Dec 28, 2012 (QOL)
Yolanda Spivey waa gabadh African American
waxayna ku nooshahay Wadanka Mareykanka, Yolanda mudda dhan
ayay shaqo dey-deyaysey waxayna shaqo kacodsatay Shirkadda
la yiraahdo Monster.com, hayeeshee waxay dareentay in shaqooyinka
ay dalbatey wax Jawaaba aanay soo soconin waxayna dejisatay
qorshe cusub waxay samaysatay Ciwaan Cusub iyo Magac Cusub
oo ah Bianca White sidoo kale waxay samaysatay Resume cusub.
ay u sameysateyna aayaa ahaa bal in wax jawaab ah ay kala
kulanto Shirkaddan ay muddada shaqo ka codsanaysay,hadaba
waxaynu hoos idiinku soo daabacnay gabadhan qisadeed ka
''Two years ago, I noticed that Monster.com had added a
“diversity questionnaire” to the site. This
gives an applicant the opportunity to identify their sex
and race to potential employers. Monster.com guarantees
that this “option” will not jeopardize your
chances of gaining employment. You must answer this questionnaire
in order to apply to a posted position - it cannot be skipped.
At times, I would mark off that I was a Black female, but
then I thought, this might be hurting my chances of getting
employed, so I started selecting the “decline to identify”
option instead. That still had no effect on my getting a
job. So I decided to try an experiment: I created a fake
job applicant and called her Bianca White.
First, I created an email account and resume for Bianca.
I kept the same employment history and educational background
on her resume that was listed on my own. But I removed my
home phone number, kept my listed cell phone number, and
changed my cell phone greeting to say, “You have reached
Bianca White. Please leave a message.” Then I created
an online Monster.com account, listed Bianca as a White
woman on the diversity questionnaire, and activated the
That very same day, I received a phone call. The next day,
my phone line and Bianca’s email address, were packed
with potential employers calling for an interview. I was
stunned. More shocking was that some employers, mostly Caucasian-sounding
women, were calling Bianca more than once, desperate to
get an interview with her.
All along, my real Monster.com account was open and active;
but, despite having the same background as Bianca, I received
no phone calls. Two jobs actually did email me and Bianca
at the same time. But they were commission only sales positions.
Potential positions offering a competitive salary and benefits
all went to Bianca.''