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at 20:08 by MartynSinclair.
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if you read the full article, sensibility reigned in the pre-court hearing that day – thrown out before it even got to tribunal!
I always thought it was : Don’t call me Shirley.
RichHI1 – he complained that a female cc asked him to “collect some dirty glasses please darling” – he claimed it was against/insulted his religion.
And there was a bit more – again “religion” related.
Oh dear, where was he coming from? To revive a popular saying, political correctness gone mad! At least the judge had the sense to throw it out.
I have been called Darling by stewardesses in first on BA becore now and if I had a nickel for every time I have been called Honey on AA I would never need to work again. Read the report, I think there are some disturbing facts there. Maybe we will all start reading name tags… I wonder if Alastair would take offense?
I tend to hear Darling and Honey from the older gen, I kind of like it:)
The Male air steward should get a life, but it also might have to do with Gay men using Darling a lot like O Darling tend to get from Gay colleague’s in the work place.
Shame on Mr Williams and its a pity that Mr Williams was not saddled with court costs.
Up north, terms of endearment such as “love” “duck” “darling” are often used and anyone taking offence, needs a reality check on life.
Would it not have been far easier for Mr Williams to have asked the person in question to kindly refrain from using that term.
This steward has always been overly touchy about his name. I once abbreviated his name and he pulled me to one side and said he only wants to be called “Rothstein”. So I naturally called him Roffy for the rest of the flight. Didn’t realise I was so close to being dragged to court.
(Not sure if this post leaves me liable for anything, I might delete it if it does.)
God what has this world come to in this suing culture? Crew always call themselves “Darling” I have heard it so often onboard and makes me think, that Crew get on well, which is always nice and ancadded bonus. But dragging the employer to Court over this? Oh well, say no more. Has anyone got a link to this article? Or at least give me the newssite? i need to read this, clearly……
ChrisBuda82 @ 22:34GMT – Good morning Darling! 😉 🙂
Good Morning MartynSinclair – good to have you back, Darling (just in case you felt left out) 🙂
One of the best CC teams we had in CW going to Mauritius a few years back was led by a gay CSD, and his partner was looking after us – well as you can imagine we had the best service and there were lots of “darlings” from both sides – working in the PR/hotel industry does that to you as well darling! But even as a, mmmm, shall we say an older gal, I really dont mind beng called darling by the girls as well – it doesn’t mean anything, it’s just what some of we older gals do.