are extremely racist against whites, but will make a huge fuss if they even think they might have been discriminated against themselves. Hell, they whine if they're not first in line for everything. They don't believe in equal rights, they don't respect our laws. Once one of them gets into a position to control hiring, no more white people are hired. If a company has a mix of different races, it's a white person doing the hiring. If everybody is from the same third-world shiathole, guess who the boss is?
 
2013-11-30 02:13:29 PM

cynicalminion: Arachnophobe: I've never understood the ginger-scorn. So I'm going to post some hot redhead pics. I hope no one minds.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 850x566]

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x671]

[i1126.photobucket.com image 620x932]


And so I'm not discriminating, here's one for the ladies.

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i really hope you see the irony in that statement... :D

also, thank you lemonysprite.  afternoon off to a good start.


It was deliberate, I'm glad someone got it. :)
 
2013-11-30 02:17:50 PM

Arachnophobe: cynicalminion: Arachnophobe: I've never understood the ginger-scorn. So I'm going to post some hot redhead pics. I hope no one minds.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 850x566]

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x671]

[i1126.photobucket.com image 620x932]


And so I'm not discriminating, here's one for the ladies.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 480x480]

i really hope you see the irony in that statement... :D

also, thank you lemonysprite.  afternoon off to a good start.

It was deliberate, I'm glad someone got it. :)


there's a very specific reason why i prefer to phrase things like that in terms of viewing preferences rather than gender-of-viewer.
 
2013-11-30 02:20:10 PM

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Hot damn, thank you! :D
 
2013-11-30 02:23:15 PM

cynicalminion: Arachnophobe: cynicalminion: Arachnophobe: I've never understood the ginger-scorn. So I'm going to post some hot redhead pics. I hope no one minds.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 850x566]

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x671]

[i1126.photobucket.com image 620x932]


And so I'm not discriminating, here's one for the ladies.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 480x480]

i really hope you see the irony in that statement... :D

also, thank you lemonysprite.  afternoon off to a good start.

It was deliberate, I'm glad someone got it. :)

there's a very specific reason why i prefer to phrase things like that in terms of viewing preferences rather than gender-of-viewer.


I'd like you to know that read your post several times before saying out loud, "Oh. OH. Guh, I'm an idiot.", sighing loudly and literally facepalming.

I believe I learned a lesson here.
 
2013-11-30 02:29:23 PM

Arachnophobe: cynicalminion: Arachnophobe: cynicalminion: Arachnophobe: I've never understood the ginger-scorn. So I'm going to post some hot redhead pics. I hope no one minds.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 850x566]

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x671]

[i1126.photobucket.com image 620x932]


And so I'm not discriminating, here's one for the ladies.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 480x480]

i really hope you see the irony in that statement... :D

also, thank you lemonysprite.  afternoon off to a good start.

It was deliberate, I'm glad someone got it. :)

there's a very specific reason why i prefer to phrase things like that in terms of viewing preferences rather than gender-of-viewer.

I'd like you to know that read your post several times before saying out loud, "Oh. OH. Guh, I'm an idiot.", sighing loudly and literally facepalming.

I believe I learned a lesson here.


hehe...  you're welcome.  it saves worrying about /NTTAWWT if you just put it out there with "and for those who prefer their gingers MALE, enjoy this one"
 
2013-11-30 02:34:30 PM
and also random ginger hottie thought...  i think it'd be perversely entertaining to see a photoshoot with seth green and jared padalecki standing (would you call it next-to or above/below) each other...
 
2013-11-30 03:16:23 PM

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in before that carrot top evilness


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2013-11-30 05:05:03 PM
As a ginger man its downright shocking the number of women that are just like "UM NO" automatically. Its like being the wrong race for the women you find attractive back before interracial dating was considered acceptable.
 
2013-11-30 06:20:58 PM

buckler: dopekitty74: Isn't Essex IN England?

/just woke up, so confused..

Seems like an Essex store with Welsh management and/or owners.


Ahhh ok
 
2013-11-30 07:11:16 PM

Arachnophobe: I've never understood the ginger-scorn. So I'm going to post some hot redhead pics. I hope no one minds.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 850x566]

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x671]

[i1126.photobucket.com image 620x932]


And so I'm not discriminating, here's one for the ladies.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 480x480]


And I'll raise you Heather Carolin:

lh6.ggpht.com

www.unionesarda.it

Oh and Angel Boris:

content7.flixster.com
 
2013-11-30 08:30:46 PM

Towermonkey: nickdaisy: wow, we're through the rabbit hole here people.  English people filing anti-discrimination claims in England.  Apparently there are no more non-minorities on earth.  The English were always the go-to blame group.  If their out we might have to take some actually personal responsibility.

Pfft. The Dutch.

Also, Spaniards are very popular, you know, for unleashing the dreaded Spanish Influenza on the world.


what about THE SPANISH INQUISITION?

..I'm sure no one expected that
 
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