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Restaurant Manager Sacked After Refusing to Serve Customer in MAGA Hat

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posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 08:42 AM
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The Story:

- Guy sitting in a restaurant is wearing his MAGA hat.
- Manager of restaurant tells customer to remove his hat.
- Customer refuses...says it's his right to wear it.
- Manager tells customer that he won't be served.
- Customer leaves restaurant.
- Two days later, manager is fired because of the incident.

My Opinion:

- Customer was in the right.
- Manager was wrong, bigotted and intolerant.
- Restaurant owner was correct in firing the manager.

The Article:



A restaurant manager in Canada has been sacked after refusing to serve a man wearing a “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hat.

Darin Hodge, who was manager of Vancouver’s Stanley Park Teahouse restaurant, said he had “absolutely no regrets” over Tuesday’s incident, which saw him lose his job two days later.

The row erupted after he asked the unnamed customer to remove his MAGA baseball cap, which has become a prominent political symbol of Donald Trump’s US presidency.

After the man refused, reportedly saying he had a right to wear the cap, he was told he would not be served, and subsequently left the restaurant.

But the Sequoia Group of Restaurants, which owns the Teahouse, said Mr Hodge’s refusal of service amounted to a violation of the company’s “philosophy of tolerance”.

“Sequoia does not support intolerance of any kind, and it is because of these principles that we cannot discriminate against someone based on their support for the current administration in the United States or any other bona fide political party,” a spokesperson said in a statement.



www.independent.co.uk...


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posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 08:49 AM
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He was willing to be sacked for his actions. OK. That said maybe he can get a job at the Red Hen.


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posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 08:53 AM
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The manager is an irrational moron that turned away business and brought negative attention to the brand.

I wouldnt hire him.


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posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 08:55 AM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
The manager is an irrational moron that turned away business and brought negative attention to the brand.

I wouldnt hire him.


True.
It seems the restaurant had an existing policy of tolerance...which the manager should've known about and adhered to.


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posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT


For every story we hear about, I wonder how many we aren't hearing?


How many subtle acts of discrimination are going on that we never hear about?

How much food is being spit in MAGA wearing people's food?


Where else is this discrimination being done?



posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 08:57 AM
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yup.
see ya

i dont know if there is still the whole we reserve the right to refuse service situation but either way
he was an employee

if he owned the restaurant i might feel differently about it

he is probably gonna rock the house at taco bell


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posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 08:59 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: IAMTAT


For every story we hear about, I wonder how many we aren't hearing?


How many subtle acts of discrimination are going on that we never hear about?

How much food is being spit in MAGA wearing people's food?


Where else is this discrimination being done?



If a manager shows bigotry against you as a customer...it's always a smart idea not to stay for the food.



posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 09:02 AM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
yup.
see ya

i dont know if there is still the whole we reserve the right to refuse service situation but either way
he was an employee

if he owned the restaurant i might feel differently about it

he is probably gonna rock the house at taco bell
well I'm sure if it was just that, then simply this would have been a non story.

However, thanks to this mans stupidity, he had to make it political. As BigFatFurryTexan has said, "...turned business away and brought negative attention" (BigFatFurryTexan et al).

Meh, stupid is as stupid does, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?
edit on 30-6-2018 by Arnie123 because: Heh



posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Well that is one dumb person. I am guessing who ever hired him also dumb. Yea he had every right to act that way but him employers also have every right to fire him.
He has way too much built up aggression to be in any management position.
LOL sucker



posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 09:06 AM
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originally posted by: Arnie123
However, thanks to this mans stupidity, he had to make it political.


He MADE it political? I'd counter that wearing a MAGA hat is political.



posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 09:09 AM
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they are really ramping it up lately defending calls for action, dehumanizing anyone that opposes them and generally speaking be vile disgusting humans

they really do wanna push us into a corner, but I'm ok with that



posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 09:11 AM
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a reply to: intrepid

So isn't a I voted Obama shirt. Nothing to do with serving food.



posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 09:11 AM
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a reply to: Allaroundyou

That doesn't make sense. Why is the guy hiring him dumb? A persons political beliefs is almost on the level of your religous ones and is simply not asked or implied of.

I'm sure nothing ever indicated there was any kind of perceived political aggression from this employee and why should it?

This story is really about TDS. Yes, I know, but it really brings to mind seemingly nice and respectful individuals suddenly turning venomous and acting out of spite from a political stance. Not good at all and if you're acting like that, you're sick.

Yes, any individual that seeks to remove a patron as a result of political afiliation is sick. The only way they could pull it off is if they simply don't make a political scene out of it, like coming up with some fake charge to remove them.

Like I said, stupid is as stupid does.



posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 09:14 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: intrepid

So isn't a I voted Obama shirt. Nothing to do with serving food.


Right. But we're discussing a MAGA hat, not an Obama shirt.



posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: intrepid

Yes, equally political. Or are you disagreeing?



posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

My friend used to work for that group of restaurants. He left because the managers are a bunch of idiots. This isn't surprising. Vancouver has a lot of #ing people like that.
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posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 09:17 AM
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"Triggered" is so yesterday, if you will...

But there's no better word and it's not just describing a reaction these days. it's become a state of mind... a constant reality for the mindless, hypocritical butt-hurt.

clowns!


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posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

People need to make their political statements at the ballot box or other appropriate forums. Wearing clothing that supports your political party is freedom of speech. Refusing service is segregation. Segregation is not the answer for political opposition.

The same progressives that want to be inclusive to those crossing the border want to be segregated from those with different political views. I imagine if all the immagrants were conservative they wouldn't be so progressive about the inclusion of illegal immigrants.

Political hipocrocy.


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posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 09:18 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: intrepid

Yes, equally political. Or are you disagreeing?


No disagreement.


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posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 09:19 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT


If there was a stated dress code with 'no hats' on the policy, which there wasn't, then I can understand, otherwise tough shizz, have fun looking for a new job.



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