How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy


People I know that have traveled abroad have always pointed out, that while McDonald's may do some rather trashy things, they've often created bastions of values that we can get behind- equality for women being a big one. In cultures where they remain second class, McDonald's is often the only employer that accepts them, and other nice "safe-zone" like things.

This however completely undermines any of the good cultural exports that McDonald's has done. McDonald's has fired an employee in Israel for speaking Arabic to a fellow Arabic-speaking employee.

Alright- if you want to declare one language as the official "workplace" language- that's good, and needed. But hey, when it comes to "water-cooler" conversations, people should be free to use whatever language they please. It's a step too far- and as bedlammessiah points out- it's on par with firing people for speaking Spanish in state-side McDonalnd's.

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