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Tigra 07 Silver badge
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Re: Diversity

Some people want to replace common sense, or meritocracy hiring with forced diversity at all costs. As a minority i've also experienced this. I was actually refused a job i'd applied for because when i turned up i was assumed to be a straight white male. I was encouraged to fill in their optional survey at the end. They phoned me before i'd even left the lobby, asking me to come back in for a second interview.

Why has an optional survey about my personal background and ethnicity immediately got me another interview?

Why did my interview have a completely different flow and questions the second time? It was a lot easier and less pressurised.

Do i feel good about getting a job i wouldn't have got without diversity hiring? No.

I left before i'd been there for 2 years and was hired based on merit at my new job.

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