I've been holding steady on my job search, with out much luck. I'm landing interviews like there's no tomorrow. I just need to land a damn job.
I absolutely hate it when an HR Director calls me back about a position I applied for about 3 weeks ago. It was for a well known financial services firm and I'm surprised I even got a call back. The first message left me feeling really uneasy, cause the guy that called sounded like he was trying to get a date, not recruit a potential employee. He used a very sing songy, playful voice and I really didn't care for that. Eventually, I am able to schedule an interview with his collegue, who was very monotone. He had the nerve to ask me what position I applied for. I told him I'm sure it was administrative. This jerk says, looking at your cover letter...blah blah blah. If he has my cover letter, what the FUCK was he asking me what position I applied for? The fact that they had more than one position open concerned me too.
I was in a hurry to get of the phone with this dude. When I hung up, I realized he didn't give me an address or directions. I call back and he tells me to arrive at least a half hour early to fill out various forms and have my picture taken.
Have my picture taken?!?!? I was completely befuddled as to why I would need to have my picture taken, since I'm not applying for a modeling or acting gig, just bs office work. He says to me, "Sometimes I forget after interviews and I would like to be able to associate a name with a face. I will also pass it along to the Executive Director, who you'd be working for." I say okay, but I'm still feeling uneasy and confused. I'm bothered by this blatant act of discrimination. There's no reason for them to have a picture of me during the hiring process. It's not like it's for a company ID; I hadn't been offered a job. There was absolutely no reason for that. I cancelled that interview.
I'm wondering if I should report this company to EEOC or something. I wonder how many other people feel uncomfortable. I wonder what gender or race they are looking to hire.
This has been an awakening addition to my Black History Month.
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