Surprise! Surprise! SFA (Friday, May 19)

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006 11:34 PM
Actually, Batwing doesn't seem to be running all that great. Seems a bit slow. Somewhat reminds me of how X-Flight was back in 2003.

Anyway, Rob, yes you were joking some, and you might not have meant it as harsh as it could be taken, but remember--2 things that can be sensitive issues with some people are: religion (or beliefs) and politics. So don't be surprised if you get someone like me to reply to what you said like that.

Friday, May 26, 2006 1:17 PM
I wasn't aware that Chik-Fil-A was a Christian-owned company until I went to the one near my work and they were playing songs that are performed at my church. All I knew up until then is that they had a book for sale, that they have those cow billboards, and that they're closed on Sundays. The one near my house has not played music, as far as I can remember.

While I didn't do an exhaustive search, I did find one lawsuit from a Muslim man who says he was fired because he wouldn't pray to Jesus at a meeting. That's a tough one, if you're running a Christian-based organization. There have been other situations with Muslims working for food establishments who are told "Shave the beard or you aren't working here," which is against their faith. *** Edited 5/26/2006 5:59:41 PM UTC by Intamin Fan***

Friday, May 26, 2006 1:52 PM
I think you're thinking of Tom Monaghan. He was the founder of Domino's, but no longer runs it, as it is now a public company. According to Domino's site, he is neither a director nor an executive. He is starting a university in Florida (, and is building a residential community around it. It was originally started as a school here in Ann Arbor, but is moving as it did not obtain re-zoning for the land. There is also an Ave Maria school of law that remains in Michigan.
Friday, May 26, 2006 2:01 PM
^The internet went down after I found out that it wasn't Pizza Hut. Thanks for filling in the details.
Saturday, May 27, 2006 2:35 AM
Since most other fast food and family type restaurants are corporately owned, it's possible that Chick-Fil-A could be the most profitable privately owned restaurant chain.

Funny how our society can describe people with strong beliefs as religious nutcases. You never hear people called capitalist nutcases, political nutcases, social activist nutcases, etc. Coaster nutcases, on the other hand, are a different story entirely. :)

I think anyone looking for a job there could find out with little trouble what the company was about. If you don't like what they stand for, apply somewhere else. At least you know you have one day off, unlike most establishments that insist on people working weekends and holidays.

Considering the majority of people in this country identify themselves as some kind of Christian, it shouldn't be surprising that a few of them actually own businesses. We're not all immigrant labor.

Personally, I like Chick-Fil-A's food,and I've always found their employees to be friendly and conscientious. Wow, I actually found something I could like about Six Flags! Hopefully their idea of customer service rubs off onto the other employees in the parks.

Waffle fries all around!

Saturday, May 27, 2006 10:30 PM
I don't think that in order to work there your beliefs should be the same. As long as you are a hard worker and get the job done, there should be no problems. I didn't think that praying at a meeting was a commonplace thing...

Anyways, just my opinion. I'm glad that you had a good trip, and I hope to make it to SFA soon. :)

CP was amazing, going back next June to ride Maverick


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