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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 06:52 PM
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10. Personally, I disagree with that. I would have fired him too.
Christian, Muslim, it doesn't matter. I happen to run a small company with 8 employees at the moment, and my offices are a business, not a church. Everyone's religion is somewhat offensive to those who don't believe, or who believe something else, so my employees know full well that NO religion is welcome in my building. I run a very progressive small company, but I'd cite someone trying to pray 5 times a day in his cubicle just as quickly as I'd cite someone who tried to hang a cross in theirs. I once locked horns with an evangelistic JW programmer who saw our office as his religious recruiting grounds...after two warnings I basically told him to hand over his resignation or be fired. He quit.

I don't understand why more employers don't do that. Keep your religion at home, or in your car, or in your church. It has no place in a place of business.

FWIW, I would have cited the guys harassing him with the pizza during Ramadan just as quickly. If you want to observe your religion by not eating, go for it. I wouldn't tolerate one employee teasing another over his beliefs, I just don't want those beliefs exercised in my offices.
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  - IBM Worker Says He Was Fired For Being A Muslim OhioChick  Jan-05-07 04:00 PM   #0 
  - Thank God I work where I do  nini   Jan-05-07 04:09 PM   #1 
  - Hmmmm....I didn't know it was in the job description of engineers to clean pork knives  MADem   Jan-05-07 04:10 PM   #2 
  - Personally, I disagree with that. I would have fired him too.  Xithras   Jan-05-07 06:52 PM   #10 
  - Except the reason cited wasn't prayer.  madeline_con   Jan-05-07 07:56 PM   #12 
  - Once, really, unless he had to get to work super early or work real late  MADem   Jan-05-07 10:23 PM   #15 
  - Interesting article on this very subject, discussing "reasonable accomodation"  MADem   Jan-05-07 10:16 PM   #13 
  - I disagree...  UncleSepp   Jan-05-07 10:22 PM   #14 
  - My sentiments exactly.  madeline_con   Jan-05-07 07:51 PM   #11 
  - If he did fail to show up for work, the "pretext" IBM used for firing,  pnwmom   Jan-05-07 04:53 PM   #3 
  - The article says he claims he had an approved leave of absence.  UncleSepp   Jan-05-07 10:24 PM   #16 
  - Policy  sgsmith   Jan-05-07 05:15 PM   #4 
  - sounds like bs - what else did this guy do or not do n/t  28erl   Jan-05-07 05:17 PM   #5 
  - When I was at IBM I knew many Muslims. I call bullshit. nt  VegasWolf   Jan-05-07 05:21 PM   #6 
  - Nearly all of the posts doubt the claim,  The Stranger   Jan-05-07 05:50 PM   #7 
  - It's mainly because of his employer, I suspect  MADem   Jan-05-07 10:32 PM   #17 
  - IBM has a zero-tolerance policy against this stuff  deadmessengers   Jan-05-07 05:58 PM   #8 
  - my sister works for IBM and has ever since they bought Lotus and from what she  chimpsrsmarter   Jan-05-07 06:33 PM   #9 
  - IBM - Not So Nice Anymore  OutNow   Jan-06-07 01:55 PM   #18 
  - Yes, I saw that transformation too! Hey, I was in Austin for awhile! Longhorn. nt  VegasWolf   Jan-06-07 01:58 PM   #19 
  - Ah, I remember the time I applied for work at IBM...  tonekat   Jan-06-07 02:22 PM   #20 

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