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#11 TammyWright


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Posted 10 March 2007 - 12:01 AM

Originally Posted by LALA
First, I'm sorry you ever had to go to Bakersfield in the first place.

Second, sadly what you say is true. My BF/MOH is Pakistani and she's been yelled at by cabbies in Chicago - all sorts of rasist sh*t about how she and her "people" ruined the US. She's like "dillhole, I was born and raised in Ohio."

awww...that makes me sooo mad! your poor friend.

i even had someone tell me that my english was so bad they couldnt understand me....if you have ever talked to me on the phone, i have no accent whatsoever.

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#12 Gretchen

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    Posted 05 February 2008 - 07:03 PM

    Originally Posted by starchild
    Ewwww.... I hope you can get out of that place at some point. From my experience the people who preface their BS with "I'm not racist" are the most racist. I have problems keeping my big mouth closed and have lost jobs over it so if you need that job I would wait until you find another one to tell them what you told us.

    Wanna have some fun? Take those order now pay later forms out of every ethnic magazine you can find and fill out their home addresses. At the very least it will cause them stress. I once had a homophobic boss and I subscribed him to the gayblade and he griped about it all week (didn't know it was me, apparantly his wife didn't believe it was a mix-up). It doesn't solve anything but that was my best week ever at that job. Hang in there . . .
    Okay - so I am reading through some old posts and come across this.

    At a job where I was before, someone suscribed the owner/president for GAY PORN and it was sent to the office! That got some talk started around there!
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    #13 Maura


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    Posted 05 February 2008 - 07:35 PM

    oh on friday last week, we were having a legitimate discussion on whether to include accents and tildes in company and executive names, and i was making the case that its more correct to put tildes because it can change the meaning of the word (like for example a±o versus ano = year versus @$$hole), and my boss immediately yelled across the newsroom "you're just saying that because you're marrying a mexican!"

    um no, im sorry... i was making the case for adding tildes and accents before i even started dating my FI.

    #14 KarmaB

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      Posted 05 February 2008 - 11:24 PM

      Originally Posted by mauraw

      um no, im sorry... i was making the case for adding tildes and accents before i even started dating my FI.
      I hate when everything turns into a race issue It's pretty annoying.

      Yeah, people can be really stupid & ignorant sometimes. I have kind of learned to ignore most of it. My FI gets pretty offended though. We went out to dinner the other night at a steakhouse and at the end of dinner the waiter asked if we wanted two checks...and he was like "umm, NO". He was really upset, because to him it was like the waiter didn't think we belonged together. FI wanted to write on the check "No, jerk shes my wife". LoL. I didn't let him though.

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      Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:54 AM

      People are such twits. I mean seriously!!!!

      Whenever I'm at work and hear a comment that begins "I'm not a racist..." or is otherwise blatantly offensive, I just smile and say "you're okay if I quote you to HR on that, right?" Even if they think it, it shuts them up so I don't have to listen to their stupidity.

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      #16 Copita

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        Posted 06 February 2008 - 11:28 AM

        Definitely get out of there and fast. They sound totally asshole-ish. And completely unprofessional.

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