I'm told that my grandfather had a favourite saying: "A dead horse can't kick you." Meaning that if he's kicked you once, don't give him a chance to do it again. Now, I'm not a zero tolerance kind of person but, this case makes me think twice.
A synagogue in Toronto was sued by a married woman in her early 50s who claimed that the cantor (who leads the prayers) had enticed her into a sexual relationship. Once this was publicized in The Toronto Star, a second woman came forward with a similar story.
Here's my point. The synagogue knew about the first offence but kept it secret and gave the offender a second chance.
Harleen, a damsel in success, is a new contributor to The New Cheez. She says that she hasn't met Joel yet but, like, just from talking to him on the phone she can tell that he is like so cool.
I haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting Joel but, from talking to him on the phone, I can tell that he’s a very cool, accessible guy.
Although our initial conversation focused largely on professional development issues related to women.... the vibe of the talk was more like one you might feel in a conversation over mojitos at a beachside cafe — fun and chilled out...
I’m convinced that his friendly, chatty nature had something to do with it.
Hey, Girl, you don't have to flatter The Man. He's lucky to have a smart, successful woman like you on board! And don't you forget it!
Harleen's first posting on The New Cheez tells us men on how to attract women to our firms. To get them interested, she says, you've got to:
1. Offer a great maternity leave.
2. Have processes in place that get them back to work after a mat leave without feeling that they've lost any ground .
3. Go beyond the standard legal requirements around sexual harassment
Canadian foreign policy has been criticized a lot lately so I guess I had to expect that sooner or later I would run into trouble for not being "even-handed". And that time has come. This posting was rejected by a blogswapping friend. 'Too controversial" she said. "Some of our most avid readers are terrorists".
Alright, that's not what was said. It's my spin on, "not suitable for an international audience -- you Bush-lovin' chickenhawk!" I thought that was a far-reaching conclusion for such a measley little posting. But that's love and war, eh? She says she still adores me, "just don't send us your hate-filled Canadian propaganda. Post it on your own crappy blog!"
Okay, I will. Here it is. (But I'll admit that she did get me a bit worried so I've taken out all references to Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, India, Spain, Micronesia, England, Italy, Australia, Bali, Japan, Mexico, Canada and France).
TAPT is the stuff the most recent bunch of "fish and chip" terrorists were going use to blow up ten passenger-laden planes. You put some easily accessed ingredients together and powie you've got yourself a bomb.
Colby Cosh says that the amount of TATP the terrorists can get on a plane can do some damage but not as much as they hoped. So, I guess that means Tommy Walkom of the Toronto Star can claim that the suspects are merely a bunch of young dolts and dismiss the media furor as a government ploy to win support for the War on Terror. That's what he said when 17 terror suspects were arrested in Toronto recently.
Even so, where does that leave everyone else? Boarding the plane in hospital smocks after having had our body cavities exposed to the light of day? (Is it gender bias if I say I don't want my cavity searched by a man?)
You have a contract worker out on a job. The people who work with him can't stand the way he smells but are too meek to say anything. So, they dump it on you.
Client: You know your placement? He stinks. Literally. And we want you to take care of it. Recruiter: Sorry, can't help you. Client: Why not? Recruiter: He's from Iowa. They have a special lifestyle there. They eat a lot of garlic. Client: And... Recruiter: I can't discriminate against him on the basis of where he comes from. Client: What if he was a nudist? Would I be able to do anything then? Recruiter: Is it part of his religion? Client: Are you pulling my leg? Recruiter: Does it sound like I'm pulling your leg? Tiffy lays it out on the Magic Pot. Let me read it to you:
Tread carefully! Suggesting that someone change her diet could be seen as discrimination since diets are often culturally determined. If there is a medical cause, it could be an ADA issue.