HR Issues

Is this discrimination?

Undisclosed Iyheuvsbey
Nov 29

I work at tier 2 company wherein we have crazy workload often. I am in Team A while we support Team B in the operations.

Last week I wrote an email detailing how to perform certain steps while highlighting the key points, in few minutes one the Asian lady from team B, not Indian, sent me a ping on company chat saying why are you screaming?

I justified and explained and had get on conference call to explain what I mean.

In no way my email was pointed at anybody or any team but general system steps.

Initially I brushed it off.

We also have a white guy in our team who wrote a nasty email highlighting training issue in team B directed towards the same Asian lady and her other team members and no action was taken.

I took the screenshot of chat for reference incase there was any further issue.

Is this discrimination?

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  • Facebook supichai
    You are playing with fire
    Nov 292
    • Undisclosed Iyheuvsbey
      OP
      How? Is it because I am
      Not white..
      Nov 29
    • Facebook supichai
      Because other party is not and female
      Nov 29
  • Facebook asfd
    Yeah it's cause you're not white or Asian. Asians hate everyone else besides them.
    Nov 291
  • Microsoft @zzz
    Some additional recommendation on communicating with defensive recipients:
    - send it as a proposal rather than doctrine. Hey here's a proposal, heres what it solves
    - solicit feedback, and encourage participation. What do you think? Happy to discuss if you have alternate thoughts on. Thoughts? Etc etc.
    - some acknowledgement or appreciation for additional work you are asking others to do. Hey I understand this an additional overhead, and we will continue to tweak and improve it based on how it goes...
    - time bound it. Would like to get this started by such and such date, so would appreciate any further feedback or discussions as needed by date.

    Language, tone, formatting, all of these matter. Most of the time if proposals have merit they get accepted, usually with minor tweaks. If not this is a chance to improve further. You need to keep those avenues open, and ensure stakeholders have had a chance to participate.

    Not saying you didn't do this, but a good set of principles to follow in general, and for other blinders reading this thread.
    Nov 290
  • New Pppoop
    I know you are messed up when you started labeling people.
    Nov 290
  • Undisclosed Iyheuvsbey
    OP
    That’s what I expected.. how dare a nonwhite guy raise his voice!

    Thank you all.
    Nov 291
    • Undisclosed Dreamlight
      It's not about suppressing someone, it's just not worth the trouble. Not even close to getting HR and legal involved.
      Nov 29
  • Microsoft @zzz
    Wtf, this is a classic situation for your future interview behavioral questions. Deal with it.

    Sometimes we never have such situations and have to invent some story for interviews.

    Life gave you a nice lemon, make a lemonade or tart.
    Nov 290
  • New LosYork
    Why have this do with race ? Can someone enlighten me ?
    Nov 291
    • Capital One desu
      Same. I'm lost.
      Nov 29
  • Indeed dnPd12
    It could be, but it’s unprovable with this single instance. It needs to be blatant and unmistakable or a long series of these type of things to be actionable. You may need other witnesses as well.

    I talked to a lawyer recently about this kind of thing with a friend regarding her work situation.
    Nov 290
  • Undisclosed Dreamlight
    Dude, just let it go. Seriously.
    Nov 290
  • Apple Kim cook
    So what are you? Indian
    Nov 291
    • New Pppoop
      Of course he is. Who else labels people right and left
      Nov 29
  • Apple magikarp16
    Maybe you could have worded your email better. But I don't think you are in a bad light here from my perspective. Not sure what upset your coworker either.
    - Indian.
    Nov 290
  • Microsoft F12Gh
    So you’ve identified a defensive and reactionary employee. If they don’t impact your work or your review then you ignore them. There’s nothing to fix unless you are responsible for them or their work.

    If left alone this person might simply drown in their own paranoia.
    Nov 290
  • Yelp Doberman
    I don’t believe anyone is attempting to suppress your voice here. The message is this: don’t make unnecessary assumptions and don’t feed the boogeyman in the closet.
    Nov 290

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