October 19th, 2007

Some Geezer

Posted in Not the Job by 200

Mention the ‘R’ word and bosses really don’t know what to do. There is so much fear of being accused of institutional racisim (whatever that is) that whenever the subject rears its ugly head in a work environment bosses run around shouting wibble not knowing how to approach it nor deal with it correctly.

Invariably, those in management positions will err on the side of caution and totally over-react to it.

Gareth Langmead a 40-year-old Catholic carpark boss at Manchester Airport found a picture of Jesus in a drawer whilst he was spring cleaning. Rather than throw it out he put it on the wall at his workplace.

A Muslim colleague complained that putting up a picture of Jesus was deliberately provocative.

Instead of telling the complainee to ‘get a fucking life’, bosses at the airport did the only thing open to them and escorted Langmead off the premises and suspended him for three days while they ‘investigated’ the complaint. Presumably, telling the Muslim they were free to put up a similar picture or asking Langmead to remove it & seek everyone else’s permission if he wanted to display anything in future weren’t in the manual of how to deal with ‘racist’ incidents.

They’ll be suspending Christians for wearing crosses at work next.


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  1. walbad says:

    I would also like to know why when it is Dwali and Chinese new year fireworks can be used up until 0100hrs but at Bonfire night and New Year they can only be set off before midnight? Answers on a post card to ……

    October 23rd, 2007 at 09:59

  2. Twining or Black in Blue says:

    It’s an awful fact that a Muslim person found it offensive that a beautiful picture of Jesus caused offence. I take it the person that put it up wasn’t provoking anything? If they weren’t then there’s no issue. Sad.

    October 26th, 2007 at 20:13

  3. Thethinblueline says:

    How the hell can a muslim find a picture of jesus offensive when he is refered to in the Koran ?

    The Koran and muslim teachings indicate thatJesus was just another human, a prophet, a good man

    Why are stupid people allowed to be boss’s ?

    Why are these Boss’s not smacked about under the Human rights act 13
    Freedom of thought, conscience and religion

    I say Sue the airport and the colleague !

    November 9th, 2007 at 19:09

  4. Luke @ gatwick parking says:

    The whole thing is pretty ridiculous, it’s a work place not a high school. If they are feeling so religiously repressed then maybe he should see a psychiatrist.

    January 5th, 2010 at 06:58

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