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Cyn J
3 months ago
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My sister is currently looking for a second job. She applied for a order puller position and had the interview yesterday. She arrived early and one of the supervisors told her that’s a good look. My sister said the hiring manager who is female, came out and stared at her then told her she may not be a good fit for the position. My sister is the kind of person to keep herself up. Hair done, comfortable outfit, etc., this lady told her that the job requires heavy lifting, 70+ lbs. Mind you, my sister has been working for the post office as a mail handler for 6 years. Heavy lifting is what she does 12 hours a day for 6 days. The HR manager said she doesn’t believe my sister can take constant heavy lifting for 4 hours. Is this not discrimination? She either doesn’t want to hire her because of her race or because she’s a female who they feel wouldn’t want to get her hands dirty. #discrimination

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Erika Rodgers

Obviously if she’s used to lifting heavy boxes it wouldn’t have been a problem at this job either & if people aren’t sticking around it’s usually the people, like her or maybe they told you that you’d be doing one thing & they actually have you doing something totally different, that’s deceptive & not cool, if that’s the case but she never interviewed her to make that judgment call, it was personal for that manager in one way or another & if she was dolled up, why should she dim her light to make someone that she doesn’t know comfortable?

Obviously if she’s used to lifting heavy boxes it wouldn’t have been a problem at this job either & if people aren’t sticking around it’s usually the people, like her or maybe they told you that you’d be doing one thing & they actually have you doing something totally different, that’s deceptive & not cool, if that’s the case but she never interviewed her to make that judgment call, it was personal for that manager in one way or another & if she was dolled up, why should she dim her light to make someone that she doesn’t know comfortable?

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Erika Rodgers

It’s a good thing your sister didn’t get hired because she would’ve had to deal with that hiring manager’s nasty attitude & possibly be the victim of a hostile environment. I’ve been in that position before & the toll that it takes on you mentally & emotionally is damaging & totally not worth it. I hope your sister finds a better job with a competent employer who isn’t intimidated by her awesome.

It’s a good thing your sister didn’t get hired because she would’ve had to deal with that hiring manager’s nasty attitude & possibly be the victim of a hostile environment. I’ve been in that position before & the toll that it takes on you mentally & emotionally is damaging & totally not worth it. I hope your sister finds a better job with a competent employer who isn’t intimidated by her awesome.

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Steven Laney

So why complain here? Hire a lawyer and settle for 5 million dollars.

So why complain here? Hire a lawyer and settle for 5 million dollars.

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Sheila Beers

Requiring any female to lift more than 25 pounds is discrimination against women in general. Furthermore, it is a violation of health and safety standards, and OSHA needs to prevent such unreasonable requirements.

Requiring any female to lift more than 25 pounds is discrimination against women in general. Furthermore, it is a violation of health and safety standards, and OSHA needs to prevent such unreasonable requirements.

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Rosa Vega

Hello, don't let this situation be unheard... if you feel it was discrimination all she has to do is file a claim w the department of labor in your state, Google it & file a claim, they will get in touch once they've read it & agree you have a case. So, make sure you let them know everything that happened to the T.....good luck!

Hello, don't let this situation be unheard... if you feel it was discrimination all she has to do is file a claim w the department of labor in your state, Google it & file a claim, they will get in touch once they've read it & agree you have a case. So, make sure you let them know everything that happened to the T.....good luck!

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Russell Petigny

I feel it is discrimination because you can't tell anything about anyone just by looking at them..Even though she was dressed up for the interview, does not mean she can't get her hands dirty..Had they read her resume prior to interviewing her, they would've seen that she has prior experience doing heavy lifting for the Post Office..Tell your sister to go get what she deserves !!

I feel it is discrimination because you can't tell anything about anyone just by looking at them..Even though she was dressed up for the interview, does not mean she can't get her hands dirty..Had they read her resume prior to interviewing her, they would've seen that she has prior experience doing heavy lifting for the Post Office..Tell your sister to go get what she deserves !!

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LaTanya Davis

From my understanding you sister dress whether she is applying for office or general labor

From my understanding you sister dress whether she is applying for office or general labor

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LaTanya Davis

This is a confusing question they may have thought she might not a general labor job But from my understanding that how you sister is She dress up even if was office job or general labor

This is a confusing question they may have thought she might not a general labor job But from my understanding that how you sister is She dress up even if was office job or general labor

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Jennifer Happe

I dont think discrimination. Her being all dolled up probably made the hiring manager think she wasn't the right fit. That company has probably seen a good amount of people quit in a short amount of time because they couldn't lift the required weight. They know the type and build of the people that don't stick around. These days it's all about the right fit and what you wear to an interview matters for the position you are applying for.

I dont think discrimination. Her being all dolled up probably made the hiring manager think she wasn't the right fit. That company has probably seen a good amount of people quit in a short amount of time because they couldn't lift the required weight. They know the type and build of the people that don't stick around. These days it's all about the right fit and what you wear to an interview matters for the position you are applying for.

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Jerald Day

I have been discriminated many times for my race as well as my age. What I did was suck it up and move one. Get over it. The job was probably not worth dealing with to begin with.

I have been discriminated many times for my race as well as my age. What I did was suck it up and move one. Get over it. The job was probably not worth dealing with to begin with.

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