• Report: #98244

Complaint Review: Dial America Marketing

  • Submitted: Fri, July 09, 2004
  • Updated: Fri, August 03, 2012

  • Reported By:Atlanta Georgia
Dial America Marketing
Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd Atlanta, Georgia U.S.A.

Dial America Marketing Unethical Behavior Nasty Uncle Tom Color Hating Receptionist Atlanta Georgia

*General Comment: Look in the Mirror

*General Comment: you said it yourself

* : You uneducated tar baby

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: AMEN!!

*Consumer Comment: I am in agreement your comment was valid

*Consumer Comment: I am in agreement your comment was valid

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Racism as a Crutch...Give me a MINORITY

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: DOn"T GIVE ME THAT BS...their are a few ethnic people

*Consumer Comment: way to play the race card

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Just want to add.... Janet Jackson, Naomi Campbell, Iman, Tyra Banks - yum!

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I went on an interview yesterday morning at 11:15 am at the Atlanta Office on Peachtree-Dunwoody road and was met by a very rude receptionist. The minute I walked in, she gave me very nasty looks. but I remained manerable, filled out the application, and waited.

i was told before hand that the wait would be about 2 hours. SO I waited patiently. As I continued waited. The receptionist (whose name is Deborah Taylor) was not only rude to me, but with other people who called on the phone. She would ask in a nasty tone "What's your name?" "Speak up cause I can't hear you!" She also LIED to some people on the phone in front of me and 6 other people. For some people she would schedule an interview for them but to others she would say her schedule is "booked" and she would give them a call back.

When she looked on the name sheet to the ones who signed in, she made a demeaning reference to my skin color. I written my name VERY clearly any one could understand it. The first three letters of my name is TAQ, you could see it clear as day (even written in red ink cause no other pens were on her desk. It stood out among the other names written in blue.) But she said it TWICE! She said "What's your name? TAR? TAR-Quisha). She said it two times! I politley told her that the correct pronunciation of my name is Taquisha (Takesha). She rolled her eyes and got back on the phone.

So as I waited, just before the pregnant woman came to interview me and 3 other people all in one group, Deborah went and spoke to her privately. Then the woman came out to interview us. We were led to the break room to go over the script and the company history. We each read the script one at a time. We didn't get a chance to pre read it to ourselves, we were only told it read the bottom ONLY and not the top.

ut when reading it one by one, we were told to start at the top. I read the script almost perfect. The girl next to me read it in a stuttering fashion and kept starting over from the first sentence. After reading, the woman told one guy the the girl next to me to come outside to look at schedules. Then after speaking with them, she brought me and the other guy outside and did not discuss schedules, but shown us the call center floor.

Then she said "if we don't hear anything by 12:00 Friday, just look for something else". I feel that Deborah Taylor has been allowed to vent her nasty attitude to people on the phone and others for a LONG time! I feel that she has the hiring power, NOT the supervisors. She is a light-skinned black woman that has a self hatred identity complex and vent it at others. To purposely mispronounce the first three letter of my name by using a color slur reference used to degrade others ( a reference slur decades old) proves she has psychological issues and just a plain attitude problem.

I have a feeling that there are menay that wasted time going to that company having to deal with this woman's unethical behavior. After leaving, I happened to turn my head and see the pregnant woman who interviewed us giving me a nasty look!

Taquisha
Atlanta, Georgia
U.S.A.

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#1 General Comment

Look in the Mirror

AUTHOR: MariaElena1 - (United States of America)

I have seen many people of various races and ethnic groups come in to apply for jobs at companies. Sometimes they wear very low skin tight jersey tops, tailored 3-piece suits, flip flops, scraggly jeans, normal business dress, nose rings, very noticeable large tattoos,  and some even bring a child with them or are  texting or answering and talking on their cell phone very loudly.  Some come in, don't smile, and seem to be angry at the world, impatient,  and unhappy to be there. Taquesha is not a common name like Dawn or John. I have my name mispronounced and it's a common name. But it's no big deal.

Look in the the mirror. Do you try to make the best first impression? Do you see an angry person with a bad attitude? Are you dressed for a business environment? When I walk into a business, if I am able to see an office of many people working there, if I don't see any minority or older  employees  that's the first clue. I know it's a place that may not hire me. Regardless,  I just go thought the interview etc. in a pleasant manner. The person interviewing me may not even be the person who makes the hiring decision anyway. The actual Human Resource Director may be a brand new or transferred in employee Maybe the previous Human Resource Director was replaced due to their prejudices. Maybe they have just had a discrimination lawsuit.  Maybe I do have a shot at the job. It's a very tough job market and discouraging, but please don't sabotage yourself as soon as you walk in.
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#2 General Comment

you said it yourself

AUTHOR: Glenn - (U.S.A.)

