Differences

By Anonymous - 17/06/2014 15:28 - United States - Saint Louis

Today, I almost got written up for insubordination by my boss. All I did was explain to him that I couldn't help a tourist out because I speak Japanese, not Korean, and that it's not in fact "the same Asian shit" as he seemed to think. FML
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You deserved it 3 323

Same thing different taste

Comments

jad0016 12

Idiot doesn't even begin to describe his amount of stupidity.

cdawg69 10

depending on where you live, they have laws that prohibit and punish that kind of behavior.

8313girl 28

Yeah your boss sounds ignorant and racist. You don't have anyone above him that you can report that incident too.

Well, your boss is kind of racist, isn't he?

Brody_Generico 7

There is a difference between ignorance and racism and this was on the ignorant side.

That's beyond ignorance to be honest. It's flat out stupidity. Ok, we can't know everything, and everybody makes mistakes, but ignorance shouldn't be an excuse for douche-canoes like this. Not knowing how to differenciate between Japanese and Korean people is ok, because not everybody can, but saying "the same Asian shit"? That's crossing the line.

Wow thats so rude. If someone cant respect their employes then they dont really need to be in charge. Sorry you have to work under someone like that OP, hopefully it will get better.

zebrainthenight 13

I don't understand why this comment is getting down voted... Is there some secret code or something that tells the hello kitty gang when to down vote a certain comment?

yellowzinnias 20

What a twat,inconsiderate and a discriminative twat

Can you not threaten action against him for racial prejudice? You don't need to take that shit from any employer.

Llama_Face89 33

We don't actually know that OP is Japanese, just that they speak Japanese.

91hayek 31

People are hilariously ignorant; "Do you speak Asian?" "How do you say that in Indian?" "Do you speak African?" "They were speaking Mexican" FYL OP it seems the more educated and informed you are the more you get blamed when things go wrong.

Or my personal favourite, "I only speak American."

Llama_Face89 33

Or the best one I've ever encountered:"I'd like to tour Europe one day, but I don't speak British."

Hoe can your boss not know the difference between Korean and Japanese? Your boss is a racist prick

Which precisely makes him racist. In nz, we have all Asian cultures. It's excusable to ask someone where they're from if you're unsure (or even guess), but inexcusable to state all Asians are the same. That's the 90's racism we have grown passed.

Brody_Generico 7

He never said he hates anyone just ignorant.. Learn the term racism

racism = the belief that one race is better than all others. he didn't do anything racist, only ignorant