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Old Jul 9th 2009, 3:13 pm
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http://www.arabianbusiness.com/56126...-for-labourers

I'm suprised this didn't get a run on BE earlier.
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Old Jul 9th 2009, 3:20 pm
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I thought the labourers banned from shopping centre in Al Ain news item was much more shocking..
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Old Jul 9th 2009, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by spart View Post
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/56126...-for-labourers

I'm suprised this didn't get a run on BE earlier.
'They have been accused of staring and taking photographs of women, falling asleep on benches, even driving a truck into the entrance of the mall.'

Sounds like Sunderland.
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The bit about using the rear entrance near Carrefour is shocking.

"Yes, we want cheap labour, but we don't want to see it or interact with it."

Ladies and gentlemen, segregation and apartheid are alive and well in 2009.
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Old Jul 9th 2009, 5:01 pm
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The bit about using the rear entrance near Carrefour is shocking.

"Yes, we want cheap labour, but we don't want to see it or interact with it."

Ladies and gentlemen, segregation and apartheid are alive and well in 2009.
bunch of TWATS.
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I love the paradox and irony of real life...I bloody love it...
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Originally Posted by littlejimmy View Post
The bit about using the rear entrance near Carrefour is shocking.

"Yes, we want cheap labour, but we don't want to see it or interact with it."

Ladies and gentlemen, segregation and apartheid are alive and well in 2009.
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bunch of TWATS.
Would both of you be happy to share a cab with a labourer, or go into a toilet which is used by a labourer, or, go to McDonalds and sit down and have lunch with a labourer???

I know I wouldn't and i am pretty sure none of you would...

Hence I don't see why we get upset and angry at such a subject...

The issue is labourers coming into shopping malls, would we go to a labourer's shopping mall and hang around there, Grand Shopping Mall in Al Quoz is an example, without running out of there within 3 minutes???

I don't think so...
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Would both of you be happy to share a cab with a labourer, or go into a toilet which is used by a labourer, or, go to McDonalds and sit down and have lunch with a labourer???

I know I wouldn't and i am pretty sure none of you would...

Hence I don't see why we get upset and angry at such a subject...

The issue is labourers coming into shopping malls, would we go to a labourer's shopping mall and hang around there, Grand Shopping Mall in Al Quoz is an example, without running out of there within 3 minutes???

I don't think so...
Great Mall that, was there the other week with my neighbour
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Originally Posted by Confucius View Post
Would both of you be happy to share a cab with a labourer, or go into a toilet which is used by a labourer, or, go to McDonalds and sit down and have lunch with a labourer???

I know I wouldn't and i am pretty sure none of you would...

Hence I don't see why we get upset and angry at such a subject...

The issue is labourers coming into shopping malls, would we go to a labourer's shopping mall and hang around there, Grand Shopping Mall in Al Quoz is an example, without running out of there within 3 minutes???

I don't think so...
omg, i'm actually speechless...these are human beings you are talking about, not "things"...

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
omg, i'm actually speechless...these are human beings you are talking about, not "things"...

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Elaborate further so that I can defend my point of view...
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Originally Posted by Confucius View Post
Elaborate further so that I can defend my point of view...
your view was quite clear...and we will never see eye to eye so no point wasting my breath...

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
your view was quite clear...and we will never see eye to eye so no point wasting my breath...

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No...You should waste your breath...

Would you do the having lunch/mall visit/share a cab/etc with a labourer???

I will shut up if you would...
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No...You should waste your breath...

Would you do the having lunch/mall visit/share a cab/etc with a labourer???

I will shut up if you would...
but that's not a valid argument...i wouldn't have lunch with/share a cab with any random guy whoever he was...but would i mind if they sat next to me in a restaurant or whatever, no, i wouldn't...and as for them just going to a mall, geez, it beggars belief that they have been banned...

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
but that's not a valid argument...i wouldn't have lunch with/share a cab with any random guy whoever he was...but would i mind if they sat next to me in a restaurant or whatever, no, i wouldn't...and as for them just going to a mall, geez, it beggars belief that they have been banned...

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Those were just examples of situations from the back of my mind...

I do also fight for the rights of labourers, any profession for that matter, my argument is that we all get upset when a group of people is mistreated, yet we don't personally put members of that group in equal terms with ourselves...
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Those were just examples of situations from the back of my mind...

I do also fight for the rights of labourers, any profession for that matter, my argument is that we all get upset when a group of people is mistreated, yet we don't personally put members of that group in equal terms with ourselves...
but how would you do that...you don't mix in the same circles so it's not like it would happen...but i don't see any reason to exclude them from situations where they are in the same "space"...ie in the mall...

bloody hell if this was in the uk the press would have had a field day...

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