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Old 06-02-2018, 05:55 PM
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Getting fired for following company policy???

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Two employees of a bakery in Northeast Portland were fired earlier this month for denying a black woman service because the business had closed. The bakery's statement says that even though it does not consider the employees to be racist and that they were following the business's protocol of closing at 9 p.m., they were fired because "sometimes impact outweighs intent." The bakery also says in the statement that the way the employees went about denying the woman service, "lacked sensitivity and understanding of the racial implications at work."

In one statement, "Back To Eden Bakery" says that according to its own surveillance video, a black woman named "Lillian", who is well known in the area as a "professional equity activist", entered at 9:06 p.m., after the bakery's closing time. Employees had also turned off the "Open" sign, but several customers (all white) who had already ordered were still inside. Two other white women who went to the bakery two minutes before "Lillian", and were also informed that the business was closed for the night.
"Back To Eden Bakery" released several public apologies and statements following the incident, before letting the employees go. In one Facebook post, the bakery's co-owner wrote, "We are doing business in a gentrified neighborhood in a racist city within a racist state of a racist country.”

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Cute! 'Merica, what happened!
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Wow, just wow.
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Retail just sucks. It's an unending avalanche of pure garbage. People that wonder into a store minutes before it closes or just after should be tied to a tractor, covered in honey, and dragged through a field of fire ants.
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So bakery employees are now in need of body-cams?

You know.... I've walked in to a couple of places where I was told the kitchen had already closed and they were still serving folks who were seated. It never caused me a melt-down, I just went someplace else.
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Just gonna get worse .
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Originally Posted by Billdo View Post
It's an unending avalanche of pure garbage. People that wonder into a store minutes before it closes or just after should be tied to a tractor and dragged through a field.
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Wow, just wow.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post

PORTLAND, Ore. — ...In one Facebook post, the bakery's co-owner wrote, "We are doing business in a gentrified neighborhood in a racist city within a racist state of a racist country.”
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...in a racist world. Every inch of it.
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So, according to the business statement, the employees should have considered the racial implications or in other words, certain races get preferential treatment to avoid trouble. I'm shocked.
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Originally Posted by SeaBoss21 View Post
So, according to the business statement, the employees should have considered the racial implications or in other words, certain races get preferential treatment to avoid trouble. I'm shocked.
yep, and that in itself is racist or racism.
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When I get mistreated and offended, no one gives a damn. When other people get mistreated and offended, it's national news.
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I hope the employees are so traumatized by their firing that they can never work again. And file a lawsuit against the store. It seems business are keeping their face by throwing employees under the bus.
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Originally Posted by Clueless Liberal Baker
"We are doing business in a gentrified neighborhood in a racist city within a racist state of a racist country.”
This person is their own problem . These people are so over the top trying to "out liberal progressive" each other everyday . It will only get better when it gets so bad that they realize they can't trust their own ilk . Sadly they also seem to be slow learners .
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If true, wonder how this policy will be outlined in the company hand book?

How will the bakery respond on FB, if the white women file a discrimination lawsuit.
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Originally Posted by BlueRudy View Post
So bakery employees are now in need of body-cams?

You know.... I've walked in to a couple of places where I was told the kitchen had already closed and they were still serving folks who were seated. It never caused me a melt-down, I just went someplace else.
obviously your white...
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"lacked sensitivity and understanding of the racial implications at work."

SUCH HORSESHI....! THAT explains a VERY COMMON situation with many "problems" as they relate to white/black relations today. Whites are supposed to treat blacks differently at every turn?

But then HOW would that truly be "EQUAL"???
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I don't feel like going to banned camp.

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PORTLAND, Ore.

Northeast Portland

denying a black woman service

"sometimes impact outweighs intent."

'lacked sensitivity and understanding of the racial implications at work."

"professional equity activist"

"We are doing business in a gentrified neighborhood in a racist city within a racist state of a racist country.”

the employees were fired because the woman and the "clamoring public" demanded they be fired.

the bakery admitted that the employees did not necessarily do anything wrong

"this is more about how a black woman was made to feel"

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Who’s ordering baked goods at 9 PM ? HMMMM...Is pot legal there?
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