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Walmart employee forced to wear yellow vest after telling boss he's gay

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posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 01:45 PM
I sense discrimination in some of the posters here. Why are some people assuming that the "victim" is telling the truth? No one else at Wal-Mart wears a yellow vest? So this guy is saying anyone that works at Wal-Mart wearing a yellow vest is somehow being put down? Or is he saying no one else wears a yellow vest and the store went out of its way to get him one?

Let me just say my thoughts: Approached him about his sexuality means: manager and employee are chatting, employee talks in real flamboyant voice and with flamboyant gestures. Employee says he went to a gay bar, manager says oh you're gay? I had no idea.

Alienated from other employees with a yellow vest means: cart collector quits, manager asks employee if he can work cart collecting. Employee obliges. Employee is outside by himself. Other employees are too busy working to chit-chat. Possibly gay employee's advances are turned down. Employee overreacts, embelishes story with drama convinces himself of his own delusions and sues.

posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 02:09 PM

Originally posted by fleetlord
This reminds me of the story where the Nazis made Jewish people wear a yellow star of david somewhere on their person. Yes, thats right, I just compared Nazis to Wal-mart. And on this issue, I am not seeing many differences...

The Nazis issued a pink triangle for gay people to be worn on the breast of a jacket or as an armband.

These people were sent to camps as well. Many died there.

While I find this whole thing disgusting, it's one thing to discriminate like this, it's another to compare it to the Nazis and the horror they unleashed upon humanity. None the less, I get your point, it is this kind of madness that we should all be fighting against.

[edit on 21-6-2010 by Lunatic Pandora]

posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 02:18 PM
reply to post by thedarklingthrush

I agree that a company culture can and will dictate how often they are involved in litigation. If the top people do not show respect and enforce respect for those on the bottom, the middle managers will usually do the same. Generally, it comes down to the individual manager and their compassion toward employees. However, occasionally a company gets a bad manager that works their A-- off and the top guy loves that, but never realizes what an A-- the guy is.

posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 02:30 PM

Originally posted by andy1033
reply to post by getreadyalready

I am in london uk, so do not know what walmart is like, i was talking from uk perspective.

I know lots may be able to live a life, but i wasn't, and if this is true that guy was not.

You have a problem with a bloke that is wronged bringing those wrongs out to public eye?

I have no problem with him bringing it out "if" he was wronged. That is a big IF. Like I said, there certainly our still hateful people out there, and this may have been a legitimate case, but by and large it is usually a bad employee grasping at any political correct way to make a stand.

If I were fired from my government job, I could easily file paperwork claiming any 1 of 100 things that I could justify in my own mind and give lopsided narratives about to support my position. I could cause many headaches, and eventually I would probably get some money to shut me up and save the state the expense and exposure from a lawsuit.

My brother and I were talking at lunch today. He offered to come to my job, get in an argument and let me beat him up, then we could both sue the state! Literally! I could let him in the back secure door by my office, we could argue, we could fight, and we could both legitimately sue and WIN! A state employee attacking a consumer on state grounds is an easy case and a state employee being attacked inside a secure building is another easy case! RIDICULOUS!

My apologies if this turns out to be a real deal, but 99% of them are exaggerations!

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