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Old 05-07-2019, 09:38 AM
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Discrimination is real.

I recently interviewed for a job that I found through a recruiter who contacted me. I went on 2 interviews there and met with SEVEN people. I really thought I had it in the bag.

The told the recruiter I was the better candidate and they WANTED to hire, but I am white the other person they hired is not. This co got in trouble once before for a lack of diversity so now they try and hire non-white.

This was told to me from the recruiter AFTER I didn't get the job IDK what she knew prior but it's very real.
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Old 05-07-2019, 10:15 AM
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OP, I think I read once that you are in your mid 40s. Wait 15 years, come back here and let us know if you have changed your mind.
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Old 05-07-2019, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by charlygal View Post
I've been on CD for a few years now. I've noted a strange phenomenon.

If a Black or Latino person comes on and speaks about racial discrimination, they get talked down, and folks tell them that racial discrimination doesn't exist. Same for LGBT people.

I've been in threads about discrimination against women and folks refuse to believe the women. They tell us we don't know how to negotiate for better money, we aren't as committed, we are biologically programmed for lower paying jobs, blah, blah. So, according to many on CD, sexism doesn't exist.

However, if a 30 year old comes on here and explains that they haven't gotten every single job they've applied for, then folks start to scream about age discrimination.

Could it be that if one type of discrimination doesn't apply to you, then you refuse to believe that that form of discrimination exists? Folks also don't take the time to develop any empathy for those that may fall victims to such forms of discrimination.

The rub is that EVERYONE gets older and perhaps that makes folks much more sensitive to those stories.

So, a simple question. Does discrimination exist or not? Either all of it exists or none of it exists. We can't pick or choose to only believe the type of discrimination that applies to our personal circumstances.

I feel that many have come and said "Hey this is discrimination" and the actual proof is that they are either whining or they have overstepped their position and are getting reamed by management.

Never seen any 30 year old cry about age discrimination, it's usually over 50.....

But the base is "Does it exist?" Hell yes, proving it however, that's the trick....
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