By Anonymous - 21/01/2013 12:48 - United States - Baltimore
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The thing is, good luck proving it. They would have zero evidence to prove their case. This kind of prejudice happens with a lot of jobs... i.e. only hiring attractive ladies at certain bars because they sell more drinks, or teenage girls at clothing stores who are required to wear that brand of clothing. They want employees that can represent their product . I'm in no way saying that this tanning place's actions were okay, but they have a right to show off their product I guess.
I might get thumb down for this but I don't really care.... It's their business, they can hire who ever they want for what ever the reasons they want. If I don't like you, I won't hire you. Period.
I find it funny that I'm supposed to hire you just because you apply. nope. If you don't fit to MY business standards and MY business regulations then you won't be hired. If it's MY business, I get to say whom I want to hire. I find it extremely stupid that people think they are entitled to a job just because you think you qualify.
Skin and body type is important at a tanning salon.. Should fat people be hired as Abercrombie models? They're just as qualified to stand there and wear a product, right? Everyone should be able to be a model, I guess, since having it any other way would be discrimination. If someone runs a business and only hires Canadians, who cares? You have a right to make it public that the salon discriminated against you and you can boycott it along with all your friends, but to sue for this seems absurd to me. Not that I condone what they said, but I don't think it was racist!
I understand racism just fine; lets look at the definition. Racism: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. None of this belief is exhibited by not hiring someone that will most likely make you less money than someone with free advertisement to the perfect tans you can provide. It's simple economics, why would I hire someone who isn't going to make my company as much money just to be politically correct? Affirmative action is a racist practice that makes no sense in the real world. It might not be fair, but business isn't supposed to be fair. You just have to accept that and find a company that will appreciate all you have to offer. :)
161- the point the fml and others here are trying to make is that they turned her away for her skin, which is a load of shit excuse. Let me know when you get turned away for a really petty stupid reason over something you can't control and tell me how it wouldn't piss you off... And if you could sue for racial discrimination, wouldn't you?
177- OP may have been turned away not because of his ethnicity, but purely because of the fact that he wasn't tanned. Just like how Japanese restaurants will usually only hire Japanese people, it would make sense if the manager only wanted certain type of people to work at their store. This could've been just a big misunderstanding
"Skin and body type is important at a tanning salon.. Should fat people be hired as Abercrombie models? They're just as qualified to stand there and wear a product, right?" The difference is that you can't TELL a person that they aren't fit for a job because they're too fat/too black/a woman/whatever. Plenty of bosses are prejudiced, and plenty of people probably get refused jobs based on how they look. But it isn't hard to say "we found a better candidate" or "you aren't quite what we're looking for". Don't tell a person they aren't the right race/gender/religion/etc for the job. That's just asshole-ish and discriminatory.
196 - thank you, exactly...the manager is an idiot IMO, he could have just took OP's job application and said "we'll email you or give you a call or something"...then he could've thrown the resume after OP left...no discrimination or racism But to tell a person "we won't hire you because your skin is too black for a tanning salon" is stupid and unwise and opens the door for lawsuits not to mention racist
Maybe the boss could have been less of an ass.. Either way, I stand by the fact that if you don't meet a business standard, then if they don't hire you just move on. If they are an ass to you, then you probably wouldn't want to work there anyway. Some businesses just need a certain type of people. Like in our family restaurant we don't hire anything but Hispanics because we are a Mexican restaurant who gets mostly Hispanic customers. Plus it's family owned and mostly everyone only speaks spanish so it would be pointless to hire someone who can't communicate with their boss. We won't insult you for not being a certain race, we'll accept your application, we just won't hire you.
Jesus you guys don't get it! Here, ill provide an example: my own work place. If you aren't a girl, cute, flirty, tall/nice body, you don't get to work there as a server. I'm 5'2 130lbs and curvy, I'm not a tall stick like the rest of the girls I work with. My bestfriend who has the same body type as I, over heard our boss saying "some of the girls need to do squats". If I get fired because he decides the next tall girl that walks in to apply is better for his business, I could take him to court. You're right, I shouldn't have things handed to me, but I shouldn't be stripped of them for BULLSHIT reason either.
Is that what they call it now? It beats the hell out of being called African American when you're not even from the US. Bothers me to no end.
'American' means you live in the Americas (North/South). Those damn Yankees just call their country 'America' when it's actually called 'The United States'.
26, The US is called the United States of America, because it is part of North American continent (y'know Canada, the US and Mexico). 22 is correct, American means from the continents of North or South America, however, people from the US are typically the only people who refer to themselves as American. It's just simple geography, really.
African American was used because of all the races, blacks were the only ones really referred to with out a continental home. When People refer to Italian-American, Irish-American, Polish-American, etc. everyone knew where the historical heritage was from. When you're black, you just black and you didn't come from anywhere except multi-generational slavery.
I just have to add a few things about all this labeling. Why do we need to define or label a person by the color of their skin? We all have the same color blood running through us. And most of us eat, piss and shit the same. If we all looked at a person's character instead of their skin, this would be a far better world indeed.
Even if you were tanned what's the big whoop. They sound like morons.
It would be false advertising on their part no matter how much someone tans they'll never get as dark as you
Really 31? Nobody cares on his thread that you posted the same thing after him. Keep it on your thread where it is relevant. On your topic salty, I personally hate when someone plays the race card for most reasons, but here, their excuse was, "we don't hire people with skim like yours". I don't care what race you are, that is discrimination.