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calendar   Wednesday - March 09, 2011

american airlines suck as they screw old employee out of some benefits for being pc incorrect

Damn. No logic and all political correctness.
The UK, where I am?

Not this time.

Try American Airlines (freekin idiots) in the USA. Even there. I HATE this sort of thing. Don’t you?

Here’s a thought people.

American figured, hey. Here’s a chance to save money cos after 55 years we’ll pay more, he’s old so his health will cost us more in benefits, oh woo-hoo.
Lets stitch the old boy up with homophobia or at the least, bad language.  I bet they don’t really care that much that he used the word faggot. And if they did, they are assholes of the very first rank.

War veteran loses his job after 54 years for gay slur he made while DEFENDING homosexual soldiers’ right to serve

By Daily Mail Reporter

Freddy Schmitt, 82, from New York, was told he no longer had a job with AMERICAN AIRLINES after allegedly using the term ‘faggot’ during a workplace session about ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’.

The company said it did not matter that the World War II veteran was defending gay soldiers’ right to serve and that the context of the comment - ‘Back then a faggot coulda saved my life’ - did not change their decision.

Nor did the fact he has a blemish-free employment record, or the pleas from his work colleagues to give ‘Papa Freddy’, as he was known as, another chance.

Co-worker Jack Sullivan said: ‘The guy is like everybody’s father here.’

Mr Schmitt, a baggage crew chief from Brooklyn, said he simply wants the same thing the U.S. Army gave him six decades ago - an honourable discharge.

According to the New York Post, he made the remark in December and was immediately suspended and then fired after two hearings last month.

He said he wishes he could have stayed on until November when he was planning to retire, so he could leave with the milestone under his belt .

‘It would look nice, going out with 55 years. After 54 years, all I want is to go out in good faith,’ he said.

Mr Schmitt is appealing the decision but it could take months, according to union officials.

Under the terms of the firing, Mr Schmitt retains his pension but loses his health benefits and the travel privileges his wife of 45 years, Viola, enjoyed.

Openly gay, lesbian or bisexual people are currently barred from military service.

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ is the policy restricting the United States military personal from efforts to discriminate or harass closeted homosexual or bisexual service members or applicants. The restrictions are mandated by federal law

In 2008, President Obama ordered a full repeal of these laws and pledged again in 2009 to the Human Rights Campaign that the ban would be ended but so far it has not come into effect.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 03/09/2011 at 09:52 AM   
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