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Old 09-29-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: mass
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Why would there be a problem with this?

there are 700 people who are going to ask for the day off. Come on, 700. About 60% of the workers. And the rest are probably MOSTLY Christian, getting Christmas day off. So what is the problem here? You are concerned about the small percentage of employees who are not christian or muslim? Tyson could give those individuals their holy days off, with pay. They don't need to close the whole plant and give everyone the day off because a minute percentage is celebrating a religious holiday.

running a plant w/60% of your employees missing, now that is another story.

And the prayer room? For all we know it is a closet. They only need it because for them prayer is at specific times, and it is done in specific ways. So you cannot compare their prayer to the prayer of a Christian, they are just done totally differently.

When Christmas is not a day off for 90% of the population, then we can make a big deal about this issue.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:09 PM
 
Location: mass
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OK, had to come back to this for a minute.

They are closing CONGRESS in the MIDDLE of the biggest financial crisis facing the nation since the depression for.......

A JEWISH holiday, celebrated by 8% of our Congressmen/women.

Hmmmmm........................... Let's digest that one before we go on about the chicken factory giving a day off for religious reasons to 700ppl, or 60% of the workforce.
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Junius Heights
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OK, had to come back to this for a minute.

They are closing CONGRESS in the MIDDLE of the biggest financial crisis facing the nation since the depression for.......

A JEWISH holiday, celebrated by 8% of our Congressmen/women.

Hmmmmm........................... Let's digest that one before we go on about the chicken factory giving a day off for religious reasons to 700ppl, or 60% of the workforce.
Probably a good thing. Not for religious reasons, but seems like a cooling off period might help things.
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