Some people just want something to complain about.
So here’s the ridiculous cause of outrage: they recently changed the policy to allow only two 5-minute prayer breaks per shift.
Muslims must pray five times a day according to their religion – but this doesn’t necessarily mean it would interfere with work. Praying according to a schedule isn’t always seen as necessary – and even in Muslim countries like Iran, prayers are commonly “made up for” after work and school.
But apparently this warranted protest, and nearly 200 workers staged a walkout.
About 150 workers, most of them immigrants from Somalia, have been fired from a meat packing and distribution plant on Colorado’s Eastern Plains for walking off the job to protest a workplace prayer dispute.
Ten days ago more than 200 workers walked off their jobs at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan.
Some workers later returned, but the majority stayed away as representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) negotiated on their behalf.
On Tuesday Cargill, through its attorneys, fired the workers who were holding out, said Jaylani Hussein, a spokesman and executive director of CAIR.