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Forum: Canada
May 27th 2015, 1:22 am
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

I think you will find that mix everywhere - not just Calgary...people are people the world over.

What's that Nietzsche quote, “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does...
Forum: Canada
Apr 30th 2015, 3:57 am
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

Time for some Rumi:

Only Breath

Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu
Buddhist, sufi, or zen. Not any religion

or cultural system. I am not from the East
or the West, not out of the...
Forum: Canada
Apr 26th 2015, 3:43 pm
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

Use of the word as an adjective is definitely more common
Forum: Canada
Apr 26th 2015, 5:06 am
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

caretaker, you are right.

I take what I said above back - typical cynicism and distrust, like most of the people around me.

Sorry, OP.
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Forum: Canada
Apr 26th 2015, 5:01 am
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

The words defensive and angry did come to mind re: some of the refutations.

I do agree that the letter sounds inauthentic, but the whole thread got messed up with the overly aggressive attacks, so...
Forum: Canada
Apr 26th 2015, 4:55 am
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

Considering that your only other contribution on this thread as a super moderator was to fan the fires, I'm not really interested explaining a basic word to you. Try the dictionary maybe.
Forum: Canada
Apr 25th 2015, 10:47 pm
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

Ridiculous for you maybe, are you an ethnic or do you use a foreign name? Like Xiao Wei or Abdalla Mustafa or Amit Kallayil?

Agree that race is not the issue here, but to say asking about...
Forum: Canada
Apr 25th 2015, 10:45 pm
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

And Aviator, and Jonboy etc etc.
Forum: Canada
Apr 25th 2015, 10:44 pm
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

What PP said.
Forum: Canada
Apr 25th 2015, 5:19 pm
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

Hi and welcome to these friendly expat boards ;)

More seriously, you don't have to explain yourself away - I never took your first post as offensive but maybe that is just me

FWIW maybe you...
Forum: Canada
Apr 25th 2015, 5:18 pm
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

I think you will find that Dorothy, not2old, Zoe (a friend), were quite confrontational first in their responses. That probably was a contributing factor.

Not as an excuse, but hey guys, come on -...
Forum: Canada
Apr 25th 2015, 4:43 pm
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

Maybe she just didn't gramatically position it

No racism, but maybe there is such a thing as overkill .. ?
Forum: Canada
Apr 25th 2015, 4:36 pm
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

Hey Nuckynoo

Don't worry: these people are actually quite decent, I think you may have just nudged a few people the wrong way as they think you are implying that.

So regardless, clear the air,...
Forum: Canada
Apr 25th 2015, 4:32 pm
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

I'm surprised how many people here think that racism is a NON issue.

I think that most people are actually subconsciously discriminating against people nearly all the time - clothes, status,...
Forum: Canada
Apr 25th 2015, 4:25 pm
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

Stop it, will you?

She asked because she heard it from someone and she took it here for feedback.

I think many here could have explained another perspective without jumping down her throat. And...
Forum: Canada
Apr 24th 2015, 6:51 am
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

I have some opinions on Canadian work culture, but at least where I hover, racism is not a specific one - i.e. I have seen many ethnicities in many companies - I think it would help to not have...
Forum: Canada
Apr 24th 2015, 6:46 am
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

FL - Does a PNP support letter entitle someone to work in Canada? On an open or closed work permit?

Sorry (off topic)
Forum: Canada
Apr 24th 2015, 6:45 am
Replies: 192
Views: 14,500
Posted By dishwashing

Re: Racist Employers

Yes, let's use the OP's question and thread as an excuse to elevate ourselves whilst putting another down .. no, don't be shy about it !!!! :blink:
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