" The minute I walked in, she gave me very nasty looks" Now if I understand here you are applying for a job, and within 60 seconds, you determine ALREADY you don't like the receptionist. May I ask WHY you stayed to fill out the application. Seriously, if you LOOK for racism, you will find it anytime anywhere. THIS applies, black, white, cuban, puerto rican, ANY nationality. Now, if I may ask WHY do some individuals WARSH their clothes? Where I am from I always WASHED mine. Just wondering

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You uneducated tar baby

AUTHOR: Mclovin - (USA)

It sounds like you are pulling the race-card like was stated in a previous post by mark.
You work as a telemarketer you know what that tells me about you, that you did not graduate high school and this was better then flipping burgers. So enjoy your min wage job. As for the mispronunciation of your name how does your kind expect anyone to pronounce there name.
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#4 REBUTTAL Individual responds

AMEN!!

AUTHOR: Taquisha - (U.S.A.)

But my mother always, said that if that's all they can do is insult your color that means YOU HAVE IT GOING ON and they couldn't think of anything! You should have saw her anyway! She is NO Halle Berry! She is the Albino Version of FLORIDA EVANS!!!
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#5 Consumer Comment

I am in agreement your comment was valid

AUTHOR: Allison - (U.S.A.)

Taquisha,
I feel that your comment was valid because as a dark skinned black woman, I have also put up with this behavior as well; not only have I seen this in applying for jobs but in other everyday situations as well. I feel that the black race should support one another and not pull each other down like a bucket full of crabs.
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#6 Consumer Comment

I am in agreement your comment was valid

AUTHOR: Allison - (U.S.A.)

Taquisha,
I feel that your comment was valid because as a dark skinned black woman, I have also put up with this behavior as well; not only have I seen this in applying for jobs but in other everyday situations as well. I feel that the black race should support one another and not pull each other down like a bucket full of crabs.
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#7 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Racism as a Crutch...Give me a MINORITY

AUTHOR: Taquisha - (Andorra)

What FAILURE?? I have been doing this for over a YEAR all you do is READ A SCRIPT OVER AND OVER FOR HOURS you idiot!! And kooks like you that want use DENIAL that racism exist, is an excuse for your own FAILURE of competence by expecting people to believe your BS of racism being imagined! Putting your head in the sand is your BIGGEST crutch and FAILURE to make this society ignorant free! Give me a MINORITY to post back, not some incompetent WHITE BOY who knows NOTHING about racism!

Not someone who looks at his skin color and say "You are hired" cause he is a WHITE BOY! Not someone who RARELY to NEVER expericence bigotry! Don't respond to something when you know NOTHING about what it's like "suburban, get any job I want WHITE BOY!" This was RACISM from an Uncle Tom Mammy and refuse to accept it! That's how you like it! Someone to be the house mammy and keep their own kind down while they smile and buck dance to you!
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#8 REBUTTAL Individual responds

DOn"T GIVE ME THAT BS...their are a few ethnic people

AUTHOR: Taquisha - (U.S.A.)

IMAGINED???? RACE CARD??? Typical, TYPICAL white trash lingo from someone who have NEVER experience racism from their OWN race! You don't have to KNOW anyone to KNOW when you are target of racism! Were victims of racism who were stopped by the cops because they fit a profile? When some white women hug their purses when they see a black guy, etc. Is this imagined???? You can keep your head in the sand all you want!

But as a MINORITY women that have witnessed with the color issue for decades, YES their are a few ethnic people out here that discriminate on COLOR and even make slurs against it! You wouldn't know cause you are WHITE!!!!! How can TAQ and TAR be IMAGINED!!! This woman is BITTER and hateful at people of darkskin no matter how you hide it! You are just a DIAL AMERICA staff member that's mad because someone has FINALLY let the dirt out on your NASTY receptionists!
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#9 Consumer Comment

way to play the race card

AUTHOR: Matt - (U.S.A.)

Let me ask you first of all if you know this receptionist? How would you know if she was giving you a dirty look or that is just the way her face looks all of the time. Did you ever consider that she may have been embarassed by mis-pronouncing your name?

It seems that you are a very paranoid person. You should ask yourself how many times in your life you have used racisim (imagined) as a crutch and an excuse for your own failure.

I will admit that there is racisim still out there but you expect people to believe that you did not get your telemarketing job because the black receptionist did not like you because you were darker than she was.

YOU could hyave nothing to do with the fact that you did not get the job, it must be someone elses fault. RIGHT.

By the way who uses the "colored" anymore? As a black woman you should be offended by your own words. Here is a noble concept for you. It's called personal responsibility!
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#10 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Just want to add.... Janet Jackson, Naomi Campbell, Iman, Tyra Banks - yum!

AUTHOR: Taquisha - (U.S.A.)

I thought it was already sent, but I wanted to add that if women like Janet Jackson, Naomi Campbell, Iman, Tyra Banks and other ethnic of a dark skin tone women stood next to her does she really think she would stand a chance at being in the top ranks? Don't think so! If if wasn't for dark ethnic women, she wouldn't be sitting her porky, blubber self there as a reception. Whites who are racist would much rather have someone looking like Pamela Anderson or Dolly Parton! Not some fat hog that curses God for not being white!
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