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Marylouís hit with discrimination inquiry
bostonherald.com ^ | 05/24/2012 | John Zaremba and OíRyan Johnson

Posted on 05/24/2012 11:52:42 AM PDT by massmike

South Shore coffee chain Marylou’s is singing the blues over a federal employment-discrimination investigation, crying foul that the feds are going after its long-standing practice of hiring bubbly young bombshells to peddle the shop’s trademark joe.

Company vice president Ronnie Sandry told the Herald that Marylou’s hiring is limited by its pool of applicants, who tend to be young women from the heavily white South Shore.

‘When you’re hiring a police officer, certain people show up,” Sandry said. “When you’re hiring a Patriots cheerleader, certain people show up. When we’re hiring, certain people apply, and we have no control over it.”

The company also complained about the probe to state Sen. Robert L. Hedlund, who blasted the EEOC as “a meddlesome, overblown, intrusive federal agency.” He said he plans to contact the local congressional delegation, and is dumbfounded the agency is probing the stalwart South Shore coffee shop.

“Why, because they haven’t hired old overweight men who want to wear a pink T-shirt and serve coffee?” Hedlund said. “The federal government has better things to do with my tax dollars than to harass a legitimate business.”

Marylou’s customers said they’re siding with the coffee shop.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: eeoc

1 posted on 05/24/2012 11:52:47 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike
Marylou’s customers said they’re siding with the coffee shop.

Get the hell out of my legal and voluntary business relationship!

2 posted on 05/24/2012 11:55:42 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: massmike

“Hello Marylou!”


3 posted on 05/24/2012 11:56:21 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: massmike

So when are they going to sue the fashion industry for hiring tall, thin mostly white girls for models? Are they going to sue Hollywood for not pairing Brad Pitt and a 400 pound black woman in “Mr & Mrs. Smith”?

This is absurd.


4 posted on 05/24/2012 11:57:41 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: MeganC

5 posted on 05/24/2012 11:58:49 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: massmike
It's a good thing sex doesn't sell. Anything.


6 posted on 05/24/2012 11:59:26 AM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves)
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To: MeganC

Well I think that MaryLou should just close every one of the shops. That way all those young whities will be just as well off as the blackies and every body will then be equal. That way the EEOC will be very happy. Sounds like a win-win-win solution to me. (strong sarcasm)


7 posted on 05/24/2012 12:02:50 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: MeganC
No! I wish that it was merely absurd. But this is what the insane multi-generational attack on American culture & individual rights, all in the name of "Diversity," comes down to. (See "Diversity": Reason Or Leftwing Fantasy.)

This sort of thing will continue until someone with enough clout to get the message across, wakes up the public generally to a realization that this is actually an insult to all of us--including those now persuaded to seek to have the Government force someone to employ them, against that employer's will.

William Flax

8 posted on 05/24/2012 12:05:26 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Blondes and brunettes. Looks like a color blind hiring policy to me...
9 posted on 05/24/2012 12:07:24 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: massmike

Owner must have really pissed someone off or maybe he didn’t pay the vig.


10 posted on 05/24/2012 12:08:40 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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Owner must have really pissed someone off or maybe he didn’t pay the vig.

It's the Chicago Way after all ... Nice little business you have there. Be a shame if somethin' bad happened to it.

11 posted on 05/24/2012 12:13:08 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Tea Party movement: more obstinate, unyielding and hostile to Democrats ...)
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To: massmike

This would beat the snot out of Starschmucks any day of the week. Snotty “barrista” versus a bubbly young woman serving coffee...


12 posted on 05/24/2012 12:13:53 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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I bet the owner just gave a large contribution to Mitt Romney and now Obama has sent his thugs at the EEOC to ruin his company.


13 posted on 05/24/2012 12:21:49 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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She wasn’t hired because she is mentally ill and doesn’t prosecute the lesbian who molested her when she was a child—someone who is probably molesting other little girls. Her mother should be in prison also for allowing sick pedophiles to use her daughter and ruin not only her worldview and reality-—but to destroy and poison her body. /sarc—but not really.


14 posted on 05/24/2012 12:22:11 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: massmike

I bet the owner just gave a large contribution to Mitt Romney and now Obama has sent his thugs at the EEOC to ruin his company.


15 posted on 05/24/2012 12:25:10 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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"Why wasn't I hired?"

...'cause you're already the football coach at the University of Kansas. Oh wait, that isn't Charlie Weis? My bad....

16 posted on 05/24/2012 12:25:26 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: massmike

Where are the EEOC lawsuits against Abercrombie and Fitch or Hollister?


17 posted on 05/24/2012 12:31:46 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: massmike
"...The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been quietly probing Marylou’s’ hiring practices for nearly a year..."

Your tax money at work, yet again.
18 posted on 05/24/2012 12:36:05 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (Our humin president is epidemy of changing his own pants. The future is of children.)
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To: massmike
kinda on this subject...about 15 years ago, I received a call from the local fair housing department telling me that they were considering opening a discrimination complaint/action against me for not renting to a prospective tenant (who was black - and had horrible credit and an eviction). They wanted me to provide documentation of every rent we had and every application we turned down. I told the person that this was silly and they I wanted to meet him at the building.

We met at the building. He was a white guy who was surprised to see I was not white. We proceeded to meet the manager of the building, who was Hispanic, and she took us to meet the person who she did rent to (instead of the complainant)....who was from Africa and a black as Manute Bol. Even the lefty fair housing guy started to laugh....admitting he was sorry for wasting my time.

19 posted on 05/24/2012 12:39:23 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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"Why wasn't I hired?" ...'cause you're already the football coach at the University of Kansas. Oh wait, that isn't Charlie Weis? My bad....

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Although I must say that compared to Mark Mangino, Weis is svelte.

20 posted on 05/24/2012 12:41:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ohioan

Our Republican Presidents and other leaders have not taken any strong position on these issues. Dagwood Bumstead comes to mind.


21 posted on 05/24/2012 12:52:09 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: massmike
Go figure

BREWING BATTLE: Jacqueline Berrien, chairwoman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, speaks yesterday at Northeastern University School of Law’s commencement. She refused to comment on the EEOC’s investigation of Marylou’s


22 posted on 05/26/2012 5:38:59 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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