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Hertz Fires 25 Muslim Drivers in Break Dispute
AP via Yahoo News ^ | October 21, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 10/21/2011 7:18:02 AM PDT by lbryce

Edited on 10/21/2011 7:19:58 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The workers drive the company's rental cars to and from the airport for cleaning and refueling. They are among 34 Hertz employees suspended Sept. 30 for failing to clock out before breaks.

The Seattle Times reports that Hertz says nine of the 34 signed the agreement and have returned to their jobs.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aclu; break; cair; hertz; holder; islam; islamophobia; mohammedans; moslems; muslims; pray; prayers; prayinallthetime
I'm waiting to hear the un-American, convoluted, cockamamie BS CAIR has to say in all this.
1 posted on 10/21/2011 7:18:10 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Gee, a little sanity in the news. How refreshing.


2 posted on 10/21/2011 7:19:22 AM PDT by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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To: lbryce

LOL Herta isn’t saying they won’t give them time off to pray, but just that it won’t pay them to pray. Good for Hertz. I can’t see what CAIR could possibly sue over since Hertz IS making “reasonable accomodation” to the bastards to worship the pig god.


3 posted on 10/21/2011 7:22:00 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: lbryce

Good.


4 posted on 10/21/2011 7:22:09 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: All

AMERICANS FOR A MUSLIM FREE AMERICA.

WE LEARNED ALL WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ISLAM ON 9/11


5 posted on 10/21/2011 7:22:31 AM PDT by troy McClure
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To: lbryce

“Islamophobia!!!!” will be their cry.


6 posted on 10/21/2011 7:22:31 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: lbryce
I'm waiting to hear [what] the un-American, convoluted, cockamamie BS CAIR has to say in all this.

If you can't guess, then you haven't been paying attention.

7 posted on 10/21/2011 7:25:08 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: lbryce

The push for sharia has begun in earnest. This type of pressure will be daily news from now on.


8 posted on 10/21/2011 7:25:47 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: lbryce

No doubt CAIR and then MSM will come up with some BS criticism and imply Hertz hates Muslims.
Except Hertz applied the rule equally, to non muslims too

but CAIR will ignore that


9 posted on 10/21/2011 7:32:55 AM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: lbryce

GOOD! They can all get on their magic carpets and fly back to the stone age for all CAIR.


10 posted on 10/21/2011 7:34:30 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: truthkeeper

Hertz did it the right way, played by the rules and fired the scum for breaking the rules. WELL DONE!!


11 posted on 10/21/2011 7:35:29 AM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: faucetman

GOOD! They can all get on their magic carpets and fly back to the stone age for all I CAIR.

How come spell check didn’t tell me that “I” left a word out?


12 posted on 10/21/2011 7:36:31 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Missouri gal

Wait till their breed rate elevates them to double digit population Then things will get really interesting.


13 posted on 10/21/2011 7:45:59 AM PDT by oldtimer (uee)
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To: lbryce

Why is my first thought, “I won’t be renting from Hertz in at the Seattle Airport”?


14 posted on 10/21/2011 7:58:26 AM PDT by WVNan (!)
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To: lbryce

It’s tough being a Muslim, where your religion forces you to do everything except be a human being.


15 posted on 10/21/2011 7:59:01 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: troy McClure
◄ bump ►
16 posted on 10/21/2011 8:12:06 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing)
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To: WVNan

>>>Why is my first thought, “I won’t be renting from Hertz in at the Seattle Airport”?

Naw, go ahead and rent from them, however, before you check out, just wrap the steering wheel with uncooked bacon. hehehe.


17 posted on 10/21/2011 8:44:52 AM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar)
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To: lbryce

I was at an airport in detroit and a manager of several concessions was having a word with his muslim employee. He had been looking for him for 2 hours and when he found him the conversation I heard occurred. The worker said he was praying, he was looking for the supervisor, he was saying anything...to get out of being a crap employee..hell for all I know he was scouting out the airport for terrorist activity. The supervisor obviously had few choices of employees as he accepted the list of BS from this a hole and asked him to please go back to work..aw Jeeez, fire the POS and get someone who wants a job..


