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!