canteen culture

canteen culture

n
(Sociology) the alleged clannishness of the police force, whereby the prevalent attitudes inhibit officers from reporting or speaking out against malpractice, racism, etc
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No one wants to return to the canteen culture of the 1970/80s when the the prevailing topic of conversation amongst some staff was 'women, QPR and roll-yourown fags', but mutually flirtatious behaviour, staff indulging in mild sexual gossip and innuendo (not filth) does not constitute sexual harassment and has always gone on in the workplace and always will.
There is still that macho canteen culture, which affects policewomen as well.
It is attitudes such as racism and sexism which are identified as being sustained by the undesirable aspects of police canteen culture.
I had to give up my career as a senior police officer because of the potential embarrasment if it had leaked out and become part of the canteen culture.
The author investigated the numerous reasons for this canteen culture and discovered that part of it could have resulted from peer pressure or because of the nature of operational policing.
Sunderland city councillor Colin Anderson said: "These remarks were part of a canteen culture which is clearly not acceptable and needs to be addressed.
It is the kind of job that attracts racism - a mixture of power, domination, uniform and canteen culture, like the Army and the prison service.
Buzzword itself has an entry, of course, and the following pages lead you gloriously through camp, Campbell's Soup, canteen culture, Inspector Clouseau and the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield And so it goes on.
Philip Glenister as Mack and (below) policeman Marc Warren and cook David Morrissey CANTEEN CULTURE.
If you put two police officers together, in a car, in a canteen, over a pool table, that's canteen culture.
Ihadtogiveupmycareer because of the potential embarrasment if it had leaked out and become part of the canteen culture.