• Report: #663795

Complaint Review: Half Price Books, Mesky

  • Submitted: Thu, November 18, 2010
  • Updated: Fri, December 31, 2010

  • Reported By: anonymous — anonymous Oklahoma United States of America
Half Price Books, Mesky
13388 Preston Rd Dallas, Texas United States of America

Half Price Books, Mesky discrimination, uncivilized, rude, dishonest, and stinky Dallas, Texas

*Consumer Comment: Preston Road Property

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Have you noticed how Half Price Books rarely if ever hires Latinos or Hispanics? Isn't that pitiful!?

This complaint is against the Half Price Books in Dallas, Texas located on 13388 Preston road. I believe that this store has a lot of problems due to their really uncivilized store manager named Mesky. She is the elderly African woman who thinks she is in charge. From my experience with her she appears to be senile and clueless yet there she is managing this store as if she is the Queen of Africa and Half Price Books. She has the pompous entitlement of an African Queen. Well, we aren't in Africa. This is the United States of America. And she has no business treating me like a third class citizen. If she is not happy here in America then she needs to go back to her tribe in Africa and stay there. If other applicants encounter discrimination (e.g., hostility, different treatment, unfair treatment, refusal to hire, etc.) during the interview then please report your findings to EEOC. The protected classes are national origin, race, color of skin, sex, sexual, age, and disability. Business ethics also dictates that job interviews are fair and equal opportunity. 

My experience with her was horrible. I went in for a job interview a while ago. And during my interview she did not care to hear anything that I said. She did not ask job related questions. She did not ask me to do a work sample to see if I was capable for retail. She also had a very flippant and rude attitude every time I tried to open my mouth. Another problem is that it appeared that the job interview was fake. I believe she had no intention of hiring me. She was just dragging her feet, patronizing me, and wasting company time by interviewing me. She also wasted my precious and valuable time. I feel like I aged by 100 years because I wasted my time with this petulant and obtuse jerk. At one time Mesky even threw a temper tantrum because I have a high quality university education. She kept looking at me with disgust, as if she smelled putrid fish, and pointed her finger at the job application and yelled out, "you have college education!" As if earning a quality education is such a terrible and horrible achievement. And she kept barking at me as if I were her subservient slave. During the interview she also made unreasonable accusatory comments (e.g., "how do I know you will not damage company property!!?")


The other elderly employees who work at the store are extremely slow and come across as clueless hippies. The younger employees occasionally look intoxicated. When I've been in there they have slurred speech and red eyes. The younger women are especially clueless and slow to help. It appears that very few of the employees actually know about music, movies, books, or magazines. They have the communications skills and helpfulness of junior high brats. 

The store, on occasion, does have a very unpleasant stench. The selection is mediocre and limited compared to the other bookstores. The best Half Price Books is in central Dallas. Although, a lot of the employees come across as creepy and strange there, too. However, you can find better bookstores elsewhere. The customer service is average at best. I haven't had too many overt problems. The problems seem to be covert and involving snarky and snide comments. Although, one older male employee farted extremely loud and then looked at me as if it were my fault. It's apparent that the corporation needs to hire younger, more diverse, but highly educated people to work there instead of old losers who cannot control their flatulence.  

But the employees at this store also look very unimpressive and banal just as Mesky does. But the worst person I've met there aside from Mesky is an older white Anglo woman who really came across as bigoted against Latino people. When I asked a younger employee for an application she came out of nowhere and snarled out, "we aren't going to hire you anyways." Then she stormed off like a senile old bat. She was clearly giving me a very bad and discriminatory attitude. Apparently, she picked up the sour attitude from Mesky's bigoted management style. I hope they all have changed their attitude because minorities in the United States do not take trash talk from anyone, even senile old women from Africa.  

They need to improve on their terrible attitudes, appearances, and stench. But the worst problem is their bigotry against Hispanic people. This is the United States of America. And Hispanics are hard working, bilingual, highly cultured, and highly intellectual people. Apparently, Mesky is too disgustingly ignorant to understand that. But this appears to be a Half Price Books problem, too because it is apparent to me that they rarely hire Hispanic people. Shame on them for their disgustingly ignorant and philistine behaviors and attitudes.

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#1 Consumer Comment

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

I've been to the Preston Road Half Price Books outlet and never noticed much difference between it and all of the other outlets. I have niticed that many of the employees at all of the outlets are young people who are interested in books. I assume that many of them are in school somewhere.

I do have a question. Since you don't like Half Price Books, feel that you are being discriminated against,don't like the employees, don't like the odor of old books, and have a college education why are you applying for a job there?

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