Thursday, December 06, 2012

One corporation sees the light and the light shines on another.

It's nice to see that the Darden Restaurant chain is finally reconsidering their position on providing health coverage to their hourly workers. Hey guys, your workers shouldn't have to suffer just because you hate president Obama.

"Last month I wrote about restaurants making a stand on President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act stating that they would hit employee and customer pockets if the health care law went into effect in 2014.

Today, the Orlando Business Journal reported that Darden Restaurants – owner of Red Lobster and Olive Garden – has backed away from its idea to cut worker hours to avoid paying for health care under the new law.

The Orlando-based business received national backlash after it experimented with hiring part-time workers in four markets to measure the potential costs of health care. The outcry led to Darden revising their earnings into a downward projection." [Source]

I guess all you Negroes staying out of Red Lobster (that must have been hard) had some effect on the company's bottom line.

Speaking of corporations in America. It looks like yet another company was caught off guard with comments that should have been kept between...ahm,  certain people. (h/t Greg Fuller for this story)

"The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found that the Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal illegally discriminated against a former store manager after one of the company's executives complained about too many black employees at a store in Pennsylvania, according to a New York Times report and an attorney involved in the case.

Citing evidence of racial discrimination, the director of the commission's Philadelphia office found that Wet Seal's "corporate managers have openly stated they wanted employees who had the 'Armani look, were white, had blue eyes, (and were) thin and blond in order to be profitable,'" according to statements from attorneys involved in the case." [Source]

Oh my! We can't have too many "blah" people in one store; it might actually discourage other people from shopping there. I wonder if this is why they are having financial issues.

"Wet Seal released a statement Monday saying the company fully cooperated with the federal agency and has made substantial changes to its equal opportunity policies.

"We demand our employees' full commitment to and compliance with these policies," said Kenneth Seipel, president of The Wet Seal Inc.

"We ask them to think carefully about the meaning and importance of every sentence; to reflect upon whether their words and actions are fully supporting these policies."

Riiiight.





25 comments:

Anonymous said...

"after one of the company's executives complained about too many black employees at a store in Pennsylvania"

IOW, he didn't see anyone he wanted to sexually harass. Most likely.

Montee Balls said...

Looks like Red Lobsters and Olive Gardens are going to be going out of business all over the country. Nobody is going to be paying $40 for spaghetti just so the waitresses can get free birth control pills. Not unless the crab cakes start coming with a happy ending.

Fug dat!

And Wet Seal was probably just trying to be profitable by limiting employee theft. Everybody knows black employees steal like hell.

The government needs to get the hell out people's business. Choice, bitches, choice.

Auster said...

If mainstream conservatives criticize the system of nonwhite racial preferences at all, they do it for the liberally correct reason that it harms its nonwhite beneficiaries (the “soft bigotry of low expectations”), not because it is grossly unjust to whites, not because it degrades all our standards and institutions, and not because it makes us a nation of Orwellian liars who must keep pretending that sub-competent blacks and Hispanics are really entirely competent.

Thus the main thrust of the book Mismatch is that policies intended to aid black and Hispanic students “do more harm than good,” because they result in students’ being admitted to schools for which they are “unprepared” and thus set them up for failure.

In a letter in the December 3 NR, a former history professor at the Naval Academy named John Cauthen, while approving the thesis of Mismatch, shows that the damage wreaked by racial preferences is far worse than any harm it may cause to its beneficiaries:

"All service-academy graduates are commissioned officers in their respective services, and they will lead enlisted personnel, perhaps in combat. Unprepared and incompetent service-academy graduates should be a cause of concern for all Americans, especially parents entrusting their children to recently graduated officers empowered with substantial legal authority. I’ll never forget a midshipman I taught. The midshipman had a combined SAT score of 800: 450 math and 350 English. This individual struggled all semester and could not even cheat effectively: For an assignment on the French Revolution, this person simply Googled “French Revolution” and copied the text at the first link. I failed the student and documented the transgression. But the midshipman was retained."

A society that does things like this—and our society does them across the board—is massively corrupt and heading for a crash.

By the way, I should make clear that undeserved promotions in the military are not limited to nonwhites and women. This perverted system also leads to the advancement of incompetent whites into positions they have no business holding. In keeping with the hypertrophy of privilege that characterizes contemporary America, the U.S. armed forces have become essentially a “perk factory,” greatly expanding the number of general officers and admirals so as to give more people promotions, along with the fantastic privileges, pay, and pensions that come with those positions.

Today’s military is directed at advancing and preserving high officers’ careers, rather than giving them high command—or removing them from high command—based on their demonstrated ability and success or lack thereof. An example that comes immediately to my mind is the way President Bush, after he finally removed the clueless and incompetent George Casey as ground commander in Iraq, rewarded him by making him Army Chief of Staff—the highest position in the Army.

Looking at the across the board dysfunctionality of American institutions in 2012, Affirmative Action has become utterly unaffordable.

naysue said...

