Job discrimination (this time at Amazon)

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06 Oct 2019, 10:49 pm

So, it happened again. A recruiter from Google emailed me and asked whether I'm interested to participate in their recruiting event. I said yes. Then, the standard process of jumping through hoops - filling in the forms (I set the checkbox that I have a disability), phone interview, solving tasks, then another phone interview, and the recruiter said that he is going to contact me about the last stage very soon. And then nothing, he just disappeared. I wrote him a letter, he didn't reply.
However, a week later he sent a message to my LinkedIn profile and asked again whether I'm interested to participate in their recruiting event and that I need to fill in the forms. Obviously, he thought that it's a profile of another guy, and that they're still looking for candidates.
I wrote him that yes, and that I already did all the first stages, and that he promised to contact me about the final stage. No reply again.
They couldn't even reject me openly. Damned, every time when this happens I feel that I have absolutely no hope in this life.



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07 Oct 2019, 9:14 am

What makes you think that discrimination occurred? What you described seems typical of the "Cattle-Call" method of soliciting applicants.

FYI: Amazon and Google are not the same business. Amazon Prime and Google Express, for all their overlap, are not the same business, either.


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07 Oct 2019, 9:53 am

Fnord wrote:
What makes you think that discrimination occurred?

Are you sure that you read and understood my message?

Fnord wrote:
FYI: Amazon and Google are not the same business. Amazon Prime and Google Express, for all their overlap, are not the same business, either.

My bad. I had an interaction with Google recruiters too, but this one was from Amazon.



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07 Oct 2019, 10:23 am

XenoMind wrote:
Fnord wrote:
What makes you think that discrimination occurred?
Are you sure that you read and understood my message?
Yes. I can read, and I am not stupid. You equate lack of contact with discrimination. This is an invalid conclusion. Employers are not required to follow-up with any form of confirmation that they received your application. The fact that the same employer contacted you twice may be due to an automated inquiry or too much time elapsing between the first inquiry and your response to it. With thousands of applications being received every day, employers usually don't waste time on acknowledging applications or on people who do not respond immediately. Discrimination has nothing to do with it.
XenoMind wrote:
Fnord wrote:
FYI: Amazon and Google are not the same business. Amazon Prime and Google Express, for all their overlap, are not the same business, either.
My bad. I had an interaction with Google recruiters too, but this one was from Amazon.
Maybe YOU should pay closer attention to what you read...


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07 Oct 2019, 11:11 am

Fnord wrote:
Yes. I can read, and I am not stupid. You equate lack of contact with discrimination. This is an invalid conclusion. Employers are not required to follow-up with any form of confirmation that they received your application.

I was at the stage right before the final interview, not at the stage of the first application. Obviously, you didn't understand my message.

Fnord wrote:
or too much time elapsing between the first inquiry and your response to it. With thousands of applications being received every day, employers usually don't waste time on acknowledging applications or on people who do not respond immediately.

His response was missing, not mine. And he didn't respond to 3 my messages, not just one.

Fnord wrote:
Discrimination has nothing to do with it.

How do you know that, and how do you know that discrimination did happen?

XenoMind wrote:
Maybe YOU should pay closer attention to what you read...

Sometimes I mistake one word for another, it must be a result of my TLE problems.
Forget about Google, this message is all about Amazon.