BowflexBrennan
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Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:28 am

So the Manchu Wok Chinese restaurant in my town has a Now Hiring sign. I don't actually want to work there, but lets say I apply, and they don't hire me, can I say that I wasn't hired because I'm white? Now I realize that there may be better candidates, but my resume is pretty good, I've had lots of work experience in many different areas and what not. Anyway, is this a feasible idea, or just a waste of my time and money, because I see it happen all the time, but the other way around, where whites don't hire people of different ethnic backgrounds.
 
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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:32 am

It doesn't take a Chinese person to cook Chinese food... so you would have no case.

You also signify you're a Canadian... we don't do the whole "sue for whatever you can" practice like our American counterparts...  Wink
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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:36 am

Quoting A332 (Reply 1):
It doesn't take a Chinese person to cook Chinese food

There's a Chinese takeaway in the Mall of America. Most of their employees are Hispanic and black.

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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:58 am

"It doesn't take a Chinese person to cook Chinese food"

Yan can cook!
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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:06 am

Quoting BowflexBrennan (Thread starter):
I don't actually want to work there, but lets say I apply, and they don't hire me, can I say that I wasn't hired

Did you get this idea from watching "Seinfeld"?

The relevant episode is called "The Pilot". Elaine applied for a job that she didn't actually want in an attempt to prove they discriminated against small breasted women.

Elaine: "You know what? That's discriminatory. That is unfair. Why should these women have all the advantages? It's not enough they get all the attention from men, they have to get all the waitress jobs, too?"
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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:10 pm

Quoting A332 (Reply 1):
we don't do the whole "sue for whatever you can" practice like our American counterparts

Most Texans (and I assume most Americans) have a real love-hate relationship with lawsuits. Anytime they hear about a lawsuit in the news they usually complain about it and bring up the supposed need for anti-consumer tort reform. But, if anything even remotely unpleasant ever happens to them or anybody they know they nearly always recommend a lawsuit. How screwed up is that?
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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:21 pm

Quoting BowflexBrennan (Thread starter):
I don't actually want to work there, but lets say I apply, and they don't hire me, can I say that I wasn't hired because I'm white?

What an idiot. Do you have anything better to do with your day? You would have to prove that they discriminated against you and I seriously doubt that would be possible unless they actually said it to your face and you had a third party who was there to hear it said as well.

Quoting BowflexBrennan (Thread starter):
Now I realize that there may be better candidates, but my resume is pretty good

Qualifications to cook crappy Chinese food? I think you just need to be breathing. A good resume for a fast food joint...now that's just funny.

Quoting Bobster2 (Reply 4):
The relevant episode is called "The Pilot".

Do remember that the big boobied girls were all daughters of the owner.
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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:49 pm

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 6):

Qualifications to cook crappy Chinese food? I think you just need to be breathing.

Oh it's crap Chinese food alright, I'd just advise you to stay away from it, either eating or working there.
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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:20 pm

Quoting BowflexBrennan (Thread starter):
I don't actually want to work there, but lets say I apply, and they don't hire me, can I say that I wasn't hired because I'm white? Now I realize that there may be better candidates, but my resume is pretty good, I've had lots of work experience in many different areas and what not. Anyway, is this a feasible idea, or just a waste of my time and money,

The latter.

If you don't want to work there, you can't apply in the hope that you'll be rejected so that you can sue them for discrimination.

If you're really out for some money, may I suggest applying for a job in the hope that you will be HIRED.

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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:23 pm

Quoting Mir (Reply 8):

If you're really out for some money, may I suggest applying for a job in the hope that you will be HIRED.

But that would be the right thing to do. That would involve work. The premise of this thread is easy money, I'm not too sure he's willing to do that.
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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:55 pm

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 9):
That would involve work.

Can't have that, now can we? Easy money is what America is all about....  Yeah sure

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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:02 pm

Now that I think about it, the only non-chinese workers I see at chinese restaraunts ARE waiters/waitresses.. Very interesting..

