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Old 08-21-2006, 06:25 AM
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Okay so I work at Publix as a cashier and it's okay. I'm 25 yrs. old a young black woman who questions everything but in for "Why?" and "Becuase?" way. Well, a few days ago Saturday a customer called that when she came in the store and complained about some black associates were talking , these were her words, n*gger talk,. Okay I do not know who the office staff was who took the complaint but I sure as Hell would've told that use of such language was unneccesary. If this lady, and I use the term lady loosly, was so mad she should've as moms say "used her words". That's not even the kicker I had gotten off work I guess hours befire this happened or something. Cassandra and the other young black kids 16-17 told me the assistant(sp) store mamanger called all the young black kids that worked that day into his office and told them they could not talk ghetto, I feel speak slang would've been a better pharse. He said that a customer called; to complain and said "That some young black males that were baggers were using ni*gger talk." WTF? Now people critisize me for talking "white", don't even ask me what that is but wtf? Seriously there are a ton of people that speak their mind and my manager is a nice guy but I don't think approached this situation right at all even though his been with Publix for over 30 years. I'm pretty pissed b/c the womans compalint was about how they spoke b/c they said "Wuzzup dog". Okay to make matters worse he actually siad what words we shouldn't say. I honsetly though maybe it was b/c sometimes associates curse, you know words slip out. Seriously if it had been adults and not teenagers he'd had to talk to it would've been different.

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Old 08-21-2006, 08:10 AM
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The customer that complained is probably just a bitchy racist who though those baggers where plotting to steal her stupid food or something. Damn woman.

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Old 08-21-2006, 08:13 AM
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It's one thing to speak to customers in an overly familiar way, but to speak to your friends using slang (as long as language is appropriate for public use) then what does that hag care? She was eavesdropping.

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Old 08-21-2006, 08:23 AM
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This lady didn't happen to be a Girl Scout leader, did she?
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Old 08-21-2006, 08:25 AM
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This lady didn't happen to be a Girl Scout leader, did she?
Oh no....

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Old 08-21-2006, 08:27 AM
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Seriously if the woman had said "Oh the baggers were cursing" or something it would've made sense but I believe this same "lady" complianed about the same young men when the guys were at the deli waiting in line. She had heard them speaking to each other and complained to the manager that they were cursing even though other associates said that the boys weren't cursing.

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Old 08-24-2006, 01:28 AM
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It wouldn't be suprising at all if the woman was a liar. A lot of customers seem to enjoy the feeling of power they think they have over employees.
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Old 08-24-2006, 01:57 AM
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I had to read the original post a few times before I got it.
Maybe it was hard to read or i'm suffering from lack of sleep, lol.

Anyway, I don't really know what ghetto speak is to be honest... But I don't see how it was any of that woman's business. She wasn't treated badly in any way from what I read, so what's the big deal?
She's obviously just racist.
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Old 08-24-2006, 04:38 AM
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Around here, "ghetto speak" has the word "fuck" inserted in various places inside a sentence. Not just one instance of that word, but multiple times
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Old 08-24-2006, 04:45 AM
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Ghetto talk is hacked words and alot of cussing. Very much like hick talk.
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