Saturday, March 04, 2006


Move over Hulkster

Mike Gray is a true American - or so he thinks. Gray is a heavy equipment operator with the Arapahoe County Road and Bridge Department (read civil servant), but he runs a business on the side which has got him into hot water.

Gray often drives a truck to work that indicates he is an English speaking American who is for hire to do lawn care. Plus, he often wears a hat on the job with the words "US Border Patrol."

Gray, indicated that there a lot of people in the lawn car business that are non-English speaking some people have difficulty communicating with them (i.e. Spanish speaking) and as a result he is just getting an edge in the market.

"I got a new supervisor," said Gray. "He's a politically correct, bleeding heart liberal. I believe in what I'm doing. I got to stand up for what I believe in and I don't think I'm doing a thing wrong. Of course I don't want to lose my job, but I can't back down from something I believe in. Like I say, they're just chipping away at our rights and freedoms."

The county is not impressed:

"Some of your conduct ... is reprehensible and discriminatory to our non-English speaking and/or Hispanic workforce. You are in violation of ... guidelines which ensure a workplace free from harassment and sensitive to the diversity of employees."

It will be interesting to see this case play out over the coming months.

Why hasn't someone slain the PC dragon? Hasn't society suffered enough?
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