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Paul Baker
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14 days ago
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Is "culture fit" the new form of discrimination?

Have you ever applied for a job, put in for a promotion and told that you meet all the qualifications and they're pretty sure that you can do the job but they can't hire or promote you because you're just not a fit culturally?

It turns out you're not alone and some of the biggest and best known companies are being accused of using this in their hiring practices, included Facebook.

Have you ever faced this type of discrimination in your job search or on the job during your career?

#jobsearch #discrimination

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Kim Mims

It's not new. They've been running that game for years now!

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Ashley Baska

Chick Fila in Crestview pushed me out using this so called I am not a fit for this “culture” smh

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Loretta Watson

Yes age discrimination is still very much alive in the workforce as I have been experiencing the last few years. I work for a company for 7 years and they just terminated me in February. I am 61 years old and have had a good standing with this company for the last six years with good pay increases and little to no issues. This last year I fell at work and had a concussion and was not allowed to work in the lab for 6 weeks with limited duties including screen time. They of course tried to make me believe that it was my fault that I slept on a floor that is always covered in powder due to the way I was carrying my samples. The termination letter I received was stated that I am being terminated due to safety violations, errors, absenteeism, Etc. I had almost 200 hours of vacation time, due to always being denied when requesting a day off, my errors were actually not errors and when trying to discuss these and clear them up I all of a sudden had no access to my company email. I was second in line in seniority in my department but was scheduled often to do one of the jobs that only a beginner would start. This required a lot of lifting and very repetitious duties all day. I finally spoke up and said that them putting me on that position several times a week was not right, I felt like I was being punished but also explained that I did not feel like I was above doing that, but that I would benefit the company more if I was on the bench getting samples processed. Discrimination comes in all forms and was also told by attorneys that it is very hard to prove. Too many people work with friends or buddies and too much favoritism is going on instead of people being treated equally and considering worth ethics. I could go on and on but I'm trying to put this behind me I'm not sound like a bitter ex-employee. I just hope nobody has to experience what I went through this last year and a half.

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Joseph D Storer

The worst thing you can do today is making a big sale where a company needs to pay you a big commission and then if you are older and White you can bet you are totally screwed.

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Mila Connell

I feel what you all feel. This country discriminates mostly white people. Just like here in the south part of Texas that if you don't speak Spanish, you are more likely to be turned away. It even says, don't apply if you don't speak Spanish. Also, if you have a white last name, they will bump your application down at the bottom. It's a big discrimination against white people now a days.

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alan sperling

Yes,I see it happen every day with all these companies just lie and then depending on your progress, if new, then they all ask the same 16 questions, like why do you want to work here for them, putting you on the not qualified or they are going a different way. Plus now almost every company pay is minimum wage. So this is a new pro eesion to put forward for another interview. They ask or assume you are not the one. So your answer for jobs questions are, do you have reliable transportation, plus if your new, the management will tell you, that they have so any people applying for the same job. Then they say that before they even schedule an interview, they run a credit check, which hurts your credit scores every time. So the company's do a background check on someone, anyone that is the way all these sights want a credit card, that is BS. So mostly all companies pull this on job seekers and are still doing this, to separate people by their age. So all these sights show discrimination every day. Best is "we thank you for submitting and interviewing but we are going a different way and you are not part of it. We have found that is the way companies get away with illegal questions, so the interviews are BS. Especially here in Arizona. So this is my grind my gears.

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Jerold Young

All the time, and im a black man too? 😳

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Desiree Crawford

This is NOT a new thing AT ALL. I lost a fairly good job for that reason way back in 1985. At the time I was doing membership development for a well-known non-profit organization in the Deep South. No one ever saw me -- I clocked in, went to my cubicle, talked to people ONLY on the phone, and went home. I was good at my job. Shortly after I was hired, a new manager came in. "Dress For Success" was the big thing at the time, and it was presented in a weekend seminar we HAD to attend. Afterwards, the membership staff and IT folks, previously unseen in "office casual" on the third floor, were informed that we had to dress to the nines from now on. For women, that included skirted suits, makeup, hose, heels, etc. We were also expected to socialize together with the boss at least one evening a week (unpaid), to "build a corporate spirit." Between my low-key fashion sense and my reluctance to get involved much with workmates outside of work, I was informed that I "wasn't a good fit for the new direction of the organization," and I was fired. UGH. At some places, if you don't do the Stepford thing, you either don't last long, or you don't get hired in the first place.

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Natacha Verly

That culture thing happens to me all the time . I am from another country. I got a master here in the US for about years and every where you apply they want want you to have experience within the US. I mean I got it, but how about they give me that chance to show them how capable I am to perform the job. Another thing is , I do have lot experiences from another country. Sounds like they do not count! Sooo if you read this message and feel like you want to give me that opportunity to put my foot in the door 🚪please reach out to me through job case and I would be more than happy to work for your company 😊. Trust me you won't regret it!

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Marie Smith

That happens everyday actually! Everything is just run by Corporate America so it's not so openly spoken about! #5gsoftkill #populationcontrol #prayforourchildren

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