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(Yahoo)   Lawsuit alleges company made employees pray each day, as well as thank them for their jobs. Oh yeah, and there's Onionhead   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 123
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2014-06-13 09:57:04 AM  

Prey4reign: As a small business owner who forces his employees to worship Pumpkinhead I'm getting a big kick out of this thread.


I don't see how that's relevant...
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2014-06-13 10:05:14 AM  
HA HA HA HA HA!!! Oh, you stupid old lady!

ONIONHEAD?  You know you're dealing with adults here, right?  You know you're not teaching a Sunday school class for developmentally-disabled children, don't you?

I hope they are sued into oblivion, and end up having to work fast food because their plan to market their stupid onion-based religion fails completely, to their utter amazement.
 
2014-06-13 10:22:18 AM  
what in the fark is this i don't even
 
2014-06-13 10:29:04 AM  

Tommy Moo: I'm a bit confused. It says they were required to pray and thank God for their jobs, but then it says that they put a Buddha statue in the woman's office. So... are they fundamentalist Buddhists? I didn't think Buddhism was a monotheistic religion. Are there Buddhists who literally think that Siddhartha Guatama was God incarnate, and must be prayed to? Or are these fundie Christians who were mocking her with the statue?


More than likely they were mocking her. Some Christians(*cough*Baptists*cough*) see followers of other religions simply as idolaters and unworthy, so since the idolater and non-truly-saved person was moved to another office, they replace her with a 'false idol' to show everyone else what will happen to them. This is actually what Christians think. Even a Catholic is an unbeliever and will burn in hell and an also idolater because they 'worship' Mary and don't ask the lord jesus into their heart as their savior.  They don't really say it out loud a lot, cause they'd rather have Catholics than Buddhists, Islamics, etc around. Course, I could be wrong too, but this sounds really familiar to some of the stuff I heard growing up...
 
2014-06-13 11:05:07 AM  

Thal: Tommy Moo: I'm a bit confused. It says they were required to pray and thank God for their jobs, but then it says that they put a Buddha statue in the woman's office. So... are they fundamentalist Buddhists? I didn't think Buddhism was a monotheistic religion. Are there Buddhists who literally think that Siddhartha Guatama was God incarnate, and must be prayed to? Or are these fundie Christians who were mocking her with the statue?

More than likely they were mocking her. Some Christians(*cough*Baptists*cough*) see followers of other religions simply as idolaters and unworthy, so since the idolater and non-truly-saved person was moved to another office, they replace her with a 'false idol' to show everyone else what will happen to them. This is actually what Christians think. Even a Catholic is an unbeliever and will burn in hell and an also idolater because they 'worship' Mary and don't ask the lord jesus into their heart as their savior.  They don't really say it out loud a lot, cause they'd rather have Catholics than Buddhists, Islamics, etc around. Course, I could be wrong too, but this sounds really familiar to some of the stuff I heard growing up...


Even as a Southern Baptist myself, I must say I don't fully grasp their thought process there. But I think you're on the right track.
 
2014-06-13 11:19:56 AM  
When all else has been done and said...
musicalstewdaily.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-13 11:38:36 AM  

Pirates of Pestulon: trappedspirit: My last job required that I worship a supreme deity or deities with some established cannons of doctrine and/or holy writings or denounce the existence of any supreme being and go full atheist but that if I ever showed up with an agnostic attitude I was going to be written up.

Wow, that's...oddly specific.

*puzzled*


I'm guessing a paid position related to Scouting.   But I have much to go in the thread yet.
 
2014-06-13 11:43:03 AM  

tillerman35: Uzzah: It doesn't matter if you're skinny, it doesn't matter if you're fat: you can dress up like a soldier in your Onionhead hat.

When I read that, it instantly set itself to the tune of the last line from the chorus to "The Erie Canal" ("You always know your neighbor.  You always know your pal.  If you've ever navigated on the Erie Canal")

Was that your intent, or does my brain have its engine-check light on?


Could be. I was quoting Cake's "Comfort Eagle," but I wouldn't put it past them to steal melodies from old folk songs.
 
2014-06-13 11:45:26 AM  

cwolf20: fireclown: propasaurus: United Health Programs of America and its parent company, Cost Containment Group

WTF?

