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Muslims refuse to sell alcohol and pork at M&S. Yay or Nay?

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#81 Martyn Sadler

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 03:58 PM

I think integration would be helped enormously if isolated incidents like this one appears to have been weren't blown up into such massive scare stories by the media.

I don't think that's a very realistic hope, even though I don't think the media actually blew this story up into a massive scare story.

 

The story really took off on Twitter, and in other social media, including the M&S Facebook page, and other forums like this one.

 

Fortunately M&S have now said that they have abandoned this policy, and that any employees who object to serving certain products at the checkout won't be put into those positions.

 

Why they didn't have the sense to do that in the first place beggars belief.



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 04:56 PM

^ spot on ^



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#83 southstand loiner

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 07:48 PM

as someone who runs the wine dept in a busy M&S SIMPLY FOOD  store  I have never heard of this policy.

 I expect evey member of the wine team to know about the products we sell and would fail them at revue time if they had not shown they could not only display wines but also advise customers and answer questions about the products .

 

yes some of my posts may seem that have have  been sampling to many of the products myself


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#84 WearyRhino

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 04:45 AM

as someone who runs the wine dept in a busy M&S SIMPLY FOOD store I have never heard of this policy.
I expect evey member of the wine team to know about the products we sell and would fail them at revue time if they had not shown they could not only display wines but also advise customers and answer questions about the products .

yes some of my posts may seem that have have been sampling to many of the products myself


So, you make a real song and dance out of it?

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#85 southstand loiner

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 02:27 PM

wine and song    go together my friend. the dancing bit I don't indulge in


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#86 WearyRhino

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 07:14 PM

wine and song go together my friend. the dancing bit I don't indulge in


Actually, it was a reference to your use of "revue" but never mind!

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#87 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 07:58 PM

as someone who runs the wine dept in a busy M&S SIMPLY FOOD  store  I have never heard of this policy.

 I expect evey member of the wine team to know about the products we sell and would fail them at revue time if they had not shown they could not only display wines but also advise customers and answer questions about the products .

 

yes some of my posts may seem that have have  been sampling to many of the products myself

The people on the checkouts don't work in the wine department. The people in the wine department have akreadyvshiwn a commitment to work with alcohol

 

I do agree,authentic about the ridiculousness of the now seemingly resolved situation

 

Do you work in the Moortown store?


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Posted 26 December 2013 - 09:46 PM

Actually, it was a reference to your use of "revue" but never mind!

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#89 southstand loiner

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 10:20 PM

the people in the wine dept at times do have to work on the tills when its busy  .

no I don't work at moortown  wouldn't  want to .

 

yep I see the revue bit now. like I said to much of the product :onthequiet:


Edited by southstand loiner, 26 December 2013 - 10:20 PM.

ah a sunday night in front of the telly watching old rugby league games.
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#90 808tone

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 12:25 AM

Let them all eat Bingo.



#91 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:00 AM

the people in the wine dept at times do have to work on the tills when its busy  .

no I don't work at moortown  wouldn't  want to .

 

yep I see the revue bit now. like I said to much of the product :onthequiet:

If they already work in the wine department then it won't be a problem for them checking booze out at the tills

I don't like shopping in the Moortown branch it's a bit cramped

But I do like marks n sparks in general especially allocate

 

Purely impressionistic I know but this seems like a non issue to me there was no need for the company to do thid


Edited by l'angelo mysterioso, 27 December 2013 - 09:01 AM.

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#92 Andrew Vause

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 11:13 AM

In a chemist in Chequerfield, Pontefract, there used to be a staunch Catholic lady who worked behind the till. she always tutted when selling Johnnies to my brother.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 11:43 AM

In a chemist in Chequerfield, Pontefract, there used to be a staunch Catholic lady who worked behind the till. she always tutted when selling Johnnies to my brother.


Terrible! If Johnny had put down a deposit she should have waited until he came to collect!

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 11:53 AM

In a chemist in Chequerfield, Pontefract, there used to be a staunch Catholic lady who worked behind the till. she always tutted when selling Johnnies to my brother.

Your brother? Yeah, right!!



#95 JohnM

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:37 PM

In a chemist in Chequerfield, Pontefract, there used to be a staunch Catholic lady who worked behind the till. she always tutted when selling Johnnies to my brother.

 

well, yes,..seeing as she was your mother!



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:44 PM

I went up to the checkout at M&S and placed down four bottles of wine and six packets of pork scratchings. 

The Muslim at the checkout said, "I'd prefer not to put these through for you, sir."

"Oh," I replied. "Is that because you won't serve me on religious grounds?" 

"It's not that," he responded. "You can get those for six quid cheaper at my dad's shop on the corner.


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