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Safeway cashier fired after men insulted at Southwest store
washington post ^ | Victor Zapana

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 Safeway’s human resources department had conducted an investigation, which resulted in the cashier’s 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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KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; safeway

1 posted on 01/24/2013 1:19:32 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Witnesses Report say that the cashier, handing the customers their change, said: “POOF!”


2 posted on 01/24/2013 1:21:42 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Morgana

Hmmmm????? what’s left unsaid in the article..?


3 posted on 01/24/2013 1:23:04 PM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Morgana

Took a few clicks to figure out what she said.

She deserved to be fired.

SnakeDoc


4 posted on 01/24/2013 1:23:13 PM PST by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Morgana
Muckle said the company tried to reach out to the couple, but he did not know whether the attempt was successful.

Clue: they can be found at one of D.C.'s bathhouses.

5 posted on 01/24/2013 1:24:57 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Morgana
Assuming that the fired person is a white,heterosexual Christian he/she need only claim to be moslem,or atheist,or 1/32nd Indian (hey,it worked for the bi*ch in the Senate) and he/she will get the job back.
6 posted on 01/24/2013 1:25:52 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Red State Secession Is The Only Answer)
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To: Morgana

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.


7 posted on 01/24/2013 1:26:09 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Morgana

This article is a year and a half old.


8 posted on 01/24/2013 1:26:52 PM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: SnakeDoctor
She deserved to be fired.

I agree. No one opposes the perverted gay lifestyle more than I do but insulting customers is never acceptable. She deserved her fate.

9 posted on 01/24/2013 1:26:59 PM PST by South40
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To: Morgana

What a couple of drama queens.


10 posted on 01/24/2013 1:28:12 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Revolting cat!
Clue: they can be found at one of D.C.'s bathhouses.

More likely in the White House gym.

11 posted on 01/24/2013 1:28:42 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Red State Secession Is The Only Answer)
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To: Morgana

Queer and Fagots are just so “special.”


12 posted on 01/24/2013 1:28:59 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Morgana

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.


13 posted on 01/24/2013 1:28:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: SnakeDoctor
She deserved to be fired.

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?

14 posted on 01/24/2013 1:31:13 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Morgana

Why is a story from 2011 news today?


15 posted on 01/24/2013 1:33:27 PM PST by what's up
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To: Morgana
''We just couldn't believe it,'' he says. ''She didn't seem apologetic or anything. We asked her for the store manager and she just ignored us. So we ended up leaving our groceries where they were and we walked [away]....
The couple filed a complaint with the D.C. Office of Human Rights on June 13 regarding the incident.
well...maybe they were flaunting "it" while in the store on Gay Pride Parade...

16 posted on 01/24/2013 1:33:30 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: what's up
Why is a story from 2011 news today?
mis-direction possilby...

17 posted on 01/24/2013 1:36:18 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: Morgana

” 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....


18 posted on 01/24/2013 1:37:47 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Morgana

I meant maggot, but I have a lisp.


19 posted on 01/24/2013 1:37:55 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: Morgana

Misleading headline. If you are a fudgepacker, you are not “men”.


20 posted on 01/24/2013 1:37:59 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Morgana
The couple has filed a complaint with the D.C. Office of Human Rights

What ever happen to going to the manager? Now, there's a special Human Rights Office? Doesn't anyone see a problem with this?

21 posted on 01/24/2013 1:38:14 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Morgana

No easier firing decision than this.


22 posted on 01/24/2013 1:38:14 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: Morgana

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.


23 posted on 01/24/2013 1:39:44 PM PST by discostu (I recommend a fifth of Jack and a bottle of Prozac)
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To: Morgana
From the article:Why post this here now. Why didn't you put a notice at the top this is an old story?
24 posted on 01/24/2013 1:42:49 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Second Amendment First; a fool in paradise
This article is a year and a half old.

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.

25 posted on 01/24/2013 1:45:16 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Morgana

I hope that Walter (the couple’s feline) has gotten over the insult by now.


26 posted on 01/24/2013 1:46:59 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: fwdude

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.


27 posted on 01/24/2013 1:48:49 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Morgana

What happened to “Sticks and Stones”?


28 posted on 01/24/2013 1:56:03 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: SECURE AMERICA

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.


29 posted on 01/24/2013 1:59:43 PM PST by sakic
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To: discostu
"Doesn’t matter what the name you called them was or why or even if they deserved it, they heard, you’re out."

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.

30 posted on 01/24/2013 2:02:49 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Morgana

Well, to be fair, the two were over in produce getting ready to toss some salad.

What would you have done?


31 posted on 01/24/2013 2:12:31 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Morgana

Is posting this story an attempt at baiting to fit the new agenda of “Gay Rights” as announced by Obama?


32 posted on 01/24/2013 2:13:17 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: upchuck
Why post this here now. Why didn't you put a notice at the top this is an old story?

Well, it actually takes *that long* for posts to go through all the IP filters from the Loony Bin!

33 posted on 01/24/2013 2:31:26 PM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: onedoug

Mr. Muckle.


34 posted on 01/24/2013 2:38:56 PM PST by windcliff
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To: OKRA2012

I’d love to hire her. Spine is hard to find.


35 posted on 01/24/2013 2:40:20 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Yep. D’Angela is no more.


36 posted on 01/24/2013 2:46:06 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: Morgana

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.


37 posted on 01/24/2013 3:14:48 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Morgana

I guess they’re not proud of their sexual choice.


38 posted on 01/24/2013 3:47:12 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: Morgana; a fool in paradise

“It’ch the lishp that gave you away, Broosh,” one of the fags was heard shaying to the other ash they left the shtore.


39 posted on 01/24/2013 5:55:51 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: fwdude

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...


40 posted on 01/25/2013 7:21:19 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM

Yes. Most fun job a kid could get.


41 posted on 01/25/2013 7:47:06 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: JCBreckenridge
I’d love to hire her. Spine is hard to find.

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")?

42 posted on 01/25/2013 7:50:48 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

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.


43 posted on 01/25/2013 10:19:54 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: JCBreckenridge
The bottom line isn't the issue here (and Safeway isn't a Christian employer.) Her filthy mouth is.

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.

44 posted on 01/25/2013 12:23:01 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

“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.


45 posted on 01/25/2013 12:44:54 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: South40

“She deserved her fate.”


Now I don’t condone what the cashier did, if he/she even did it. Whomever it was, is no more ‘deserving’ of their fate than this nation is for allowing such perversions to become the ‘norm’.

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.


46 posted on 01/27/2013 7:39:06 PM PST by ourworldawry
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