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"If he didn't do anything wrong why did he apologise?"
pat on the bottom instead
it seems to have sailed as close as it's possible to get to state conspiracy (you're probably right about this needing its own thread).
*leaves thread, puts hood up, starts to run*
Get him girls!
`Nonetheless I would like to apologise unreservedly for anything that could be or may have been construed as inappropriate behaviour on my part.`
Might as well not bother if you're going to frame it like that.
thing we are all thinking is, was the lady fit?
and recover her resting pulse-rate with surprising celerity
Comment by lobrio:
"And still there are numerous leftwingers that will bang on about how foreigners arriving here in their thousands, will enrich the land and raise the intellect of Britain ! "
No one irons towels!
but I have a friend who irons tea towels and dish cloths
But rather a breach of a court injunction.
happens at least once a week, it's always customers having a bit of a grope.
never work at a bar, people
not upon women to be forced to cut their employment options
did you complain to the management for not enforcing the law? should do if not
one of my co-workers was grabbed by the neck and the bloke threatened to strangle her the other week. one blokes asked me if i'd be interested in a good fucking, and another groped my boobs and asked if free sex was part of my job description.
most often the offenders get away. we've got cctv but they don't deem anything appropriate to chase up because it's 'not like you were raped'. they see arse grabbing as part and parcel of our contracts.
the most they do is take names and ban, but that's rarely the case. if we have table bookings then obviously it's a bit easier but that only accounts for one person per bookings, with bookings counting for approximately 10% of our customers.
they didn't even take action over your co-worker being throttled? What the fuck.
chances are not all of the door staff saw him, so depending on who's working and about when he fancies his chances he can get back in.
he should be arrested for assault for a fucking start. What a horrible world we live in.
use it if they lay a finger
better that than you quitting and some other woman being plunged into the same fate
just take it with you and go nuts
a propos of nothing, capsaicin is one of my favourite words. exquisite.
Bunch of cunts.
and yet there hasn't been a widescale crackdown.
how much proper action has actually been taken against bar proprietors or managers over this kind of thing?
and the next day the wall is still there
Most of them like it.
They should take it as a sign that colleagues are noticing them doing their jobs well.
Stop suppressing me because I have a vagina, you pig.
That's all I deleted.
SO SHUT IT!
Easily the shittest DiSer.
Good work, Teho.
for trying out your B material
I just didn't like how it left incandenza_ looking like everyone hated him for a random post.
In the walls of the cubicle there were three orifices. To the right of the speakwrite, a small pneumatic tube for written messages, to the left, a larger one for newspapers; and in the side wall, within easy reach of Winston's arm, a large oblong slit protected by a wire grating. This last was for the disposal of waste paper. Similar slits existed in thousands or tens of thousands throughout the building, not only in every room but at short intervals in every corridor. For some reason they were nicknamed memory holes. When one knew that any document was due for destruction, or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was an automatic action to lift the flap of the nearest memory hole and drop it in, whereupon it would be whirled away on a current of warm air to the enormous furnaces which were hidden somewhere in the recesses of the building.
I thought I'd hit two birds with one stone by ruining CG's thread.
That would ruin his threads pretty good.
so that happened.
can't say I'll miss him.
who did he used to be, Theo?
He was just some dude. Parsefone deleted him.
unless there is either a mutual sexy feeling or a mutual jokey understanding.
If a really shit, obvious wind-up merchant manages to get a few rises or replies, who represents the real problem?
1) The cliched comedy lefty trying so hard to be 'right on' and claim the moral high ground that they end looking ridiculous through hyperbole.
2) A wider problem (not just a Labour probhlem, though they're the worst cuplprits) of 'demanding' anyone stand down for even the most minor infractions. It's why so many of our politicians are so boring and detached. The next Facebook Generation of MPs are gonna be fucked if this approach continues.
democracy should stand down
your argument seems to be that because no formal complaint was made, no issue exists. and you come back in here after people have posted their first hand experiences of sexual harassment, with explanations on how complaints are dealt with and why they don't get made, and carry on trolling. pretty low.
also, separately, you talk about the culture of apologising as some kind of Labour contrivance. the only politician i can think of (i'm sure there are others, but i genuinely don't know any) who's refused to make an apology when there's outcry like this is Ken Livingstone, when he compared a journalist to a nazi. and ken livingstone is pretty Labour.
Am I denying work place harrassment goes on? Nope. Am I saying that there are different levels of harrassment that should have different repurcussions? Yes.
An isolated pat on the bottom (even if it formally complained about) is not molestation nor a serious incident, and nor should it lead to a sacking or resignation. It's a minor infraction which, if raised, should be dealt with through HR processes, not by the baying mob.
But it's a moot point anyway. The discussion is about a punishment fitting a crime. On this front, the London Labour Party leader's judgement is way off.
so it's not moot at all.
and you know full well that all politicans consistent score points, and someone saying that their rival should stand down is not the same thing as them thinking what they done should lead to someone losing their job.
however, i think it's untenable for someone with such influence on crime policy should be sexually harassing women and not even giving a real apology when they're called up on it. or denying it when they're innocent.
you're saying the punishment should fit the crime, then denying the crime despite it quite clearly being a case of molestation & sexual harassment
so your opinion is questionable to say the least and is irrelevant
if you want to say that you think that males in positions of power should be afforded the odd grope now and again without fear of reappraisal then go ahead and say it
even the girls join in. Oh and that's with the food menu's by the way.
if you pat all sexes on the rear in equal measure for a job well done?