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Immigrant Gets Rejected From A Job Application In The Most Rude Way, So His Daughter Made The HR Pay For It
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Immigrant Gets Rejected From A Job Application In The Most Rude Way, So His Daughter Made The HR Pay For It

You would think a HR Manager, of all people, would know how to treat humans with respect and courtesy. Not this guy. Responding to a job application by Minh Huynh, a Vietnamese immigrant with relevant job experience, HR Manager Bruce Peterson sent back a rude and aggressive email that has ignited a Twitter storm, and got people talking about the difficulties that many immigrants face.

While a certain level of English is a perfectly legitimate requirement for many employers to ask for, there was just no need for this type of ugly response, one that lacks professionalism and could quite easily have destroyed the confidence of a guy who is doing nothing but his best to support his family.

Minh’s daughter Emily was shocked when she discovered the email, who shared the exchange on Twitter to highlight the discrimination that many immigrants face. “My dad told me that he isn’t that ‘hurt’ by it, but there’s a big stigma around Asian immigrant parents that deal with this all the time,” she told NextShark. “They brush it off because they don’t understand the depth of the situation. People always use micro-aggression with or without knowing they do which is a big concern when it comes to the treatment of future citizens. I’m just disgusted.”

Emily’s tweets have opened up an important discussion, at a time when immigrants are facing an absurd increase in pressure and attacks of all kinds. As well as this, the unwanted publicity that Mr. Peterson’s company has received since Emily’s tweets went viral has resulted in him losing his job. This is a positive sign that this kind of blatant discrimination and unprofessionalism won’t be tolerated, so if you have a job that deals with people of any kind, don’t be a dick and expect to get away with it.

Or just don’t be a dick in general! Scroll down to see how it all unfolded, and let us know what you think. Did Emily do the right thing by publicizing Mr. Peterson’s email? Was the company right to sack him? Tell us what you think in the comments!

This is Emily Huynh and her father Minh, an immigrant from Vietnam who has recently been trying to find work

Emily was flabbergasted when her dad received this letter from the HR Manager of a company he had applied to

Someone decided to take action after seeing Emily’s tweets

And here’s what Minh and Emily received soon after

People responded with offers of help and support for the Huynh family

Did Emily do the right thing by publicizing Mr. Peterson’s email? Was the company right to sack him? Tell us what you think in the comments!

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Luna
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4 years ago

She was right to publicize this and glad the company fired this racist imbecile....Good luck to the family,hope you find a job soon. Keep the learning up,it does help ;)

Daniel Sipes
Community Member
4 years ago

The man seems to have a good work ethic. I hope he succeeds in finding a job worthy of his talents.

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Taryn Wallace
Community Member
4 years ago

Being the daughter of two parents who speak English as a second language I can tell you this. My mother speaks better English than I do and I watched my dad struggle daily trying to figure out all the differences in the english language. English is a totally screwed up language to learn and just because someone doesn’t speak it perfectly does not give anyone the right to degrade or talk down to them. Yes there are certain jobs where communication is essential however being condescending to someone who does not speak English well is disgusting, arrogant, and downright mean. I’m glad this jerk got fired there is no need to employ someone like this ESPECIALLY in a HR position!

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
4 years ago

Not to mention that most of those who make fun of, or are rude to people with poor english, probably only speak one language themselves and have no idea how hard it is to learn, especially as an adult. The people they're making fun of speak at least two. I am eternally grateful to have english as my first language as it's so widely used.

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Daria B
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4 years ago

I'm glad people offered help in the end.

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Luna
Community Member
4 years ago

She was right to publicize this and glad the company fired this racist imbecile....Good luck to the family,hope you find a job soon. Keep the learning up,it does help ;)

Daniel Sipes
Community Member
4 years ago

The man seems to have a good work ethic. I hope he succeeds in finding a job worthy of his talents.

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Taryn Wallace
Community Member
4 years ago

Being the daughter of two parents who speak English as a second language I can tell you this. My mother speaks better English than I do and I watched my dad struggle daily trying to figure out all the differences in the english language. English is a totally screwed up language to learn and just because someone doesn’t speak it perfectly does not give anyone the right to degrade or talk down to them. Yes there are certain jobs where communication is essential however being condescending to someone who does not speak English well is disgusting, arrogant, and downright mean. I’m glad this jerk got fired there is no need to employ someone like this ESPECIALLY in a HR position!

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
4 years ago

Not to mention that most of those who make fun of, or are rude to people with poor english, probably only speak one language themselves and have no idea how hard it is to learn, especially as an adult. The people they're making fun of speak at least two. I am eternally grateful to have english as my first language as it's so widely used.

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm glad people offered help in the end.

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