NM jury awarded damages to water util...

NM jury awarded damages to water utility worker

There are 36 comments on the KOB-TV story from Sep 18, 2012, titled NM jury awarded damages to water utility worker. In it, KOB-TV reports that:

A New Mexico jury has awarded $280,000 in damages to a water utility worker who claimed he was passed over for promotions because he resisted his supervisor's religious proselytizing.

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Since: Jun 08

Atrisco Village

#1 Sep 18, 2012
Good. I hate workplace preachers. They take advantage of the fact that you can't get away from them. If they're in a supervisory position, they are clearly abusing their power. I have a boss who preaches his religion and campaigns for his candidate, on the job. He's an ass. I just ignore him because I won't be there much longer, but he'll get reported, eventually.

Since: Dec 08

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#2 Sep 18, 2012
His lawsuit said John Stomp, then his supervisor and now chief executive of the water utility, is devoutly religious, often tried to discuss his beliefs in the workplace and tried to get Chavez to attend his church.

A lawyer for the utility says the water authority is reviewing its options.

Yes review your options and find that FIRING HIM is the only option.

All of us served by the water authority pay his wages which I'm sure are way to high to begin with.

Maybe we need to write letters to the Mayor, City Councilors, County Commissioners and the Governor demanding he be fired for cause.

Proof he abused his authority is easy to prove, he lost his case.
davy

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Sep 18, 2012
The city promoted this religitard, go figure.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

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#4 Sep 18, 2012
Nothing wrong with religion but it doesn't belong in the workplace being forced upon others as this alludes to.
Keith Gardener

Los Alamos, NM

#5 Sep 18, 2012
CornDogz wrote:
Nothing wrong with religion but it doesn't belong in the workplace being forced upon others as this alludes to.
Just like the republican party is doing to us in general.

Since: Dec 08

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#6 Sep 18, 2012
Keith Gardener wrote:
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Just like the republican party is doing to us in general.
Don't forget to add all other political parties including the Democrats.

Whether openly or discreetly they all do it.

“Eys so hendsum!”

Since: Jun 09

Ol' Juarez

#7 Sep 18, 2012
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
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Don't forget to add all other political parties including the Democrats.
Whether openly or discreetly they all do it.
Democrats don't preach religion or try to force their religious beliefs on anyone. It is the Republican party who thinks they can dictate to the American people. Religion doesn't belong in the workplace or in politics.

Since: Dec 08

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#8 Sep 18, 2012
fmer505-1951 wrote:
<quoted text>Democrats don't preach religion or try to force their religious beliefs on anyone. It is the Republican party who thinks they can dictate to the American people. Religion doesn't belong in the workplace or in politics.
I agree it does not belong in work or politics yet it is.

Try and separate the church from politics, pass a law that no religious organization of any kind nor any business or org. they start to hide where the donations come from are illegal.

Can't speak for today bu back in the 40s and 50s saying the Pledge of Allegiance was required during first class of the day, that is religious considering God was in it.

And I am not saying that the Pledge is right or wrong in schools but there have been lawsuits won due to that one three letter word, God.

And if you recall President Kennedy was a Roman Catholic and they made a big issue of it every Sunday when his family went to church.

Sure he was the President but how many since then have they made such a big deal out of it?

“Eys so hendsum!”

Since: Jun 09

Ol' Juarez

#9 Sep 18, 2012
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
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I agree it does not belong in work or politics yet it is.
Try and separate the church from politics, pass a law that no religious organization of any kind nor any business or org. they start to hide where the donations come from are illegal.
Can't speak for today bu back in the 40s and 50s saying the Pledge of Allegiance was required during first class of the day, that is religious considering God was in it.
And I am not saying that the Pledge is right or wrong in schools but there have been lawsuits won due to that one three letter word, God.
And if you recall President Kennedy was a Roman Catholic and they made a big issue of it every Sunday when his family went to church.
Sure he was the President but how many since then have they made such a big deal out of it?
I attended Parochial Schools and first thing was Mass then the Pledge of Allegiance then classes began.
What has changed everything IMO, is that there is no respect for others or their beliefs. You never heard such language toward another human being, whether they believed in God or not. Science was taught side by side with Catechism, and the theory of Evolution. Now, the problem seems to be that Religious Organizations and churches try to influence the congregation on whom they should vote for. People don't respect each other or embrace the diversity that makes us who we are.

“I ain't afraid of no ghosts.”

