Top hotel told to keep foreign staff away from US guests

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A 5-star hotel in the North that will be hosting business delegates attending a major US investment summit has been asked by Invest NI to keep certain foreign workers way from the visitors

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/?jp= ... f&rss=rss2

A five-star hotel in the North has apparently been told to keep some of its foreign staff away from business delegates attending a major US investment summit, it emerged today.

Newly appointed Taoiseach Brian Cowen and British prime minister Gordon Brown are among those who are travelling to Belfast for the high-profile economic conference, which begins tomorrow.

The Stormont government’s business promotion body, Invest Northern Ireland, has apparently raised concerns with the Culloden Hotel on the outskirts of Belfast that migrant workers with broken English would be serving potential investors from America.

The luxury spa and hotel resort, where guests can pay €520 a night for a suite, has a number of Eastern European staff members on its books.

Invest NI is staging a series of breakfast meetings at the hotel as part of this week’s conference programme.

It is understood its request has required a reorganisation of the shift rota at the Culloden with extra staff from the North being drafted in.



So, smart move or backfire territory?
 


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Talk about shooting themselves in the foot!
 
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Nice, keep them in the dark when "important" people are around, I wonder how they treat these workers normally?
 

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Thanks for that posting. Very interesting.

Several American visitors to Ireland have expressed to me their disappointment that the hospitality sector is now dominated by Eastern Europeans and other foreigners. As one said: "I came to Ireland to meet the Irish, but all I meet are Poles".

If he wanted to meet Poles he'd have gone to Warsaw.
 

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twtone said:
Thanks for that posting. Very interesting.

Several American visitors to Ireland have expressed to me their disappointment that the hospitality sector is now dominated by Eastern Europeans and other foreigners. As one said: "I came to Ireland to meet the Irish, but all I meet are Poles".

If he wanted to meet Poles he'd have gone to Warsaw.
There's probably loads of Irish working there :lol:
 

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I chose the Hotel f or my wedding specifically because most of the staff are Irish. Eastern Europeans are surly, inflexible and humorless. They may be hardworking and honest but so what.
 

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mountainyman said:
I chose the Hotel f or my wedding specifically because most of the staff are Irish. Eastern Europeans are surly, inflexible and humorless. They may be hardworking and honest but so what.
I wonder what they think of you :lol:
 

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mountainyman said:
I chose the Hotel f or my wedding specifically because most of the staff are Irish. Eastern Europeans are surly, inflexible and humorless. They may be hardworking and honest but so what.
I think they're only like that around you mate. I work with a couple and they are great craic, not in the least bit surly and very, very flexible. Perhaps you are thinking of Russian because on balance I have found them to be quite arrogant and condescending (a higher than expected number, not them all obviously.)

Slovakians, Czechs, Poles, Hungarians.....I could go on but they all seem sound out to me? But then I'm a people person who people like to like!

Wonder why they dont like you?
 

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"Front Of House"staff should always be Irish,people visit us to meet us ,if i go abroad i want to meet the locals ,its so simple a seven year old would get it.
 

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i don't go on holiday to meet the hotel staff i don't know who doe,s
Yes but think about it, service and hospitality people are the only ones you're going to meet.
Unless you're a cat burgler..
 

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<Mod>I've moved this from Current Affairs to the Northern Ireland forum.</Mod>
 

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i don't go on holiday to meet the hotel staff i don't know who doe,s if we went to north america they'd probably all be from south america.

No they wouldn't. Shows how much you know.
 

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twtone said:
Several American visitors to Ireland have expressed to me their disappointment that the hospitality sector is now dominated by Eastern Europeans and other foreigners. As one said: "I came to Ireland to meet the Irish, but all I meet are Poles".
Back when the hospitality sector was still largely Irish, I heard visitors from America express disappointment that the people they met were not all leprechauns and lovely girls with red hair and emerald green eyes saying "Top of the morning to you."

It's Irish stereotypes they were hoping to meet, not Irish people.
 
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"Front Of House"staff should always be Irish,people visit us to meet us ,if i go abroad i want to meet the locals ,its so simple a seven year old would get it.
Aside from the fact that plenty of people working in the Culloden would be British your point is still ridiculous.

If someone is capable of doing a job then where they were born has nothing to do with it.

I'm so thankful we have Section 75 so all of these ridiculous points are irrelevant.
 

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twtone said:
Thanks for that posting. Very interesting.

Several American visitors to Ireland have expressed to me their disappointment that the hospitality sector is now dominated by Eastern Europeans and other foreigners. As one said: "I came to Ireland to meet the Irish, but all I meet are Poles".

If he wanted to meet Poles he'd have gone to Warsaw.
Aw we must not disappoint the yank eh ? All he wants is lots of redheaded little people hopping about the place saying "Begorrah !" Is that too much to ask ?
Reminds me of the time I went to the states to meet the natives only to find they had been exterminated by foreigners :roll:
I went to America to meet Americans but all I met were wank3rs .If I wanted to meet wank3rs I wouldhave went to twtones house .
 

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Wednesday said:
twtone said:
Several American visitors to Ireland have expressed to me their disappointment that the hospitality sector is now dominated by Eastern Europeans and other foreigners. As one said: "I came to Ireland to meet the Irish, but all I meet are Poles".
Back when the hospitality sector was still largely Irish, I heard visitors from America express disappointment that the people they met were not all leprechauns and lovely girls with red hair and emerald green eyes saying "Top of the morning to you."

It's Irish stereotypes they were hoping to meet, not Irish people.
If they went out to the pubs and stayed after 10 PM they would meet Irish people. All the septics I have seen out in town have left by 10 to go back to their hotels for cocoa and bed. Bloody lightweights :lol:
 

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Wednesday said:
twtone said:
Several American visitors to Ireland have expressed to me their disappointment that the hospitality sector is now dominated by Eastern Europeans and other foreigners. As one said: "I came to Ireland to meet the Irish, but all I meet are Poles".
Back when the hospitality sector was still largely Irish, I heard visitors from America express disappointment that the people they met were not all leprechauns and lovely girls with red hair and emerald green eyes saying "Top of the morning to you."

It's Irish stereotypes they were hoping to meet, not Irish people.
Do you honestly believe American tourists visit our shores in the hope of meeting leprechauns and red heads?They come here to visit their roots,they feel a certain bond with Ireland.Many have expressed to me their disappointment in not meeting many Irish people working in the hotels ect.
 

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Aindriu said:
Wednesday said:
twtone said:
Several American visitors to Ireland have expressed to me their disappointment that the hospitality sector is now dominated by Eastern Europeans and other foreigners. As one said: "I came to Ireland to meet the Irish, but all I meet are Poles".
Back when the hospitality sector was still largely Irish, I heard visitors from America express disappointment that the people they met were not all leprechauns and lovely girls with red hair and emerald green eyes saying "Top of the morning to you."

It's Irish stereotypes they were hoping to meet, not Irish people.
If they went out to the pubs and stayed after 10 PM they would meet Irish people. All the septics I have seen out in town have left by 10 to go back to their hotels for cocoa and bed. Bloody lightweights :lol:
Most of the American tourists come on a package with CIE,Royal Irish Tours,etc.They have non stop day trips that mostly start at 7am.
 


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