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Old 03-03-2011, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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Sears Employees Told Not to Speak Spanish - Fox News Latino

If you want to speak Spanish, speak it at HOME, or when you get a caller who speaks it, NOT when conversing with your co-workers.

When are these "Latinos" going to learn that it is RUDE!
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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That makes sense. Might be controversial to some though.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Here
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Que?
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:24 PM
 
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I think that is not legal... just a thought
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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I think that is not legal... just a thought
cite?
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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I thnik its as legal as requiring you to speak spanish really.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:28 PM
 
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I think that is not legal... just a thought
Well neither is being an illegal alien, but that doesnt stop them does it?
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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That is Sears' decision to make. If they lose business over it, that's what makes America great--we can choose to support a business or not.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:36 PM
 
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That is Sears' decision to make.
Thank you. Something tells me that no matter how long this thread runs on, few if any other posters are going to bring this up. When you go to work for a company, you follow their rules. And if you don't like it...well, I'm sure there must be someone else out there who'd appreciate the opportunity for employment.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:40 PM
 
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After reading the story and watching the video (much of which was directly quoted in the story), I'd say it was just a miscommunication. Sears' policy doesn't seem to directly forbid people speaking in other languages, but the trainer perhaps did not express her need clearly when she asked the trainees to speak English for her. They interpreted her request to mean that the company didn't want them speaking Spanish, when, in reality, she just wanted them speaking English so that she could understand everything in the session.

And, anyway, this is in San Antonio, TX - there are LOTS of Spanish-speakers there, Anglo and Latino. If you want to have a private conversation in front of others by using a foreign language in San Antonio, I'd suggest Japanese or Polish, maybe. Too many people know Spanish.
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