It may be news to the bogots but business organisations really do not want racists and bigots working for them
The Australian and state public services, the state and Federal police and emergency services and the ADF quite explicitly promote a culture of inclusion and equality in the workplace.
So do Australian public companies such as BHP-Billiton, the other mining companies, GMH, retailers and Australian franchises like Baker’s Delight, Hungry Jacks, Harris Farm Markets along with the Aussie branches of their US counterparts like McDonald’s.
And employers in the US are increasingly using social media to check on the out-of-hours activities of their potential and current employees.
Mia Freedman also mentions her own experience as a magazine editor in hiring people for positions.
Whatever the privacy implications, anyone making racist and bigoted posts on their public profiles are already feeling the impact of employer displeasure.
Apparently Faye White didn’t believe this, and obviously didn’t see any connection or disconnect as she discussed trying to “out” an anti-racist with the collection of bogots she was venting to.
Hate to disappoint you Faye but being anti-racist is not a crime. Being a racist or bigot is.
So according to Faye, there are “lotsa looniea (sic) out there but doesnt mean there not good workers”.
Again Faye will be disappointed, because it is patently obvious that racists and bigots do not make good workers.
Being a good worker in today’s business climate means:
1. Having skills and knowledge or being able to acquire them
2. Good communication skills
3. Sensitivity to diversity
4. Good customer relations skills
5. Being able to help maintain a safe and productive workplace
And just so you will know we are not making this up, take a look at extracts from some of the correspondence we receive from businesses concerned at their advertisements being associated with Facebook hate groups.
The first was an e mail from a travel company responding to an alert that their ad was being streamed to hate groups.
The second is from a multinational food company whom we had likewise alerted.
Please be assured that we reject and do not have anything to do with racism or discrimination of any kind. This is enshrined in our Corporate Business Principles.
The third is from an international publication.
We have raised this issue with Facebook and asked them to remove these pages because of their offensive content. However, we cannot guarantee that Facebook will comply with our request as ultimately it is their decision as to whether they will remove the pages.
Over to you Facebook.