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Originally posted by johnb
Ironically over here in the UK when employers phone job agencies looking for temporary staff they almost always now ask for 'non british' workers, this is because they do an honest days work in the main while british kids are so soft they don't know how to work anymore - obviously a sweeping generalisation but you get the idea.
Originally posted by sicklecell
To finish my little on topic/off topic rant i think political correctness is borne out of the desire for everyone to be equal to everyone else.
A nice thought but unfortunately everyone is not equal to everyone else, some people can do what others cant, its just a fact of life.
we are not allowed to ask for black coffee in the canteen we are not to refer to rubbish bags as black bags, even though they wre, but have all changed to green ones now! one bloke at work said 'typical woman, can't make up her mind to his female friend who was choosing in the canteen and he got disciplined because someone who overheard it found it 'offensive'. A trainer away from the class, spoke of a student who broke a laptop by throwing something across the classroom as 'the prat' someone overheard again and complained that it was derofgatory to the student. A civilian member of staff complained that she wasn't 'valued' when someone was looking for a 'police man'( he was trying to clarify a point of law so did need a police officer anyway), but he got in trouble. We are not to refer to the board at the front of class as blackboard or white board it has to be 'penboard'. I could go on and on, but guess where I work? In a police training school. You daren't open your mouth some days-you never know who is listening. We had the 'brainstorming' thing checked out with the epileptic society and they said it was rubbish, so we are allowed to say that one.
Anyone know the History of PC-ness? Where all this comes from? When it started?
The current American culture war, we have found, can be seen as arising from the fact that liberals try to create a morality relying almost exclusively on the Harm/Care and Fairness/Reciprocity foundations; conservatives, especially religious conservatives, use all five foundations, including Ingroup/Loyalty, Authority/Respect, and Purity/Sanctity.
The request -- which has some suppliers furious and others busy re-labeling components -- came after an unidentified worker spotted a videotape machine carrying devices labeled "master" and "slave" and filed a discrimination complaint with the county's Office of Affirmative Action Compliance.
I'm offended by your post, expect to hear from my lawyer.