Since: Aug 08

Dear old mucky Drasnia

#10 Sep 18, 2012
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
Can't speak for today bu back in the 40s and 50s saying the Pledge of Allegiance was required during first class of the day, that is religious considering God was in it.
The "under god" bit wasn't added until 1954. Me, I just clam up for those two words, but that's just my adaptation as an atheist.

“More Brains Than .....”

Since: Sep 11

..a Zombie Thanksgiving

#11 Sep 19, 2012
I have to endure a lot of Dalas Cowboy images at my workplace.

Think I have a good lawsuit?

“More Brains Than .....”

Since: Sep 11

..a Zombie Thanksgiving

#12 Sep 19, 2012
*Dallas* ...don't sue me Mr. Jones....

Since: Jun 08

Atrisco Village

#13 Sep 19, 2012
Phil the Grillmaster wrote:
I have to endure a lot of Dalas Cowboy images at my workplace.
Think I have a good lawsuit?
Yes, you do. As long as the judge isn't another damn Cowboys' fan, that is :-)

Since: Dec 08

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#14 Sep 19, 2012
Phil the Grillmaster wrote:
I have to endure a lot of Dalas Cowboy images at my workplace.
Think I have a good lawsuit?
Why not just kidnap a couple of them and grill them till very tender?

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

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#15 Sep 19, 2012
fmer505-1951 wrote:
<quoted text>Democrats don't preach religion or try to force their religious beliefs on anyone. It is the Republican party who thinks they can dictate to the American people. Religion doesn't belong in the workplace or in politics.
Right, Dems are atheists, a non-profit org - right? If so, whom do they call to when they have an orgasm?

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

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#16 Sep 19, 2012
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
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Why not just kidnap a couple of them and grill them till very tender?
That would contaminate the grill and become a large HazMat condition and/or require the purchase of a new grill.

Since: Dec 08

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#17 Sep 19, 2012
CornDogz wrote:
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That would contaminate the grill and become a large HazMat condition and/or require the purchase of a new grill.
Gosh you're right and I failed to think about that issue.

What if we did it the Hawaiian way, dig a deep hole, get a white hot fire, add big rocks, wrap them in wet burlap and dump them into the pit, cover with dirt for a few hours and pull out the soft tender meat?

Or just leave them in there.

“Eys so hendsum!”

Since: Jun 09

Ol' Juarez

#18 Sep 19, 2012
CornDogz wrote:
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Right, Dems are atheists, a non-profit org - right? If so, whom do they call to when they have an orgasm?
Get your mind off sex CD, and focus on the issue at hand. Maybe you should try sex to keep you focused.
I am a Democrat, but not an atheist, just not judgmental like Republicans who think they have a one way ticket to Heaven.

Since: Dec 08

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#19 Sep 19, 2012
fmer505-1951 wrote:
<quoted text>Get your mind off sex CD, and focus on the issue at hand. Maybe you should try sex to keep you focused.
I am a Democrat, but not an atheist, just not judgmental like Republicans who think they have a one way ticket to Heaven.
Frmer no one has a ticket to Heaven, and it has nothing to do with politics, it has everything to do with an indivisuals behavior and what they are in life.

Gang bangers, druggies, rapist, molesters etc. have a one way ticket to hell.

All others have to earn their way to the higher place, it is not a free ride nor does wealth give one assurances of going there.

Even the President has to earn his way there and not by his actions as President but by his life long actions as a person.

Me, just cremate me and spread me over the water so I can get back into circulation so all those over my life time who for whatever reason don't like me will get a taste of me when they drink that water.........

“Eys so hendsum!”

Since: Jun 09

Ol' Juarez

#20 Sep 19, 2012
Bluntly Spoken wrote:
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Frmer no one has a ticket to Heaven, and it has nothing to do with politics, it has everything to do with an indivisuals behavior and what they are in life.
Gang bangers, druggies, rapist, molesters etc. have a one way ticket to hell.
All others have to earn their way to the higher place, it is not a free ride nor does wealth give one assurances of going there.
Even the President has to earn his way there and not by his actions as President but by his life long actions as a person.
Me, just cremate me and spread me over the water so I can get back into circulation so all those over my life time who for whatever reason don't like me will get a taste of me when they drink that water.........
Blunt, I agree with you that no one person has a one way ticket to heaven. Even druggies, rapists and gang bangers have an opportunity to get to heaven. It seems though that some of the posters think that they have an exclusive invitation from God to enter His Kingdom, yet, judge others who don't believe, who are gay, or don't agree with them.
Not me, neither buried or cremated. I will have no need for my body when my soul leaves it. Let it be of use for science.

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