Kroger/Smiths — age discrimination
I filled out an application online and test online for a position at Kroger/Smith's in New Mexico.
Received a call from Human Resources who interviewed me on the phone and then set up an interview with a store manager. I received several emails confirming my appointment and to arrive 15 minutes earlier. I was dressed more than appropriately and showed up as requested.
The manager was shocked I was there and said sher didn't have time and to come back 30 minutes later. First of all, that in itself was unprofessional.
I showed up 30 minutes later and still had to wait 15 minutes. When I was finally "interviewed" I was asked 3 questions. My last job (resume was in front of her) did I have reliable transportation and a reminder they were open 7 days a week. I assured her that I had no time constrainsts and had reliable transportation. That was the end of the "interciew".
I was told I would likely be contact by the Customer Service manager for a 2nd interview. Before I even got home I received an email telling me they were "going in another direction". I firmly believe that once she saw how old I was (69) she decided not to pursue it further. I firmly believe this is a blatant act of age discrimination. This job has been avaialble for some time.
Just because someone is older does not mean they don't need the money. I realize that the majority of the employees are young, older ones should not be ignored. I will likely never shop again at this store based on my treatment. This was blatant age discrimination!
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