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#1    ExpandMyMind

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

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An Australian supermarket's cleaning firm has sparked outrage by posting an advert for staff that stipulated: "No Indians or Asians please."
The advert, posted on the Gumtree website, appealed for cleaners at a Coles supermarket in Hobart.
The authorities say they are investigating for race discrimination.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-asia-19404379


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:04 PM

They have likely broken the law and definitely lost their contract with Coles who would have moved to dissassociate themselves with this immediately.  Like most firms, they would advertise themselves as an "equal opportunity employer".

Way to trash your cleaning business :whistle:

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:35 PM

Meh.. nobody complains when the Ads say "No Cowboys!".  :(


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:22 PM

Could it be they weren't being racist, but were trying to encourage Australian citizens to apply?  Not that I'm trying to excuse thier poor taste but it may have been a case of nationalism rather than racism.


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:05 PM

Whoever's in charge of the advertising will have a lot of explaining to do haha.

I'm not agreeing with the topic but a lot of Asian and Italian building companies openly say they don't hire Australians, and no one kicks up a fuss.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:13 PM

regardless of how anyone else feels about it, the company should have the right to hire who they want. if they lose a contract because of their hiring policies then thats their problem.


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:54 PM

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The authorities say they are investigating for race discrimination.
political correctness is assuring you, a turd can be picked up by the clean end.

are these the same authorities that shipped off all our jobs and industries to those parts of the world... because they work for peanuts?

you can't have things both ways..

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:28 AM

It has nothing to with racism, it has to do with personal experience and bias. One fellow got in quite some trouble only a few months back when he went looking for Bricklayers and advertised  "no Irish" He had a string of Irish men whom he hired as bricklayers he found unsatisfactory, what his ignorance hides from him is that is not the country that is the problem, it is the individual. He would have made more headway if hed contacted a HR professional and sought instruction with his interview practises. I would say that fellow let himself down, and I think it might be the same case here. A persons own ignorance leads them to ignore those around him. I could see this being a similar situation.

Like he can talk anyways, he is from Tassie! Land of the Two Heads LOL (In-joke in Oz, no offence intended)

LINK - Perth bricklayer under fire over Gumtree ban on Irish workers

Edited by psyche101, 06 September 2012 - 05:40 AM.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:35 AM

I recall a message board outside a supermarket owned by Indians not far from me, offering rooms to let......."must be Punjabi ". :o  I'm sure if it said "must be WASP" it would have made the six o'clock news. That message was there for weeks. I am sure the explanation would have started with "we are not racists, but...."

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:03 PM

View PostHabitat, on 06 September 2012 - 05:35 AM, said:

I recall a message board outside a supermarket owned by Indians not far from me, offering rooms to let......."must be Punjabi ". :o  I'm sure if it said "must be WASP" it would have made the six o'clock news. That message was there for weeks. I am sure the explanation would have started with "we are not racists, but...."

I laugh at the same sort of things on a weekly basis.  We have *Indian and *Pakistani folk in our community who'd make the KKK feel guilty for maybe going a wee bit too far.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:06 PM

Psyche.. i think you just revived my faith in humanity?

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:39 PM

View PostOverSword, on 29 August 2012 - 02:22 PM, said:

Could it be they weren't being racist, but were trying to encourage Australian citizens to apply?  Not that I'm trying to excuse thier poor taste but it may have been a case of nationalism rather than racism.
ya i guess but if you live somewhere (legally of course) you should be considered Australian or american or what ever the country.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:07 AM

View Postunit, on 06 September 2012 - 01:06 PM, said:

Psyche.. i think you just revived my faith in humanity?

I take that as a huge honor. Thank you.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:08 AM

View Postnotoverrated, on 06 September 2012 - 04:39 PM, said:

ya i guess but if you live somewhere (legally of course) you should be considered Australian or american or what ever the country.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:14 AM

Personally I don't see any problem with them specifically saying "no (insert race here)". A majority of people seriously need to get a grip.





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