Denied Breaks, U.S. Poultry Workers Wear Diapers on the Job

  • metta

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    May 12, 2016 2:48 PM GMT
    Denied Breaks, U.S. Poultry Workers Wear Diapers on the Job

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-11/poultry-workers-in-diapers-as-bathroom-breaks-denied-oxfam-says
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    May 12, 2016 4:56 PM GMT
    "Anecdotes in the Oxfam report" is right. Like many permissive, do-gooder, liberal outfits, Oxfam regularly exaggerates reports that suit its agenda, and plays fast and loose with the facts. At the very least, the shop stewards would be up in arms with the employers over this, if not state and federal regulators as well. I'm curious to see what real, reliable evidence Oxfam comes up with to support its allegations, as well as what particular agenda of its own Oxfam is pushing. If there's none, as I suspect, I hope any companies defamed and harmed by this report sue Oxfam's pants - or diapers - off their ass.
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    May 13, 2016 3:27 AM GMT
    Anonymous charges without independent verification...

    http://www.snopes.com/2016/05/12/poultry-workers-diapers-oxfam/
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    May 13, 2016 12:03 PM GMT
    MGINSD saiddo-gooder


    Why is "do-gooder" a slam? The world needs more do-gooders. There's a heck of a lot of good in need of doing.
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    May 13, 2016 3:36 PM GMT
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    RunnerBen said
    MGINSD saiddo-gooder


    Why is "do-gooder" a slam? The world needs more do-gooders. There's a heck of a lot of good in need of doing.


    Oh that's just his pro bono work on behalf of the Beelzebub cooperative.

    But, um, diapers? Just when you thought that industry couldn't get more disgusting...

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    May 13, 2016 6:15 PM GMT
    RunnerBen said
    MGINSD saiddo-gooder


    Why is "do-gooder" a slam? The world needs more do-gooders. There's a heck of a lot of good in need of doing.

    True, but the do-gooders aren't the ones to do it. I use the term as meaning one who conspicuously purports to do good, especially when that "good" turns out to be not so good after all. E.g., pro bono work on behalf of serial criminals, deadbeat tenants, and a lot of what portrays itself as "environmental activism." I'll take the silent strivers whose work really benefits society overall, not just certain politically correct portions of it.

    See, Google definition: "a well-meaning but unrealistic or interfering philanthropist or reformer."
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    May 15, 2016 1:30 PM GMT
    I have some news for those who think this couldn't possibly happen. We nurses have been denied meals, bathroom breaks, etc for a very long time. While there have been protests and even some court cases regarding this, it still continues. Administrations pretty much shame you for wanting any of that. And no one is throwing a fit over it. So if it's happening in my industry, you can pretty much bet it's happening elsewhere.
  • metta

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    May 15, 2016 4:21 PM GMT
    ^
    Yep, I have a friend that is a nurse that has experienced the same thing, not to mention he works in 12 hour shifts as well.
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    Jul 17, 2016 4:54 AM GMT
    I work for FORD in one of their factories. I was told by a member of management, just last week, that I was only allowed to take a drink of water on my break. We go hours between breaks. There's no air conditioning in the plant. The heat index was (I believe) 107F. I'm fine with not having A/C, and working for hours in the heat, but I've got to be able to drink water while I do it.

    Thankfully my Union stepped in and told the guy he was completely wrong. But it's not always the case that unions stand up for what should obviously be morally correct. I would be surprised if any self respecting person agreed to wear a diaper on the job, in any blue collar scenario. But! I absolutely do NOT doubt a corporations drive to make ridiculous things, like this, happen. All in the name of profit, and to the disregard of dignity.