I wouldn't go back.
If I were to go back and not say anything then I am almost complicit in what they're saying. It's like passive support. I'd hate anyone thinking I agreed with that vile crap.
At the time I would probably respectfully ask them not to say things like that again as I find it offensive. I've done that before. What do they say all it takes is a few good people to stand by...
DH and I have very close friends who are gay and I have heard awful stories of them getting abused in public by homophobes. One of our dear friends (a 50 year old woman) keeps her 10 year relationship secret in her workplace due to homophobic attitudes.
I could never on my conscience knowingly associate with people like that as I would feel so disrespectful to my friends
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23-09-2016 14:09 #21Senior Member
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23-09-2016 14:31 #22
I would not return. She has the right to express her own opinion and I can express my lack of support for her being vocal about her views (you can't offend someone with as thought but you can when you turn those thoughts into words or actions) by spending my money elsewhere.
Like PP, I would feel that by not calling out those attitudes it implies support of those views.
23-09-2016 14:49 #23
I probably wouldn't go back. Yes people are entitled to their own opinion, that doesn't mean they have to express it, particularly to paying customers. If I were a business owner there is no way I would enter into discussion on religion or politics for fear of upsetting them. Particularly if those discussions include bigoted, offensive views like these.
23-09-2016 14:50 #24
I would try and find someone else.
Some people's differing opinions I can handle - that to me is an outright awful thing to share with a client.
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23-09-2016 15:03 #26Senior Member
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You can't educate an ignorant fool but you can choose where your money goes. No way would I financially or otherwise be supporting a homophobe.
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23-09-2016 15:05 #27
In business it's about being professional. How does she not know you're gay, a close relation isn't etcetera. Same if she sprouted off about religion. People can have personal opinions like that, but to be bringing them up during a business service is unprofessional and unethical. I wouldn't be returning and no matter her clientele or how great she is, unprofessional conduct (which is what it is) shouldn't be tolerated or paid for.
23-09-2016 15:10 #28
Wouldn't go back.
23-09-2016 15:22 #29
23-09-2016 15:30 #30
I'm a sucker for good eyebrows, but I wouldn't return.
Making opinions like that known outside of work would probably be enough for me as it is... Voicing those opinions in a professional setting would be a definite no.
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