18 posted on 10/21/2011 8:46:11 AM PDT by aces
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To: lbryce

Holder and Just-us Dept. will beat them to the courthouse in a 3 way race with the ACLU.


19 posted on 10/21/2011 8:48:57 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: WVNan

>>>Why is my first thought, “I won’t be renting from Hertz in at the Seattle Airport”?

Naw, go ahead and rent from them, however, before you check out, just wrap the steering wheel with uncooked bacon. hehehe.


20 posted on 10/21/2011 8:58:44 AM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar)
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To: lbryce

Uh oh. The fatwa’s are goin out now.


21 posted on 10/21/2011 9:28:31 AM PDT by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: lbryce

This happened a week or so ago. Is Hertz sticking to their guns?


22 posted on 10/21/2011 9:32:43 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Cain = National Sales Tax; Perry = Amnesty for Illegals; Romney = Obamacare forever. Who's left?)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Actually, they were first suspended. Now, they’re fired.

A local Seattle radio station put up a question on Facebook this morning asking what everyone thought of this. Much to my surprise (and delight), the vast majority sided with Hertz! The consensus was that you shouldn’t be paid if you’re taking time out of your day to pray and NOT do your job. It’s a glimmer of hope that there ARE truly sane people up here.


23 posted on 10/21/2011 10:29:08 AM PDT by hoagy62 (The United States of America. Great idea...while it lasted.)
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To: hoagy62

I’m a little confused about this prayers and breaks business.

Aren’t breaks from work mandated (10 minutes every 2 hours seems standard)? And if someone wants to pray during that break, it should be fine. What’s the contention over these breaks at Hertz? Are the Muzzies demanding special times for breaks? Are they demanding more than the usual number of breaks everybody else gets? Do the prayers take longer than the standard 10 minute break?

If they’re supposed to clock out and in, that suggests these are not “standard breaks,” but approved leaves from work. If the employee won’t clock out/in when that’s the standard policy with the company, then screw ‘em, they’re attempting to defraud the company for unjust wages.


24 posted on 10/21/2011 10:51:59 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Cain = National Sales Tax; Perry = Amnesty for Illegals; Romney = Obamacare forever. Who's left?)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Essentially, Hertz said ou could take a break whenever ou wanted too but needed punch out as Hertz was not goingb to pay for prayer breaks.


25 posted on 10/21/2011 11:11:26 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yes...Washington State law requires an employer to provide for breaks. The standard is that for an 8-hour shift, you must have a 10-minute break every 2 hours, plus a 30-minute lunch. Our company (which also works at SeaTac) researched this and emphasizes the importance of this rule to our supervisors. They do this because the company was sued in the past and this was a part of the suit (The company lost and had to shell out some serious bucks). Note: the lawsuit had NOTHING to do with religious observances.

The problem is that muzzies have to pray at certain times of the day. That means that ALL the muzzies wanted to take their breaks at the same time...and suddenly, Hertz loses a big chunk of their workforce. Not only that, but it is possible that some were taking more time than was necessary for their breaks, which meant further lost productivity.

As for muslim prayer times, they aren’t exactly set in stone. I did some research and found the following..The 5 times a muslim is supposed to pray are pre-dawn, noon just after local noon), afternoon (between noon and sunset), sunset, and evening (before you retire). There is also an additional prayer time of sunrise, which is optional.

As I said earlier, the times for prayer aren’t set in stone. I went to a website that will calculate for you, based on your location, what times each prayer should be done. They aren’t the same every day. Times for prayer change with the seasons. For example, the sunset prayer may be at 8 in the evening in summertime, or a little after 6pm (what it is today).

If the muzzie workers are trying to be strict about the exact time they HAD to pray, no matter what they were doing, that would be enough reason for Hertz to call “shenanigans” on them. In defense of some muzzies who work at Hertz, they ARE sticking to the company’s rules and clocking out. These workers have not been fired. It is the one’s who are trying to play fast and loose with the rules and are screaming about “religious freedom” who got canned.


26 posted on 10/21/2011 11:27:07 AM PDT by hoagy62 (The United States of America. Great idea...while it lasted.)
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