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Posted on 01/24/2013 1:19:27 PM PST by Morgana
An employee at a Southwest D.C. Safeway has been fired after a Saturday incident in which a cashier used a homosexual slur, a Safeway spokesman said Thursday.
The cashier, who worked at the Safeway at 1100 4th Street SW, used a slur when referring to a gay couple in the store, Safeway spokesman Craig Muckle said Thursday. The couple has filed a complaint with the D.C. Office of Human Rights, reported Metro Weekly.
On Thursday, Muckle said Safeways human resources department had conducted an investigation, which resulted in the cashiers termination.
We are truly sorry this happened in our store and are taking decisive and urgent action to ensure it does not happen again to any customer in any of the communities we serve, said Safeway Eastern Division President Steven Neibergall in a statement. No one should face what these customers faced, and we are humbly sorry it happened to them in our store.
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Witnesses Report say that the cashier, handing the customers their change, said: “POOF!”
Hmmmm????? what’s left unsaid in the article..?
Took a few clicks to figure out what she said.
She deserved to be fired.
Clue: they can be found at one of D.C.'s bathhouses.
Working at a Safeway was my first real job as a teenager, and we constantly made fun of and made disparaging remarks about the welfare whores coming through our lines and using food stamps to by all sorts of junk food. We never were reprimanded. But those were saner days.
This article is a year and a half old.
I agree. No one opposes the perverted gay lifestyle more than I do but insulting customers is never acceptable. She deserved her fate.
What a couple of drama queens.
More likely in the White House gym.
Queer and Fagots are just so “special.”
Human rights commission? Being free from insults is now a human right? I’ll have to remember that in future if anyone calls me fatso, tub-o-lard, gimpy, big guy, etc.
I found it too, and yes, she sounds like a low-life, trashy skank. It was more the "F" word than the "F" word that floored me. Who talks like that to customers, even faggots?
Why is a story from 2011 news today?
said Safeway Eastern Division President Steven Neibergall in a statement. No one should face what these customers faced, and we are humbly sorry it happened to them in our store.
Sorry Safeway. When a human being chooses to be a pervert, they must accept the consequences of that choice....
I meant maggot, but I have a lisp.
Misleading headline. If you are a fudgepacker, you are not “men”.
What ever happen to going to the manager? Now, there's a special Human Rights Office? Doesn't anyone see a problem with this?
No easier firing decision than this.
Rule number one in customer facing jobs: it’s OK to hate the customers but they must NEVER find out.
Doesn’t matter what the name you called them was or why or even if they deserved it, they heard, you’re out.
Yeah, you could play all of Judy Garland's LPs ten times over during that time. Yesterday's bathhouse steam. Still it's good to be up-to-date on the rules of the game. It appears that the gay card now trumps the Amish card.
I hope that Walter (the couple’s feline) has gotten over the insult by now.
Same here. Back in high school and once I turned 18, these clowns tried to strong arm me in joining the grocery workers union. I think that’s how I eventually turned conservative when I asked them why they’re taking money away from me when I need every cent I can get.
The union lackey looked at me like I was an alien. I try to avoid Safeway as much as I can nowadays.
What happened to “Sticks and Stones”?
You long for the Crusades? You must have a different defintion of the Crusades. In any case, your comment here seems somewhere between ill-informed and ignorant unless it was a joke.
One thing about comments is that you will NEVER hear of a black employee being fired for calling customers "whitey" or "rich white M****er F****rs", becaue they don't have jobs, or, they are in the welfare line and that's the language used routinely.
In TODAY'S WORLD of political correctness (sic), you can call a White person any name you want, and it's "Freedom of Speech", but if you use accurate descriptive terms to describe a black or Hispanic person, you are terminated, arrested, or charged with a "Hate Crime"......that's a FACT, Jack......think about it.
Well, to be fair, the two were over in produce getting ready to toss some salad.
What would you have done?
Is posting this story an attempt at baiting to fit the new agenda of “Gay Rights” as announced by Obama?
Well, it actually takes *that long* for posts to go through all the IP filters from the Loony Bin!
I’d love to hire her. Spine is hard to find.
Yep. D’Angela is no more.
Not the correct behavior on her part. God will take care of them and they’ll wish they were back in Safeway with some chick insulting them.
I guess they’re not proud of their sexual choice.
“It’ch the lishp that gave you away, Broosh,” one of the fags was heard shaying to the other ash they left the shtore.
When younger I also worked in grocery stores. We had a lot of fun with the intercom system. For example, when pretty women were in the store and eventually made it to the frozen food aisle, a “code x in frozen food” would be announced...
Yes. Most fun job a kid could get.
It doesn't sound like spine, but diarrhea-mouth stupidity. It wouldn't take long for her to say something like this to a normal customer.
Do you really want employees who deal with the public to drop the f-bomb so casually (and I'm not talking about "faggot")?
I’m amused by all the presumably ‘Christian’ employers willing to sandbag someone they perceive as harmful to the bottom line.
Can’t serve two masters.
What if an obvious prostitute came in to by a gallon of milk? Would it be OK for her to say, "oh, you're a f***ing whore"? Although true, saying so would be uncivilized, uncouth, bad business, and just stupid hiring practice.
“The bottom line isn’t the issue”
The bottom line is entirely the issue here. That is why you’re sandbagging the employee.
I wasn’t talking about safeway. I was talking about you. Presumably you’re a Christian employer?
“What if an obvious prostitute came in to by a gallon of milk?”
What if a crackhead stopped in the store. Isn’t the store allowed to refuse service? Last I checked - it is the prerogative of the store whom they choose to do business with.
As for my business, do I sometimes do business for gay people? Sure. If you want me to work for you - you have to show respect. If you cram your decisions in my face, I will not work for you. I’d love having a strong lady with a spine working for me when I knew what her values were.
“She deserved her fate.”
How sad that, it only took 237 SHORT years from this nation’s beginning, to it’s end. Yet, we besmirch other countries for not being like us. And so...now, we will reap what we have sown in this world. Starting with, our rebellion toward God as a nation. All else follows suit. It’s AS simple as that.
God help us ALL.