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Why holding a door open for a woman could get you sacked for

Postby Dax » 14 Jan 2019, 08:29

"Why holding a door open for a woman could get you sacked for sex harassment: One of the startling conclusions from a TV documentary which left Alison Kervin fearful for her son when he starts work"

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... sment.html

This is what political correctness has brought us and gives us a good idea of what a diabolical future is in store, as the sexes separate and social disorder reigns.
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Re: Why holding a door open for a woman could get you sacked

Postby Texan » 14 Jan 2019, 09:21

I've been married to the same woman for 27 years and I open her door for her constantly, so I'm not a current authority on sexual harassment. I open doors for ladies at church every week. I've never had any complaints. Texas may not be as PC as the rest of America or especially Europe.

Guys open doors for each other here. It's not a sexual thing. It's manners in a public place. If I approach a door at the same time as a stranger, man or woman, I usually open the door for them and follow. Others do the same for me daily. Welcome to Texas. If I am 3 or 4 seconds ahead of someone, I'll start through the door and hold it open until they catch up so that I don't slam the door in their face at a minimum.
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Re: Why holding a door open for a woman could get you sacked

Postby Miranda » 14 Jan 2019, 09:36

Anyone who dares to open the door for me is thanked with a smile. When I do it for others of any gender I get the same response.
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Re: Why holding a door open for a woman could get you sacked

Postby SethBullock » 14 Jan 2019, 11:04

Texan wrote:I've been married to the same woman for 27 years and I open her door for her constantly, so I'm not a current authority on sexual harassment. I open doors for ladies at church every week. I've never had any complaints. Texas may not be as PC as the rest of America or especially Europe.

Guys open doors for each other here. It's not a sexual thing. It's manners in a public place. If I approach a door at the same time as a stranger, man or woman, I usually open the door for them and follow. Others do the same for me daily. Welcome to Texas. If I am 3 or 4 seconds ahead of someone, I'll start through the door and hold it open until they catch up so that I don't slam the door in their face at a minimum.


Same here, Texan. If I'm leading the way through a door, I'll hold it open for whoever is right behind me, man or woman. It's just courtesy. And people do the same for me.
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Re: Why holding a door open for a woman could get you sacked

Postby greggerypeccary » 14 Jan 2019, 11:09

SethBullock wrote:
Texan wrote:I've been married to the same woman for 27 years and I open her door for her constantly, so I'm not a current authority on sexual harassment. I open doors for ladies at church every week. I've never had any complaints. Texas may not be as PC as the rest of America or especially Europe.

Guys open doors for each other here. It's not a sexual thing. It's manners in a public place. If I approach a door at the same time as a stranger, man or woman, I usually open the door for them and follow. Others do the same for me daily. Welcome to Texas. If I am 3 or 4 seconds ahead of someone, I'll start through the door and hold it open until they catch up so that I don't slam the door in their face at a minimum.


Same here, Texan. If I'm leading the way through a door, I'll hold it open for whoever is right behind me, man or woman. It's just courtesy. And people do the same for me.


Ditto.
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Re: Why holding a door open for a woman could get you sacked

Postby Dax » 14 Jan 2019, 11:45

Seems none of you have read the article, which is typical, that's just the headline and like others, I open doors for everyone. If you'd read it, they are claiming making comments like nice shoes, like your dress or shirt, you look good, or any thing else regarding compliments, is now classed as sexual harassment in the eyes of the brain dead PC crowd younger set.

When you work in hospitality, you do see the changes in social interaction. It wasn't so long ago that complements were an accepted and enjoyed part of socialising in all our venues, staff used to compliment customers and vise versa. In most of our venues, it still goes on as most of our staff are mature people as are our customers, not grubby self centred millennial cretins. In the couple of urban venues that are frequented mostly by the under 40s age group, it's quite different and those staff, mainly young ones you rarely hear a compliment to the opposite sex. You hear lots of complements and gibberish from the girls surrounding each other, but that's rare as they mostly have a drink in front of them, their phones in their faces and communicate over the table that way.

The definition of sexual harassment has changed in the eyes of the deluded young, which may account for the declining number of relationships, kids staying home into their 20-30s and women having kids older and older. Mind you this is in urban areas where life is pretty bizarre, in rural areas little has changed and people have a great time socialising. It's been that way since equality has been in hospitality for customers and staff. That's why when ever I go out socialising, it's mostly in rural areas, where sanity and good time still exist. Plus county pubs are really nice places where everyone talks to everyone else, unlike in urban pubs, where everyone keeps to themselves or their little group.
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