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Expensive Prayers

The New York Times:

Like many workers at the meatpacking plant here, Raul A. Garcia, a Mexican-American, has watched with some discomfort as hundreds of Somali immigrants have moved to town in the past couple of years, many of them to fill jobs once held by Latino workers taken away in immigration raids.

This is normal behavior. Any person or group that threatens one's livelihood is not looked upon favorably. Still, the following is quite something:

Mr. Garcia was among more than 1,000 Latino and other workers who protested a decision last month by the plant’s management to cut their work day — and their pay — by 15 minutes to give scores of Somali workers time for evening prayers.

After several days of strikes and disruptions, the plant’s management abandoned the plan.

Can that management get any dumber?

Link via Infidels Are Cool.



No kidding.

I'm amazed over and over when people in charge seem to see no middle ground between "you must" and "you can't".

It's like banning dodge ball. How about let the kids play it that want to, and let the ones who don't want to, do something else. If you want to clock out for 15 minutes to do prayers, go ahead. Otherwise, don't.

Is this too complex?

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