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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:56 pm

What did Manchu ever do to you?

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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:18 pm

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 12):
What did Manchu ever do to you?

signed,

Fumanchewd

 rotfl 



I find the entire thread starter post to be hilarious. . . .

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You wanna apply for a job, hoping you don't get it, so you can sue them because you're a white guy?  crazy 

 rotfl  rotfl  rotfl 

Quoting Mir (Reply 10):
Easy money is what America is all about....  sarcastic 

Almost made it this time Mir . . . the Thread Starter and the person to which this reply pertains are both Canadians . . . .
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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:59 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 13):
the Thread Starter and the person to which this reply pertains are both Canadians

We're just as money crazed as the next Western country, only difference is that it's hard to sue people here, not that it's easy in the States, just that it's quite the challenge here. Anyways, the whole premise of this thread is pathetic.
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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:04 pm

Reminds me of the Attorney who purchased property damage insurance for his expensive cigars. After admittedly smoking them, he filed a claim for loss due to fire.

He won the case because the policy's definition of "Destruction by fire" was vague.

Shortly after the ruling, he was arrested for "Arson".

Dude....PLEASE! Don't waste our time and money.
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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:30 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 13):
the Thread Starter and the person to which this reply pertains are both Canadians

I know, but since that kind of attitude is so present in the US (Canada as well, as Neil says), I mentioned it anyway as a general comment. Should have specified, but whatever.

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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:50 pm

Quoting Mir (Reply 16):
Canada as well, as Neil says

Oh it's here. It's all greed. This Bowflex guy is clearly just looking for some easy coin. But it would cost him way more in lawyers fees than he'd ever get.

There's nothing more to it than looking to get something from nothing. It's sad, there's no work ethic here. He states that he's worked at McDonald's and done landscaping, those are fine jobs, you work and you earn your money, I respect that. All this idea exhibits is pure laziness and greed.
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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:22 pm

Quoting BowflexBrennan (Thread starter):
I've had lots of work experience in many different areas

At such a young age, this also says that you don't stick with anything for very long.

If you want money, go earn it like the rest of us.
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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:26 am

Quoting BowflexBrennan (Thread starter):
So the Manchu Wok Chinese restaurant in my town has a Now Hiring sign. I don't actually want to work there, but lets say I apply, and they don't hire me, can I say that I wasn't hired because I'm white? Now I realize that there may be better candidates, but my resume is pretty good, I've had lots of work experience in many different areas and what not. Anyway, is this a feasible idea, or just a waste of my time and money, because I see it happen all the time, but the other way around, where whites don't hire people of different ethnic backgrounds.

You'll be hearing from my solicitors shortly, I intend to sue you for the damage you've just made me do to my monitor and computer by spitting coffee all over them!

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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:07 pm

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 15):
Reminds me of the Attorney who purchased property damage insurance for his expensive cigars. After admittedly smoking them, he filed a claim for loss due to fire.

He won the case because the policy's definition of "Destruction by fire" was vague.

Shortly after the ruling, he was arrested for "Arson".

Dude....PLEASE! Don't waste our time and money.

It reminds you of an urban legend, in other words?
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RE: Can I Sue Manchu Wok?

Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:36 pm

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 20):
It reminds you of an urban legend, in other words?

I guess you could say that...and did.

Or, we could say that it reminded us of a story about the attorney who...

And there's more!

The subject attorney attempted to jump bail in a stolen 1966 Biscayne by strapping a JATO booster to the roof. After the booster was ignited, the Biscayne went airborne for about 3 miles at 300mph, passed his intended exit ramp and impacted the side of a mountain!

A Mariposa County Sheriff saw the burning wreckage and thought it was an illegal campfire until finding a steering wheel with fingernails embedded into it. After further investigation, the Sheriff determined that it was a case of illegal dumping instead. Mariposa still has a warrant out for the attorney's arrest.

You can find all the facts about it on the internet so it's gotta be true!  sarcastic 
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