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Patricia Holt
over 6 months ago

I recently took a job that is below my skill set just because I needed the money and knew they would hire me. Of course, with this job there is a training period (it's a call center) and the other day the instructor called myself and another "older" employee out in front of the class and asked us if we understood what she just said. Number one, I understood and know more than she explained and probably knows. I constantly help the other employee because after a week, she still can't login properly. This instructor gives all her attention to the other side of the room (the rowdy, 20 somethings who just wanna talk about how much they partied the night before or ask for aspirin for their hangover). This isn't the first incident and she has the other employees doing the same thing. I don't know whether to let it go until I find a better job or say something? Since when did being 55 make me an idiot? I'm not stupid, I'm bored.

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T’Ajani J. Shepard
over 6 months ago

Hello,

My name is T'ajani Jer-Ray Shepard. I am from Fresno, CA , and I am now living in Miami Beach, FL. I am a male who is 23 years old. I suffer from a hearing disabilities; I am deaf at 90.63% hearing loss. I have earned two college degrees as far as my education field. I have been playing football since I was eight years old even with my hearing disabilities. Until now, my hearing disabilities is defeating me because it seems to be a problem for others who do not understand my situation. I do not know sign language. Even though I read lips, my speech is not always understood by others. From the outside looking into my situation, what do I do? I tried to continued with the sport I love the most, which is football. However, it seems I am being highly discriminated against. Even though I have documentation that verifies my hearing disability, individuals are telling me what I can or can not do because I physically appear normal to them. Honestly, I have never gotten any fair opportunities to prove myself to others.

I am a hard worker who loves to get the job done, to get my bills paid for, and to be able to have food on the table without stressing at night. All my life, I have been facing obstacles that keep repeating itself over and over, which is familiar to my hearing disabilities. I keep telling myself, "I can beat the odds. I have done it before. I can do it again."

Although my situation seems hopeless and it is unbearable at times, I still find myself questioning, "What do I do?" I am now living in Miami. I am applying for jobs. I may not be looking harder enough. Unfortunately, when an owner and manager see my documentation on my hearing loss, they seem to pull away and they tell me they will call me back. However, I never receive any calls regarding the jobs I am inquiring about. What do I do?

At night, I pray to God when no one is around, and I ask Him to open a door for me just give me at least one opportunity. I tell Him, "I won't let you down." All I can do is wait for my chance and keep living off my SSI. I am living in the moment one day at a time. This is the real live moment of T'ajani also known as Tee Shepard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0koMgOAccw

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Camille Morehouse
over 6 months ago

I worked for a company for 13 years and I just couldn't handle how the supervisor was treating all of us. So I just walked out and never regretted it. I'm still unemployed, but I take online courses. When I applied for unemployment I was rejected so I appealed it and they told me that I wasn't humiliated enough. What? I applied for one job and I considered myself experienced for the position I applied for, the company called me back and told me they hired someone with more experience. I believe it all had to do with age discrimination.

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John Cizman
over 6 months ago

How do I combat the age discrimination that works against my over age 50 clients? I just met with a recruiter who candidly admitted that his clients would invariably prefer someone like himself, a 20 something recent college graduate, to my 60 year old client who has a visible physical disability. I've researched companies that are known to hire "seniors" but they are either based outside of Colorado or are not currently hiring. The irony is that some of these companies are being undercut by new companies led by "young" entrepreneurs. I need advice!

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Doreen Blanchard
over 6 months ago

NYC Police breaking barriers with religious workplace accommodations. Like it or not the face of America is changing and we can expect more religious diversity due to the rising number of immigrants from South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Exceptions around facial hair, workplace attire, and time off will need to be updates, particularly with major US cities, to accommodate our new citizens. Kudos to NYC Police for stepping up! http://bjconline.org/nypd-issues-new-rules-accommodating-officers-religious-observance-010217/

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LaShay Grayes
over 6 months ago

Recently worked for ups in Fontana CA loved the fast pace work+ hours I was recently let go during high peak seasons claiming production has slowed down,but New hire+shift just got added& they cut a full-time shift to 4 hours. Supervisor Gloria,Lead Laura,Jose Have shown racism in this work place once it was brought to their ATTENTION about the Racist statement Jose made to Gloria &I was being held up to three hours before being released on my first break was told by Laura that I can't break till she say so even if informed by other's who starts with me,relayed the message I informed the Manager Charles who is married into the FAMILY of the accused,Moral of the story they hire young adults who they can take advantage of& won't speak up ONCE the law has been BROKEN I was let go due to mistakes being made intentionally, VENDICTIVE & RETALIATION from the Management this matter should be investigated I have spoken to the Agency that contracts with them about this no further STATUS nor have I been able to get another assignment,is their any other openings full time in the San Bernardino, Riverside county?

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Ripley Barber
over 6 months ago

I know some felonies who conviction was not 7 yrs old and was hired through a job but my felonies was not accepted and I was disqualified. I was honest so it is true certain felonies will prevent u from getting employed for a lifetime.it's a shame We all sin but we look at others faults

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Nicolas Gordon
over 6 months ago

How can I prove companies are practicing unfair hiring practices because of my age, gender, race, or sexual orientation during my job search?

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Maria Snyder
over 6 months ago

I’m interested on how the application ethnicity details are processed when applying to companies. I’m trying to decide if it’s better to omit this information altogether.

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Timothy Lee
over 6 months ago

I'm a 54 year old seasoned retiree looking for customer service related employment. I'm beginning to feel looked over and obsolete because employers seem to desire younger workers. Is age discrimination prevalent in today's market?

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