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Addicco Agency Is Racist!!
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LEWISTON, MAINE -- Addicco agency is racist and mean. I am an African girl from somali and I live in lewiston,ME. I called the company so many time for employement. And they always say they don't have anything. Then I was with this girl she was American and she and I went there to look for a job. They told us they didn't have anything. Then called the girl the next day to start a job.

This is crazy state they are racist. And today months later I called them and asked if they had any openings. The manager asked for my name. I said it to her and as soon as she heard that I didn't have an American name, she emmidiatly said we don't have anything and that I would put it on the av list. I asked her to say or spell my name she was nervous and couldn't answer me because I knew she didn't write anything down. And the shocking thing? she hung the phone up. I called back and she picked the phone again. I asked for a manager and she said she was the manager. Then hung the phone.

We somalis need to be heard. Addicco is racist and I am not the only one. This is insane!!
     
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adzidek on 2007-02-20:
Go directly to your Attorney General's office. This sort of thing is not taken lightly. Good luck.
MRM on 2007-02-20:
There may be other factors that the company did not hire you such as past employments, experiences, references, U.S citizenship. This is the 21st century and race has nothing to do with the hiring process. If you have not receive a phone call from this company its time to move on and apply for another job. Don't give up because there is a light the end of the tunnel! Toodles...
Anonymous on 2007-02-20:
MRM -- hahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahhah *gasp for breath*

hahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahhaha *tears*

Oh son, that was funny... 'race does not have to do with the hiring process' yeah and taco mayo at 2 am has nothing to do with my mid morning bath room paint pealing session. Too funny.
MRM on 2007-02-20:
There may be other factors that the company did not hire such as past employments, references, U.S citizenship. This is the 21st century and, IN THE MAJORITY JOB APPLICATION, race has nothing to do with the hiring process. If you have not receive a phone call from this company its time to move on and apply for another job. Don't give up because there is a light the end of the tunnel! Toodles...
Anonymous on 2007-02-20:
I'm going to have to agree with Stew on this one.
Shakra on 2007-02-20:
Even looks are a factor in if you get hired or not. I watched this exposé re: looks and hiring practices. Sad to say...it was definitely a factor. Even people who weren't qualified for a job were hired when another applicant had a lot more experience.

Anonymous on 2007-02-20:
Do you have proof that they did not hire you because you are African American. Did you have to write anything down because sometimes companies don't hire people who don't spell correctly. They think if you do not take time to spell words correctly that you will not take time to do your work properly. This letter had spelling mistakes. I think you are just frustrated because you are not getting the job, and claiming it is racism so you feel better about yourself.
warddw1526 on 2007-02-21:
I agree that what you described could be considered racist, or maybe they did not have jobs that you would be qualified for. I agree with ghostbuster.
yoke on 2007-02-21:
There is more to this then we are lead to believe.
shayen on 2007-02-21:
You can't even manage to spell the name of the agency correctly and yet you expect a job! Ridiculous. Anyway, I have worked for many staffing firms and I can tell you, they don't care about your skin color, they care about what skills you can offer their clients. Can you earn them money while being a responsible and professional representative of their agency? That is the question.

Some things you need to consider, first off, in regards to your American friend, she obviously is going to have a different skill set than you so how can you even compare yourself to her? So what if you went there with her and they had nothing and then the next day she received a call. Job orders come in all during the day and at any given moment a client is on the phone, requesting the temp agency fill a new job order. I am curious as to whether you have bugged the heck out of this agency to the point where they would never dare risk losing a client by sending you. Ask yourself honestly, have you called them to the point of harassment? Have you voiced your displeasure with them to the point where they are on the defensive? I don't know, obviously, so that is why I am asking or rather, suggesting that you ask yourself.

Here are SOME reasons why SOME people never are sent on assignments: 1. again, they lack the necessary skills and cannot be matched to a job 2. perhaps they aren't eligible to work in the U.S. 3. lack of professionalism 4. they performed poorly on skills-testing and/or presented a crummy resume. Obviously, there are other reasons why someone may not get an assignment. I have signed on with agency XYZ and received more assignments than I could handle while agency ZYX wouldn't give me the time of day. Perhaps you should take a long, hard look at your skill-set and the level of professionalism that you are presenting and go register with another agency or two. I checked temporary agencies listings at yahoo yellow pages for Lewiston, Maine and you have many other firms to choose from.

I don't know what type of job you were aiming for, but at any rate, I wish you luck in your search for employment and I hope my posting helps.
jktshff1 on 2007-02-26:
Most companies require a filled out application. I would suggest (from observing your grammar and spelling in the complaint) that you concentrate more on improving your use of the English (read American) language and assimilating into the life ( United States of America ) that you have chosen instead of assuming that people are discriminating against you
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