Monday, June 17, 2013

Must not mention bacon sandwiches

Bacon sandwiches are very popular in Britain, particularly at breakfast

An IT contractor was accused of racism and refused a £1,000-a-week NHS job after innocently offering to buy an Asian recruitment consultant a bacon sandwich.

Clive Hunt, 58, had already been given the eight-month contract – worth £32,000 – and was invited to recruitment firm Reed’s office in Manchester to show his passport and provide bank details.

At the end of the 15-minute meeting earlier this month, recruitment consultant Sharika Sacranie, 29, shook Mr Hunt’s hand and said she would come and meet him for breakfast the following week, to which he replied: ‘I’ll get the bacon sandwiches in.’

Miss Sacranie – who is believed to be a Muslim – rang Mr Hunt half an hour later to confirm a few more details, making no mention of the incident.  However, just ten minutes later Mr Hunt received another call from a senior manager at Reed accusing him of making a racist comment and saying the job offer had been withdrawn.

Last night, Mr Hunt told The Mail on Sunday: ‘I just can’t believe it. I’m not a racist and I only offered to buy her a bacon sandwich because she said she was coming for breakfast. It was an off-the-cuff comment.

‘There’s nothing racist about it. There was no slur at her because I’d already met all the contractors on site before and one of them had actually told me they had really good bacon sandwiches.

'I don’t even know whether Sharika is a Muslim or not. I’d never met her before that day but we got on fine.

Miss Sacranie could not be reached for comment yesterday. In a statement, Reed said: ‘Due to inappropriate comments made to members of our staff during the recruitment process before Mr Hunt started his new role, we do not feel we can represent this candidate further.’

An NHS spokesperson was unavailable for comment last night.



Anonymous said...

Once more political correctness run amok.

Anonymous said...

The creeping take-over of Islam!

A. Levy said...

"Political correctness is a far greater threat to our freedom and liberty than is terrorism..." -- Spider

And, both the UK and the US are dying from it.

Anonymous said...

I would send the bitch 3 0r 4 potbelly pigs now.

Use the Name, Luke said...

Political Correctness = Guilty until proven innocent. Strike that. Just Guily. (You cannot be proven innocent.)

Anonymous said...

The guy is confused, he should be grateful he's not working with that bunch of idiots that are too full of themselves to actually think.

Anonymous said...

What he should say is he is gay and that they only refused to hire him because of that. Then sit back and watch their heads explode.

Muslim, gay. Muslim, gay, what to do, what t do. Both are a pet minority of the left so that train wreck would be fun to watch!

Anonymous said...

12:00 pm

You just described every member of the left and democrat party!