Comments: I guess it is an issue.

YOU're not wrong, THEY are.

Here's a little trick I learned:

"Why did you hire Bill Smith over Susan Djello?"
"Oh, Bill is the last descendant of a rare oppressed tribe of nordic Nimrods, whose skin color is really a pale blue, and mixed breeding has made him pinkish. Very rare. Very highly sought after minority"

"Excellent! Keep me posted on how this works out"

I hate the kind of BS that makes this happen, I really do. Kudos for not tossing a caber at them.

Posted by og at May 3, 2006 08:56 PM

PC crap - hate it! I am so proud of you for not taking out the person running this piece of garbage.

Heh - I would almost be of a mind to write the CEO of the company and ask him/her why you have to take classes telling you to find and promote barely qualified people at the expense of a well qualified person, or does he/she not care about the quality of the work being done. Sheesh! I would also say I felt discriminated against in the class and are considering a class action lawsuit. LOL.

Posted by Teresa at May 3, 2006 09:37 PM

Welcome to the Automotive World! This has been going on for at least 6 years now and it is what is giving women a bad name.

It's "diversity" that is promoting people who don't deserve it, they don't know anything and then people look at them and generalize that women don't know anything and only get where they are because they have boobs.

Pisses me off to no end, because I have gotten where I am due to my knowledge, education and experience. I have not gotten where I am because of diversity or my boobs.

grrrr

Posted by Quality Weenie at May 4, 2006 06:52 AM

Yep, welcome to the new America where on the outside they tell you race/gender/sexual orientation is a non-issue when on the inside, "to make up for past wrongs" or "to create a diverse workplace that mirrors the outside world" we have to use it. Gott forbid you use it wrong though, cause that'll git ya sued!

Posted by oddybobo at May 4, 2006 07:51 AM

Yep. I see it every day. I hate it.

Fight. Fight it. It should be about what you can do not where you come from!!!

Posted by Tammi at May 4, 2006 08:18 AM

Welcome to the new world order.

Diversity for diversity's sake blows goats.

Posted by Ogre at May 4, 2006 11:45 AM

I can tell you exactly why they have this policy in one word: Money.

How many white, heterosexual men have won multi-million dollar discrimination suits lately?

**crickets chirping**

When juries stop awarding huge sums of cash to disgruntled employees who scream that they were passed up for promotion because they are (insert non-white, non-male characteristic here) most of this PC bullshit will go away.

Scratch that, the people filing complaints don't even have to win. Avoiding the legal fees involved in fighting their suits is reason enough for companies to institute this kind of tripe.

That's why your cajun, stmpy, turd spelunking, pasty white popeye is always going to have nearly untouchable job security.

Posted by Graumagus at May 4, 2006 12:43 PM

Oh crap. I *hate* PC BS. Hate it.

Posted by Richmond at May 4, 2006 02:36 PM