WHITBY, ON, Sept. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Dietary staff failed to get the joke
when their Ontario Shores manager showed them a clip from the 2000 film
"Meet The Parents" during a staff meeting earlier this year.
In the YouTube clip, Robert DeNiro corners his future son-in-law in a
tuxedo rental dressing room after finding drug paraphernalia among the
bride grooms. DeNiro reminds Stiller of his "circle of trust."
"If I can't trust you, Greg, I have no choice but to put you outside the
circle. Once you're out, you're out. There's no coming back."
"I will be watching you, studying your every move," DeNiro warns. "I
will bring you down, baby. I will bring you down to Chinatown."
"Veiled threats of this nature are not acceptable in the modern
workplace," says Warren (Smokey) Thomas, president of the
130,000-member Ontario Public Service Employees Union which represents
the workers at the Whitby mental health hospital. "Is this the message
management truly wants to send to staff about their working
OPSEU Local 331 has complained about the incident and has yet to receive
either explanation or apology for the inappropriate video.
The video comes amid deteriorating labour relations at the Whitby
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