Did you face discrimination at work?

Samsung usr777
Dec 27, 2018 18 Comments

I feel that there is a lot of conscious and subconscious bias in the workplace, One example,i felt that Indians who come here and complete their MS are biased against people without MS. Felt that they have a superiority complex.

Another example is when any prod issue happened My Indian manager would only reach-out to indians for after hours work and openly told us that as indians we need to put in extra hours 9-6 is only for Americans as their work culture is different and our wives will understand this.

FMLA leaves are denied and was told that ask your parents come and take care of the baby you can get only two weeks and if you take more your promotion will be in jeopardy.

NB: These incidents are not from my current company, and are the reason due to which i left previous jobs.

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  • Amazon ktighnf36
    “Another example is when any prod issue happened My Indian manager would only reach-out to indians for after hours work and openly told us that as indians we need to put in extra hours 9-6 is only for Americans as their work culture is different and our wives will understand this.”

    >> sufffffff sirrrrr ! Grrrrr ! 🤯🤯🤬🤬 ! What the mother fuck !
    Dec 27, 2018 5
    • Samsung usr777
      OP
      Oh yeah I dont know how I kept my kool
      Dec 27, 2018
    • Microsoft Tier 1
      Get an American wife?
      Dec 27, 2018
    • Samsung usr777
      OP
      I had a friend who had an American wife tried to take fmla was denied and he got pip d and was made to resign.. and he was indian decent
      Dec 30, 2018
    • Microsoft Tier 1
      Was the manager cognizant of the American wife who won’t understand?
      Dec 30, 2018
    • Samsung usr777
      OP
      The wife was American of indian origin
      Dec 30, 2018
  • Squarespace szkL36
    About 15 years ago, I interviewed at a FAANG company to be their first accessibility tester. The entire day, I was being interviewed by blind and heavily visually impaired people.

    Nobody ever asked if I was blind myself (I'm not). It was only the end of the day, when I mentioned I was going to take public transit back to my apartment in Sunnyvale. The interviewer stopped and asked "Hey wait, are you blind?"
    Dec 27, 2018 0
  • Medtronic SnakeDr
    I’ve seen a lot of discrimination at work, most toward employees that are black...I normally repeat their ideas in meetings and get credit for the idea, then state, That I was just repeating _____’s idea, that way they can’t ignore it, as they’ve already came out as supporting it and now are stuck with having to support who it came from. Then I normally get approached by the person who was ignored with their thanks, and hear that this behavior has been going on for years with no recognition.
    Dec 27, 2018 0
  • Microsoft ramare
    Why do we Indians complain so much? We are given an opportunity to work in US on a temporary work permit.
    Why not just focus on completing the work instead of all kinds of complaints and opinions?
    Dec 27, 2018 2
    • Samsung usr777
      OP
      Spoken like a tru manager.. just shut your mouth and do the job so that you dont have to do any managing .... and what has working in us on Visa to do with right to speech...
      Dec 28, 2018
    • Microsoft ramare
      All right, keep complaining.

      But just think about it - if you were a manager, would you like to hire someone who does the job and minds his own business or someone who constantly complains along with it.
      If that's difficult to imagine, ask yourself if you'd like to buy a phone with a feature where it keeps giving you notifications(complaints) that you woke up late, didn't exercise, ate too much, spent too much time in unproductive apps etc. Even though all of it might be true and useful, most of us would avoid such a phone and such a company's products and prefer a phone that just does its job.

      And my point was, when we Indians keep on doing it, it creates a negative image.
      Dec 28, 2018
  • New b37
    Working in a suburb, I was discriminated against; with my impaired eyesight, I was the only one who couldn't drive to work. The USA favors automobile drivers over non-drivers to at least as great an extent as it favors any other demographic, including white people and Christians. *Everything* is designed with the presupposition that every adult can and does drive a car anywhere and everywhere.
    Dec 27, 2018 2
    • Samsung usr777
      OP
      Same happened to me .. i came from India and could not drive a car.. i asked HR to arrange for some transportation for interview.. they were asking why i don't have DL... and was asking if i have some criminal background for which i did not get DL... it was subconscious why do everyone assumes that you would have a DL
      Dec 27, 2018
    • Zymergen Radiant
      Sorry about your eyesight but the US roadways are designed with safety in mind and most tech is designed for markets and profits first, not edge cases. There's some obvious ways you could make your own life easier for yourself. Move out of the suburbs and closer to mass transit, find a different job, advocate for your extra needs at work. I doubt Christians or white people would refuse to help. They love being seen as the heroes minorities need and depend upon.
      Dec 27, 2018
  • Amazon MystMac-A9
    There is no such thing as discrimination. It's all in the head.
    Dec 28, 2018 1
    • Samsung usr777
      OP
      It's easy for people to say that who are actually doing the discrimination
      Dec 28, 2018
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    • Apple ijyA68
      You say you don’t face discrimination and then list all the ways in which you are discriminated against?
      Dec 27, 2018
    • Xilinx a€
      As an immigrant, I only tell dirty jokes with my white friends, never talk about politics
      Dec 27, 2018

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