Posted 11 December 2007 - 09:30 PM
Oh gracious, I too think there is something serious wrong with all this. And, I suspect, most people sharing an ethnic background with others are against this 'affirmative' action, as well.
Imagine what it must feel like to be, for instance, an East Indian lady in our local Bank ... working alongside many fellow employees and one, dirt dumb woman too. This woman is rude and without doubt should never have been hired (example: Trying to get Canadian coins exchanged for paper money before leaving on a holiday and being told by this woman, "We don't buy money" - one of the many reasons why, when there was a line up and her space became empty in front of the counter, most of us would simply step back and encourage the person behind us to go ahead - grin).
Apparently the bank's hands were tied until the other lady and two more of her co-workers demanded this particular worker go or they would all go.
The worse part, as the first East Indian lady said, is feeling like our Government thinks they are "too stupid" or "to in need of help" as a race to hold their own with the other citizens. Hmmm. Yes, I agree with the statement that each of us should be hired, retained, receive bonuses and raises - and fired - solely on the basis of who we are as people, not what racial group we may or may not belong to.
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