Worth being fired for?

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Worth being fired for?

Postby Thilindel » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:35 pm

An EMT of 21 years was fired today for this word:

Niggardly:


niggardly
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niggardly

Main Entry:
nig·gard·ly Listen to the pronunciation of niggardly
Pronunciation:
\-lē\
Function:
adjective
Date:
1571

1 : grudgingly mean about spending or granting : begrudging 2 : provided in meanly limited supply
synonyms see stingy
— nig·gard·li·ness noun
— niggardly adverb



I just think it's crazy that a career was ended, and a life was probably ruined because someone took offense to a word that has its own meaning. The context was used in the morning debrief where we're told the revenue and status of quotas. Two hours later, this lady was fired.
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Postby avak » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:33 pm

If she used the word in proper context then I hope she sues the pants off of whoever employed her.

If, otoh, she has a history of questionable judgment and/or used the word as a sort of double entendre then she undoubtedly violated standing policy on discrimination.

Lots of highly derogatory words have benign original meanings, so I don't exactly see your point.

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Postby Latreg » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:56 pm

avak wrote:If she used the word in proper context then I hope she sues the pants off of whoever employed her.

If, otoh, she has a history of questionable judgment and/or used the word as a sort of double entendre then she undoubtedly violated standing policy on discrimination.

Lots of highly derogatory words have benign original meanings, so I don't exactly see your point.

This isn't 'Nam Smokey. It's Bowling. There are Rules.



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Postby Birile » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:56 pm

avak wrote:If she used the word in proper context then I hope she sues the pants off of whoever employed her.

If, otoh, she has a history of questionable judgment and/or used the word as a sort of double entendre then she undoubtedly violated standing policy on discrimination.

Lots of highly derogatory words have benign original meanings, so I don't exactly see your point.

This isn't 'Nam Smokey. It's Bowling. There are Rules.


Was trying to find a way of saying the exact same thing. This is better than what I could come up with.
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Postby Tasan » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:51 pm

Ladies don't need to "sue" to get my pants off.


It had to be said.
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Postby Kifle » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:56 pm

Tasan wrote:Ladies don't need to "sue" to get my pants off.


Then call me Sally, mr. beefcake!
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Postby Gormal » Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:31 am

Definitely not an appropriate reason to fire someone. Get one of the black guys to just say nigger and she what happens, then she's got an airtight case!
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Postby Vigis » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:54 am

Nerox tells you 'Good deal, the other tanks I have don't wanna do it, and since your my special suicidal tank i figure you don't mind one bit!'

Alurissi tells you 'aren't you susposed to get sick or something and not beable to make tia so i can go? :P'
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Postby Vigis » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:59 am

Nerox tells you 'Good deal, the other tanks I have don't wanna do it, and since your my special suicidal tank i figure you don't mind one bit!'



Alurissi tells you 'aren't you susposed to get sick or something and not beable to make tia so i can go? :P'
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Postby Corth » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:33 pm

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Re: Worth being fired for?

Postby teflor the ranger » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:23 am

Thilindel wrote:An EMT of 21 years was fired today for this word:


Why use that word when you could just say cheap? Same thing, you know, without the offense and degrading message.
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Postby Dalar » Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:04 am

Shrug, why does Ashiwi write long ass essays in her post w/ random words people rarely use?
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Re: Worth being fired for?

Postby Birile » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:45 pm

teflor the ranger wrote:
Thilindel wrote:An EMT of 21 years was fired today for this word:


Why use that word when you could just say cheap? Same thing, you know, without the offense and degrading message.


Agreed. If she was intelligent enough to know the word and its original meaning, she should have had enough intelligence to know the downfalls of using it in public and, especially, at the workplace. I would hope most intelligent people who know the meaning of this word would also know its relation to the word derived from it and understand the implications. Since most people do not know the meaning of said word and she purportedly did and, in so knowing, didn't see a problem with using the word there is a relatively good chance that she used the word with the purpose of raising ire and being hurtful and either thought she would get away with it or thought she could successfully claim innocence if someone happened to cry foul.
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Postby Tasan » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:50 pm

I'm taking back the word "Porchmonkey".
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Postby teflor the ranger » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:20 am

It's difficult to have to constantly remind people that the First Amendment protects your right to free speech from being taken away from you.

It doesn't protect your job, public opinion of you, your ability to use airborne transporation, or any other priviledge that you have.

Your coworker can say whatever words they want to, but they just might not be employed next week.
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