By Steve Dellar   |  03-26-2018   News
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I had to look back in our thegoldwater.com archive to see the last time I mentioned it (see our related coverage), but it seems once again people discovered that Parisian (and French for that matter) personnel isn’t all too kind.

As I stated last month, most people who travel to Paris for the first time expect to find people smiling and laughing at all times in the ‘city of love’. This is not so. People in Paris know that the tourists come no matter what so the smiling has long gone. And then there’s also the French who tend to be …. well, French.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;A <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/waiter?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#waiter</a> in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Vancouver?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Vancouver</a> who was <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/fired?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#fired</a> for being aggressive with his <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/colleagues?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#colleagues</a> says he&#39;s not <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/rude?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#rude</a> — he&#39;s just <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/French?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#French</a>. <br><br>Guillaume Rey has filed a complaint at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BC?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BC</a> Human Rights Tribunal against <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Milestones?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Milestones</a> Restaurant and its parent <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/company?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#company</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Car?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Car</a>… <a href="https://t.co/CgCuu8ihot">https://t.co/CgCuu8ihot</a></p>&mdash; Patsy Anita Noella Christie (@PatsyChristie) <a href="https://twitter.com/PatsyChristie/status/978060173511143424?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Such was also the case with a waiter in Canada who was recently fired from a Vancouver restaurant for being "aggressive, rude and disrespectful".

The waiter in question, Mr Guillaume Rey has now filed a counterclaim against his employer, stating that this way of working is just his natural French demeanour.

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The complaint, which he filed with British Columbia's Human Rights Tribunal, quotes Mr Rey arguing that French culture "tends to be more direct and expressive" than Canadian culture, and it was, therefore, his colleagues thought of him as ‘being aggressive’.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Guillaume Rey, who worked at a Vancouver restaurant on Canada&#39;s Pacific coast, filed a complaint with British Columbia&#39;s Human Rights Tribunal against his former employer, claiming &quot;discrimination against my culture.&quot; <a href="https://t.co/0gkCewvBsj">https://t.co/0gkCewvBsj</a></p>&mdash; 🇬🇧 JuliaAnonnomGulia 🇺🇸 (@Julia_Gulia_1) <a href="https://twitter.com/Julia_Gulia_1/status/978244656428408834?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr Rey claims his professional attitude as a waiter was down to his "direct, honest and professional personality," something he says he picked up in his motherland.

Tribunal member Ms Devyn Cousineau denied his claim so far, writing that Mr Rey would have to

"explain what it is about his French heritage that would result in behaviour that people misinterpret as a violation of workplace standards of acceptable conduct".

Source:

http://www.lepoint.fr/monde/canada-vire-pour-agressivite-un-serveur-plaide-sa-culture-francaise-26-03-2018-2205525_24.php

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Anonymous No. 21567 1522102907

the complaint he filed speaks for itself.

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