Didn't the infamous Abercrombie & Fitch have a similar issue sometime back? I believe their lawsuit had something to do with their keeping black folks off the cash register.

Mr. Jingaling said...

It must have been just a coincidence that unemployment dipped below 8% the month before the election, because now it just shot back up over 8%.

I can't believe this fucking guy is still president.

Four more years. Think about that. America is serving a medium-term prison sentence.

Hope n' Change said...

It's a White House Christmas!

The Other Bell Curve said...

Whites in modern society are freaked out by (and therefore they suppress) the fact that the mean black IQ is one standard deviation below that of whites. But let’s consider the positive side of the ledger: the mean black violence rate is at least one standard deviation above that of whites!

Take the case of Lucius Crawford, a New York man charged with murder this week after police found a 41-year-old woman stabbed nine times in the chest under a sheet on his bed. After he was arrested, Crawford confessed to two unsolved murders of women in 1993. He also, as reported by local CBS News, has a very long record of convictions for stabbing women:

*In 1976, he was released after serving three years in prison for stabbing a woman in Charleston, S.C.

*In 1977, Crawford was sentenced to 24 years in prison for stabbing five women, ages 14 to 28, over a five-day period in Charleston.

*In 1991, just months after his release, Crawford was sentenced to 184 days in jail after being convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

*In 2008, Crawford was released on parole after serving 13 years in prison for attempted murder for stabbing his 31-year-old co-worker 13 times.

Now Crawford with his amazing record is of course not representative of all blacks; I’d say he’s at the far right end of the black violence bell curve. He’s almost (well, not quite almost) as atypical of Negro violence as Einstein is of Caucasian intelligence. However, just as there are no black Einsteins, there are no white Lucius Crawfords. Sure, there are plenty of white savages, white mass murderers, and white serial killers, but I’ve never heard of a white man who stabbed multiple women, was convicted, got out of jail, immediately started stabbing women again, was convicted again, got out of jail, started stabbing women again, and on and on and on. Nor have I ever heard of whites cold-cocking passers-by for no other reason than their race, then kicking the prone and unconscious victim in the head multiple times until he is dead or permanently brain damaged, as Negro thugs are doing repeatedly to whites in this country. Nor have I ever heard of whites behaving quite like the torturer/killers in the Knoxville Atrocity, the details of which I will not repeat here. The right tail of the black violence bell curve is so high, as represented by the likes of Lucius Crawford, the black head-stompers, and the Knoxville Atrocity defendants, because the black mean violence rate is so much higher than that of other groups. Lucius Crawford is prime evidence of black superiority in a notable area of human life: savage violence.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the White folks have a discrimination case at Wet Seal, why are there so many Black Employees and not a representation of society?. There should be no more than 1 f/t and 1 p/t for every 10 employees matching the demands of Negroes more than fairly overmatching the national average of 13% of Negroes. Time to look at Chicago, Atlanta, D.C, schools, healthcare etc for all these cases of discrimination against talented Whites.

Bob said...

Even in franchise restaurants, where the employee turnover can be high just by the nature of the work, it pays to have steady, experienced kitchen & hospitality staff. You retain that staff by treating them well, paying them well, & giving them fair benefits. So many times I've been served lousy food in chain restaurants that I had previously found edible, & been told by the server, "Oh, we have new cook." Well, where the hell is the cook you had last week? Oh, he found another job.

field negro said...

"And Wet Seal was probably just trying to be profitable by limiting employee theft. Everybody knows black employees steal like hell."

Read the article again. The stores with the black managers were actually more profitable.


"The right tail of the black violence bell curve is so high, as represented by the likes of Lucius Crawford, the black head-stompers, and the Knoxville Atrocity defendants, because the black mean violence rate is so much higher than that of other groups. Lucius Crawford is prime evidence of black superiority in a notable area of human life: savage violence."

Don't have the time to respond to this garbage. Maybe you should read up on your history again there, wingnut. I am assuming, of course, that you know how to read. (assuming)

field negro said...

I can't believe this fucking guy is still president.

"Four more years. Think about that. America is serving a medium-term prison sentence."

Relax wingnut.You survived 8 years of Bush.That must have been like serving time on Alcatraz Island.

Francena101 said...

Your blog gives me LIFE! LOL. I am a fan and you do great work, even when we disagree. Kudos!

Konigsberg said...

field negro said...
Relax wingnut.You survived 8 years of Bush.That must have been like serving time on Alcatraz Island.
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Bush was bad, but Obama is a tragedy. Before that, Clinton was a joke, who inherited a boom and whose signature accomplishments were forced on him by a Republican congress. Bush I was mediocre at best.

We haven't had a decent President since Reagan. Like him or not, he reversed the decline of the 70's and made America feel good about being America again.

Obama has been the anti-Reagan. Everything he has done as diminished America economically, militarily, and spiritually. He has risen to power by stoking the resentment of class, gender and racial divisions and the walls he is building between the peoples of this nation will ensure its destruction.

clarice said...

