Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Take It Off

A good bit of news I noticed, turns out the woman who refused to take off her crucifix whilst working as a nurse has lost her appeal against discrimination in the workplace. She claimed being told to take off the crucifix 'offended her religion'. Personally, I couldn't give two shits if it offended your religion, rules are rules and you can't get out of them because your particular invisible friend might get upset.

The reason hospital staff can't wear necklaces is that some patients may grab them and hurt the staff, the hospital even compromised and said she could wear it so long as it was taped down so that it couldn't be grabbed. I did think this was good news for common sense when she had her appeal rejected, until I read the last line. 'Mrs Chaplin ... said she would continue to wear her crucifix on duty.' What an idiot.

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