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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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