540,000 people dropped out of the labor force last month. Half a million. How is that possible? What the hell is going on?

Anonymous said...

Fn:

How long will you pretend that that inept racist bankster hobama is not 23 trillion times worse than gwb in every way?????

Cc wwiii/Libya/africom/ndaa/hobamacare/taxes/cispa etc

How long???????

Anonymous said...

kudos to big boi!

many rappers see that racist bankster hitler 2.0 hobama!!!

i love this man!

kudos to lupe/lowkey etc

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/12/rapper-big-boi-on-obama-warns-im-not-pro-govt-our-freedoms-are-getting-taken-away/?wwparam=1354894840

Anonymous said...

Boo fcuking hoo, racist white people dumber than Black have such a hard time in Amerikkka.

It's YOUR own damn fault that:

1) There are Blacks more educated than YOU.
2) Earning more money then YOU.
3) With better careers and futures than YOU.
4) More financially stable than YOU.
3) Living in better neighborhoods than YOU
5) Driving better cars than YOU.
6) Living happier lives then YOU.

But it's your mammy's and maternal Uncle's fault and they created YOU.

So get a fcuking education, get a LIFE, then get a job so you can find something better to do all day than post random bullshit on a blog all damn day. Because the time you spend doing that, many of US are getting paid, while increasing OUR bottom line, brightening our already bright futures!

DUMB ASS!!!!!

Dr. Queen's alter ego

Anonymous said...

Wrong, dingaling@10:36 PM. The unemployment rate is at 7.7% as of today.

Dr. A. Cheever said...

Ms. Queen's altered ego said...
So get a fcuking education, get a LIFE, then get a job so you can find something better to do all day than post random bullshit on a blog all damn day
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I have all of those things. You, despite 45 years of "fcuking education" haven't been able to hold a meaningful job or even come up with a realistic LIFE dream. It's long past time for you to have accepted the fact that ghetto trash such as yourself are not going to be attending medical school.

There are many intelligent, high achieving black people in America. You are not one of them.

You will never be a doctor.

Kersey said...

How does Detroit go from one of the greatest cities on the planet to a bankrupt pile of rubble in a generation? Once one of the richest areas of the country, the amount of outside financial aid needed to support the city today is astounding. It is a city that has been re-made in the image of black people. Left to their own devices, black people are incapable of sustaining or maintaining western civilization… or any civilization.

There is nothing left to destroy in 90+ percent black Detroit, for black people lack the creative capacity as a group to provide for their common welfare, let alone maintaining the infrastructure they inherited when they drove whitey away. What Ebony dubbed 'the birth pangs' of a new city" so triumphantly after the riots in 1967 will now be put down by state execution.

RIP Motor City.

BARBBF said...

Guess ObamnCare supporters will have to stop shopping at WalMart now...

Obamacare was sold as legislation that would make health insurance, and health care, more affordable and easier to get. Unfortunately, the exact opposite is proving to be true, with health insurance and health care costs going through the roof.

And now employers, like Walmart, are looking at avoiding the law’s costly mandates by dropping health insurance for previously covered employees.

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, plans to begin denying health insurance to newly hired employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week, according to a copy of the company’s policy obtained by The Huffington Post.

Under the policy, slated to take effect in January, Walmart also reserves the right to eliminate health care coverage for certain workers if their average workweek dips below 30 hours — something that happens with regularity and at the direction of company managers.

Walmart declined to disclose how many of its roughly 1.4 million U.S. workers are vulnerable to losing medical insurance under its new policy.

The left will blame Walmart for this, which will ignore that Obamacare was the impetus for Walmart’s decision. Supporters of Obamacare seem to believe that the law can impose costly new mandates, and that the employment/insurance/health care markets will just sit still for it. But markets are dynamic. New mandates are going to increase the cost of insurance and care. Higher costs for insurance and cares will lead employers to find ways to avoid those costs.

Anonymous said...

"The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found that the Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal illegally discriminated against a former store manager after one of the company's executives complained about too many black employees at a store in Pennsylvania, according to a New York Times report and an attorney involved in the case.

Citing evidence of racial discrimination, the director of the commission's Philadelphia office found that Wet Seal's "corporate managers have openly stated they wanted employees who had the 'Armani look, were white, had blue eyes, (and were) thin and blond in order to be profitable,'" according to statements from attorneys involved in the case." [Source]

So how many Black people did they fire to reverse the discrimination and ensure there was equal opportunity provided for all and not just a forced jobs program for otherwise unemployable blacks?

Dr.Nǚwáng said...

Anyone want to guess how many of the GOP are going to follow the advice of Coulter, LOL??

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/06/ann-coulter-gop-taxes-obama-hannity_n_2249545.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

Anonymous said...

Any reasonable person does not shop where there are a high number of black people present, either as shop staff or customers. This is one of the reasons for the wild success of internet commerce. It assists with the avoidance of certain groups.

Businesses that go 365 Black are on the fast track to bankruptcy.

Anonymous said...

Agree, JC Penney will fall soon for this reason.