Boycott Called for Against Dunkin Donuts for Obeying Law

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  1. carpro

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    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=4615520


    Immigrant rights group calls for boycott

    Dunkin Donuts, Applebee's accused of discrimination
    WLS By Evelyn Holmes

    September 30, 2006 - A local group fighting for immigrant rights is calling for a boycott of two nationally known companies. Dunkin Donuts and Applebee's are accused of discriminating against immigrant workers whose names don't match their social security numbers.
     
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    Shame on them! How dare they observe the law?

    What next?

    Cheers,

    Jim

    PS. I bet the hole in their donut is not perfectly round either...tsk tsk
     
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    Think I'll have a donut on my way to get a steak tonight. That reminds me... why wouldn't your name match with your social security number?
     
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    The social security numbers are bogus. Made up. Pulled out of thin air.

    Some are good numbers but the illegal immigrant has no idea what the right name is to use.

    Some are sold legitimate names and numbers but can't quite pull it off. A Mexican national doesn't look much like someone named Swartz or Muslinski.
     
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    Then by all means, don't give them a job. Let them be legal, then they can gripe about being discriminated against.
     
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    Well, I'm suddenly hungry for a Dunkin Donut. :D

    So it's discrimination when you question or fire an employee with an illegal social security number? Boy, things are really going downhill.
     
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    Me too! Of course, being up in New England, they beat it into you that Dunkin Donut's coffee is the best and no other will do..

    I laughed at that when I first move, but now.. after ten years.. I have been assimlated, and Dunkin Donuts rule! :thumbsup:


    Jamie
     
  8. Daisy

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    Mine doesn't, not all the way (middle name). My mother spelled her name several different ways during the course of her life - I don't know why but it's different on her baptismal record than on her marriage certificate than on her driver's license. Same names, different spellings.

    If someone is illiterate the officials writing the name may spell it phonetically to the best of their abilities. Especially difficult are names from countries which don't use the Roman alphabet and have sounds which English doesn't have.

    Sometimes it's funky, sometimes not.
     
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    We have a confession. Daisy is funky!
    :tongue3: :tongue3:
     
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    It can happen, really.
    Some employees in the Civil Service should have been given phonetical spelling tests, or reading tests.
    My first name is often misspelled, even when I write it down for their reference.
    I had to go back to the Social Security office to have my first name corrected, and my last name as well.
    My last name is made up of two Spanish articles, and one Spanish proper name. All three are written separately, with spaces.
    That is the way it was written in the Philippines.
    I found that over here, if I don't watch it, they are going to write the two articles as one word.
    Also, when filed, in the Philippines, they file it under the first letter of the last name.
    Here, they file it under the first letter of the first Spanish article in the last name.

    Say my last name is de los Santos. That is the proper way to write it.
    Some will write it delos Santos, some as Delossantos, still others as delosSantos. Good grief !
    And then they will file it under the "D" whereas the correct one is it should be filed under "S".

    However, if one is a legally registered alien authorized to work and live in the US, this should pose no problem.

    So, I guess, I'll join you guys in the donuts and steak.

    See ya there.:thumbs:
     
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    I guess the way this works is that illegals break the law to get into the country, then protest if they can't get everyone else to break the law to help keep them here.

    Amnesty is a very bad idea.
     
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    This thread scared me...I thought it was about boycotting DD for a good reason! They have the best coffee!

    Way to go DD and AB!
     
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    It is your responsability to get it corrected. You better take a birth cirtificate to the SS office and get it changed. If you dont and you cant get a job, it is your fault.

    But do you really think that all these people whos names dont match their ssn are typos. I would be willing to bet that 99.9999999999% of them are illegal.
     
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    I am VERY hungry for a Dunkin' Donut now!
     
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    Applebees has a good chicken salad. I dont think we have any dunkin donuts.
     
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    If I'm the boycotters, I'd concentrate my efforts on Applebee's.

    Not sure I'd try and boycott a dunkin donuts...the police presence is pretty heavy there...
     
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    I have a job.

    I'd be willing to take that bet. If you have fake id, how hard is it to get a matching set?
     
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    I'm partial to Krispy Kreme®, myself.

    And TEXAS ROADHOUSE® .

    Ed
     
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