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Keiser University-Miami / discrimination

Miami, FL, United States

I applied for the admission counselor position some time back at Keiser University in Miami. I attended what the employer called a "formal meeting, " although I was told that it was going to be an interview before I drove down to Miami from Fort Lauderdale. Actually, that day my husband took off work to drive me to the "formal meeting" that was supposed to be an interview. Nevertheless, after the "meeting, " the employer informed us that we were going to be sent some sort of psychological/personality test online that was needed to be completed before the actual interview. After not receiving it right away, I called the employer and they informed me that they will indeed be sending me the test. After that, I made multiple phone calls and left messages to the secretaries in order for the employer to contact me regarding the test that they had already promised to send me and still never sent. In fact, I never heard anything back even till this day. I completely agree with the fact that a company, organization, or a university has the right to hire whom they chose. However, it is only professional and courteous to send a simple letter, even via postal mail, saying something like "thank you for your interest as a...unfortunately this position has been filled..." Not only have I never received such a mail, I did not even get a response from my phone calls. Moreover, I do not appreciate the fact that the employer frankly lied to me saying that they WOULD send me the online test. It is disappointing that this kind of unprofessional behavior is coming from an academic institution that serves the community. What kind of role models are they? I simply feel that this is perhaps more than an extreme case of disorganization or lack of professionalism on their part, but something more concerning--that being discrimination. Being an "equal opportunity employer" (EOE), is more than just having a framed certificate on the wall. Instead, it represents that the university should give every applicant a fair look regardless of race, physical disability, or sexual orientation, for example. I feel, that perhaps due to my country of origin, I was not treated fairly not only during the meeting, but in their lack of correspondence. Again, I am honestly really NOT upset about not being hired. But, I am human and I should be treated with some respect other than given false promises and then just ignoring my inquiries by running away. It is out of the principles of professionalism and fairness that I am writing this as well as the fact that although it is OK for a company or university not to hire someone, everyone should be given an "equal opportunity" during the process, thereby not being lied to and thus being treated fairly with dignity and respect.

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