I worked for a small retail boutique some 30+ years ago where the managers were heavy into EST. They insisted that all employees attend EST training seminars and would have mandatory weekly 'sharing' session.

Oh god, this.  Talk about an effing cult.  EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics.

Everything after cult was a garble. care to try again?


Apparently cwolf20 is a Scientologist I reckon it seems
 
2014-06-13 12:01:30 PM  

fireclown: Oh god, this. Talk about an effing cult. EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics.


Actually Scientology and EST are closer linked than one might imagine.

One developed from Dianetics, the other from Diuretics.
 
2014-06-13 01:41:10 PM  

ransack.: cwolf20: fireclown: propasaurus: United Health Programs of America and its parent company, Cost Containment Group

WTF?

I worked for a small retail boutique some 30+ years ago where the managers were heavy into EST. They insisted that all employees attend EST training seminars and would have mandatory weekly 'sharing' session.

Oh god, this.  Talk about an effing cult.  EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics.

Everything after cult was a garble. care to try again?

Apparently cwolf20 is a Scientologist I reckon it seems


Nope. I just can't understand what the crap you said after cult.
 
2014-06-13 01:42:31 PM  

cwolf20: ransack.: cwolf20: fireclown: propasaurus: United Health Programs of America and its parent company, Cost Containment Group

WTF?

I worked for a small retail boutique some 30+ years ago where the managers were heavy into EST. They insisted that all employees attend EST training seminars and would have mandatory weekly 'sharing' session.

Oh god, this.  Talk about an effing cult.  EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics.

Everything after cult was a garble. care to try again?

Apparently cwolf20 is a Scientologist I reckon it seems

Nope. I just can't understand what the crap you said after cult.


Sorry in regards to the (what you said) part.  not you.  Misread who replied and somehow slapped your I.D. on it.
 
2014-06-13 01:45:06 PM  

ransack.: cwolf20: fireclown: propasaurus: United Health Programs of America and its parent company, Cost Containment Group

WTF?

I worked for a small retail boutique some 30+ years ago where the managers were heavy into EST. They insisted that all employees attend EST training seminars and would have mandatory weekly 'sharing' session.

Oh god, this.  Talk about an effing cult.  EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics.

Everything after cult was a garble. care to try again?

Apparently cwolf20 is a Scientologist I reckon it seems


So now that i've apologized for accidentally assuming you were the one who said something about some random crap called EST.

What exactly does "EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics" mean.

And as I type that it suddenly clicked just enough. Same thing as saying "The author was one step away from playing with a chicken"  It only took half a day to figure it out.
 
2014-06-13 01:52:21 PM  

cwolf20: ransack.: cwolf20: fireclown: propasaurus: United Health Programs of America and its parent company, Cost Containment Group

WTF?

I worked for a small retail boutique some 30+ years ago where the managers were heavy into EST. They insisted that all employees attend EST training seminars and would have mandatory weekly 'sharing' session.

Oh god, this.  Talk about an effing cult.  EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics.

Everything after cult was a garble. care to try again?

Apparently cwolf20 is a Scientologist I reckon it seems

So now that i've apologized for accidentally assuming you were the one who said something about some random crap called EST.

What exactly does "EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics" mean.

And as I type that it suddenly clicked just enough. Same thing as saying "The author was one step away from playing with a chicken"  It only took half a day to figure it out.


Relevant. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWWLhqQsu_o
 
2014-06-13 01:59:26 PM  

what the cat dragged in: cwolf20: ransack.: cwolf20: fireclown: propasaurus: United Health Programs of America and its parent company, Cost Containment Group

WTF?

I worked for a small retail boutique some 30+ years ago where the managers were heavy into EST. They insisted that all employees attend EST training seminars and would have mandatory weekly 'sharing' session.

Oh god, this.  Talk about an effing cult.  EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics.

Everything after cult was a garble. care to try again?

Apparently cwolf20 is a Scientologist I reckon it seems

So now that i've apologized for accidentally assuming you were the one who said something about some random crap called EST.

What exactly does "EST was about one L. Ron Hubbard from becoming Dianetics" mean.

