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Old 09-18-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: outskirts of Alamo Heights
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I'm serious about this question because I have applied at many places and aside from out right being ignored even after I send a follow up email or phone call, they will send me a denial email if even that, with no reason other than they found a more suitable applicant.

I find it insulting to be declined a housekeeping job as an example. I applied with several companies. I clean for people right now to put food on the table. I'm good at it but doing so didn't qualify me for the numerous housekeeping positions I applied for?

What's wrong with being a White American female with NO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND?

I have many skills, housekeeping is something I want to do because I enjoy a job that does not tie me to a desk. I type on a average of 55 wpm and my data entry was tested at 8000+ ksph. I've worked in Customer Service jobs over 16 years of my working life and I just need a job that will appreciate my work ethic and treat me as a human being.

Do I have to change my last name to Lopez in this city to find a job?

 
Old 09-18-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Yikes! What a first post.

Look, discrimination is everywhere. You think it's hard being a white female? Ha! Try being a white male professional with a graduate degree in a science field. Talk about discrimination. Holy moley!
 
Old 09-18-2009, 12:45 PM
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:49 PM
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I'm an employed white female, so I would have to say "Yes" to your title question. My company hires many races/ethnicities/sexual orientations/religions.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have a vey 'interesting' first name that often throws ppl off so I can understand the notion of prejudgement...so, change your last name to Lopez on resumes like u suggested and report back what happens.

Jobs are not found via email alone though...
 
Old 09-18-2009, 01:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Unless the position calls for fluency in spanish there could be many reasons why you haven't been picked up.

1. Person doing the hiring gets a referral from someone they know/trust. People will almost always hire a known quality vs. unknown quality worker.

2. Does the application process include a resume? Maybe that needs some work. References? If the employer calls and you only get a 'ho-hum' reference your application will likely end up in the trash.

3. People are tightening their belts and cutting expenses. Demand for what you're looking for has probably dropped.

Best of luck to you.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 01:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Maybe they're hiring white people, just not you.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: outskirts of Alamo Heights
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maybe I wasn't explaining myself. I have applied in person and online for jobs and it's the same result. For the lady that states she has a job and is White, What company may that be? I'd like to apply there if I haven't already done so.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 01:22 PM
 
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Originally Posted by CandyinSa View Post
I'm serious about this question because I have applied at many places and aside from out right being ignored even after I send a follow up email or phone call, they will send me a denial email if even that, with no reason other than they found a more suitable applicant.

I find it insulting to be declined a housekeeping job as an example. I applied with several companies. I clean for people right now to put food on the table. I'm good at it but doing so didn't qualify me for the numerous housekeeping positions I applied for?

What's wrong with being a White American female with NO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND?

I have many skills, housekeeping is something I want to do because I enjoy a job that does not tie me to a desk. I type on a average of 55 wpm and my data entry was tested at 8000+ ksph. I've worked in Customer Service jobs over 16 years of my working life and I just need a job that will appreciate my work ethic and treat me as a human being.

Do I have to change my last name to Lopez in this city to find a job?

YOU THINK IT'S BAD FOR YOU!!! TRY BEING BLACK WITH NO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND!!! I'm in HOUSTON and been looking for a job for 1 month and I still haven't gotten ANYTHING!!
 
Old 09-18-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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Candy, surely you jest...
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