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Reply #10: Personally, I disagree with that. I would have fired him too. [View All]

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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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