I left a voicemail for someone who looked darn attractive on paper; this is what I received back via email – really…
Dear S. Levy:
I got your voice mail today.
Please provide as much details as you can about the company (including a link to its web site).
Also, please research unless you know, if this is a stable and growing environment, or a come and go, infested with Pakistanis, Indians and other assorted H1B visa holders.
Now I’ve seen spelling errors that made me laugh and spit coffee out from my nose and read grammar so bad that no matter how many times I re-read the piece it still didn’t make any sense.
But never a response like this.
I won’t be calling this person for an interview…
Hispanics have their LatPro; Asians can learn “…to survive and succeed in America’s workplace” (thx); and the incredible Moss family has HBCUconnect. But where do white people go? I don’t see any “White” job boards or sites that build communities among historically white colleges and universities: Yes, I know that all colleges and universities are historically white but even the University of Mississippi is now integrated, right?
How’s this for marketing – we’ll advertise WhitePro on WET…White Entertainment Television!
Imagine how this might cause a few PC sphincters to clench up tighter than someone who has just sucked on one dozen lemons!
If you know me, you recognize that I’m trying to push a few buttons; if you don’t know me, I’ve been a vocal proponent of diversity recruiting for nearly 25 years. Yet we tolerate websites, entertainment venues, lyrics, and even recruiting initiatives that are inherently divisive as a result of their names and/or labels.
There has to be a better way.