And as I type that it suddenly clicked just enough. Same thing as saying "The author was one step away from playing with a chicken"  It only took half a day to figure it out.

Relevant. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWWLhqQsu_o


Work.

More relevant would be if the comment had been a little more understandable.  "Was about one L. Ron Hubbard step awayfrom" would have been easier to understand.  I definitely would not have needed to drink a couple glasses of coffee first.  Two words, that's all it needed.
 
2014-06-13 02:13:30 PM  

Uzzah: tillerman35: Uzzah: It doesn't matter if you're skinny, it doesn't matter if you're fat: you can dress up like a soldier in your Onionhead hat.

When I read that, it instantly set itself to the tune of the last line from the chorus to "The Erie Canal" ("You always know your neighbor.  You always know your pal.  If you've ever navigated on the Erie Canal")

Was that your intent, or does my brain have its engine-check light on?

Could be. I was quoting Cake's "Comfort Eagle," but I wouldn't put it past them to steal melodies from old folk songs.


It's best to listen to "Comfort Eagle" by way of this video:
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/comforteagle
 
2014-06-13 02:14:56 PM  
CVS in RI has their customer service reps start the day by getting in a circle and telling everyone what good thing happened to them recently. Not one work related shooting either, very strange.
 
2014-06-13 02:38:24 PM  

cwolf20: Nope. I just can't understand what the crap you said after cult.


What I think was meant that EST would be just like Scientology if it had cult-of-personality type leader like L. Ron.
 
2014-06-13 02:47:43 PM  

jbc: You know Hobby Lobby will be watching this suit nervously.



It's HobbyLobbyGhazi.
 
2014-06-13 04:00:42 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: inglixthemad: Six Sigma training is big right now. Farking waste of time along with LEAN.

Neither are innately a waste of time -- they're adequate methods.

The problem comes when people just memorize the terms so they can impress each other by spouting them back and forth like a secret Fraternity language instead of actually, you know, incorporating the methods.

I worked in top-of-the-food-chain industries for many many years, where we practiced quality management and efficiency, and we always familiarized ourselves with the new flavor-of-the-month stuff as it hit the seminar circuits.

It always made us roll our eyes to think that it was an American who went to Japan to teach their industries these concepts, and now Americans seem to think they have to memorize Japanese words and symbols in order to make their businesses efficient and foster improvement to processes.


Kaizen!
/drink!
 
2014-06-13 05:23:23 PM  
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2014-06-13 09:04:56 PM  

ongbok: How do companies in this day and age think they can get away with this? I can see in the past they could do this, and since it was harder for employees to get evidence it was being done they could deny it and it would the employees word against theirs. But in today's world this stuff can be easily recorded by the employee for evidence.


Unfortunately in half the states, that's still outlawed as "wiretapping".
 
2014-06-14 12:02:45 AM  

propasaurus: Thal: Tommy Moo: I'm a bit confused. It says they were required to pray and thank God for their jobs, but then it says that they put a Buddha statue in the woman's office. So... are they fundamentalist Buddhists? I didn't think Buddhism was a monotheistic religion. Are there Buddhists who literally think that Siddhartha Guatama was God incarnate, and must be prayed to? Or are these fundie Christians who were mocking her with the statue?

More than likely they were mocking her. Some Christians(*cough*Baptists*cough*) see followers of other religions simply as idolaters and unworthy, so since the idolater and non-truly-saved person was moved to another office, they replace her with a 'false idol' to show everyone else what will happen to them. This is actually what Christians think. Even a Catholic is an unbeliever and will burn in hell and an also idolater because they 'worship' Mary and don't ask the lord jesus into their heart as their savior.  They don't really say it out loud a lot, cause they'd rather have Catholics than Buddhists, Islamics, etc around. Course, I could be wrong too, but this sounds really familiar to some of the stuff I heard growing up...

Even as a Southern Baptist myself, I must say I don't fully grasp their thought process there. But I think you're on the right track.


I was raised Southern Baptist, and by far they are the most hypocritical 2-faced group of people I have come across.

They will be all warm-and-fuzzy to your face, then gossip and talk about you the second you are not within earshot
 
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