This is the story of my experience when I applied for a job with Aerotek at Flextronics in Louisville Kentucky. When I went to the door the security officer handed me an application and told me that I had to fill it out in my car. It was raining and cold that day, and I had a terrible time going from the car to the reception area. I felt as though I were a thief trying to steal something. When I did get an interview there were 16 people interviewed at the same time and I was almost not called, really! It was as if nobody noticed I was there. When I spoke up I was interviewed and told to return in two days.
When I returned I went for a drug test (I Have Never Failed A Drug Test, Ever) and was told that a background check would be done. At that time I checked on the disclosure that I had a disability.
Note: I have an Associate in Applied Science degree With A+ Certification and 5 years of experience in computer technology. I am currently attending college working on my Bachelor Of Science Degree.
The following Monday I was called by a colleague who was in the same group with me who asked what had happened. I told him that I wasnt called. After
calling Aerotek I was told that my background check had taken longer that everyone elses and it wasnt known when I would get to start work. I knew this was a lie, but I didnt say anything. Later that week I called the recruiter who said that I had called too many times and that I was rude, and would not be hired. I knew then that my disability disclosure had doomed my chances to get a job. If you want to be treated like a person, avoid Aerotek.
These people are cold heartless, and dont care if you die so long as they make money. The recruiters I spoke to were Lauren King and another named Jenny Puta Estupida.
I will never forget these sad excuses for human beings. I ask anyone who reads this to send a fax and demand that Lauren King and Jenny Puta Estpida be held accountable for their crimes. These people must not be permitted to get away with this kind of abuse. We must send a clear message to these criminals that we the disabled workers of the United States will not stand silently by while criminals openly abuse us.
Living with a disability is living in pain. Society as we know it looks upon the disabled with disgust. The able bodied majority simply wish we would die.
Making a living with a disability is like pushing a peanut up a mountain with your nose.
Silent No More