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Immigrant Daughter Makes Company Pay When Her Father Is Disrespected By HR

By Nadine / mercredi 7 février 2018 05:30
The racist email sent by the HR representative ended up being a bigger FML moment for him than he probably expected.

Emily Huynh was outraged when she saw the email her father received in response to a possible job interview with Dash Delivery LLC.

The HR representative, Bruce Peterson responded to Minh Huynh, a Vietnamese immigrant in a completely racist and derogatory nature claiming that he would send the applicant, Huynh, home if it turns out that he “no speak English.”

Sounds like you “no understand basic human empathy” Peterson!

While English comprehension might be an important part of the job, the ‘tude about it was never necessary. Especially since home boy over here probably took 4 years of language classes and still cannot properly string together a sentence.

Although Emily was outraged by the situation and received lots of support from people on the internet, some even encouraging them to sue; Emily tweeted out that her father is unfazed by the situation and would rather put it all behind him.

“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. They brush it off because they don’t understand the depth of the situation. People always use micro aggressions with or without knowing they do which is a big concern when it comes to the treatment of future citizens. I’m just disgusted,” Huynh said to NextShark

“They have been struggling ever since they got here,” she said about her parents. “Some say that once you get to America, you’re golden, but a lot of immigrants struggle in America as much as they struggled in their homeland.”

In the end, Dash Delivery LLC responded to the incident apologizing for the behavior of their employee and even said that following their investigation, Peterson is no longer with the company. The power of the internet!

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By  nerdgirl38  |  4

It’s awful that her dad had to go through that. It’s also awful that the only comments I see are two people who think that ‘every immigrant needs to learn English’ or ‘that guy is probably an illegal immigrant’ and not taking into consideration what their life is like and that the Dad is trying to learn English, a language that many say is difficult to learn, by himself without a teacher. I’m definitely rooting for the family and I’m really hoping that her dad finds a job that won’t judge him because he is from a different country 😁

By  Madrias  |  34

Kudos to him for teaching himself English, and also for not letting this get to him. We need more people like him in this world, people willing to learn, people who are able to forgive. We need less of the judgmental assholes.

I've tried to learn other languages, and I'll also admit that I don't have the talent for it. Now, yes, I believe that if you're planning on being in America, you should probably know English, but I'd also say that if you're planning on going to Germany, you should probably know German, or French if you're going to France, or Spanish if you're going to Spain or Mexico.

And at the same time, it's another perfect example of someone learning the hard way that you can't be a shit-bag in a professional environment. There are far more professional ways to tell someone that the job requires a strong command of the English language, after all, and to threaten to 'send you home' is very unprofessional, completely unnecessary, and downright rude. Kudos to the company for throwing out the trash, even if it's a case of Cover-Your-Ass.

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  zeffra13  |  31

I took 3 years of Spanish classes (universally accepted as easier than English) and I’m barely at conversational Spanish level. People are not going to be fluent when they first get here, or even the first several years, and shaming them for trying only hurts their progress.

By  nerdgirl38  |  4

It’s awful that her dad had to go through that. It’s also awful that the only comments I see are two people who think that ‘every immigrant needs to learn English’ or ‘that guy is probably an illegal immigrant’ and not taking into consideration what their life is like and that the Dad is trying to learn English, a language that many say is difficult to learn, by himself without a teacher. I’m definitely rooting for the family and I’m really hoping that her dad finds a job that won’t judge him because he is from a different country 😁

By  Madrias  |  34

Kudos to him for teaching himself English, and also for not letting this get to him. We need more people like him in this world, people willing to learn, people who are able to forgive. We need less of the judgmental assholes.

I've tried to learn other languages, and I'll also admit that I don't have the talent for it. Now, yes, I believe that if you're planning on being in America, you should probably know English, but I'd also say that if you're planning on going to Germany, you should probably know German, or French if you're going to France, or Spanish if you're going to Spain or Mexico.

And at the same time, it's another perfect example of someone learning the hard way that you can't be a shit-bag in a professional environment. There are far more professional ways to tell someone that the job requires a strong command of the English language, after all, and to threaten to 'send you home' is very unprofessional, completely unnecessary, and downright rude. Kudos to the company for throwing out the trash, even if it's a case of Cover-Your-Ass.

By  Lisa Lynn  |  4

just something I heard once, that I would like to pass on...."never make fun of a person who speaks broken English, they speak 2 languages". They are trying their best to try and learn; we should do our best to help them.

By  mxc90  |  3

I hope one day that you little twats in the comments are forced to move to a non-English speaking country, where you can be told to learn the language or leave. Fun fact, they speak a second language. You speak one. Poorly. Bye.

By  fleur_de_fevrier  |  24

I like how the morons who blame him for his English don't even realise that unlike them, he speaks another language and is trying to learn a new one.
They would be also the first people to lose their mind if he claimed benefits instead of trying to get a job to support himself.
I speak 3 languages: French, my mother tongue, English and German.
I had to live in Germany and America to attain my current level of fluency in these 2 languages. Unless you're a freaking genius in languages, it's very hard to become proficient just by going to school. My English and German were pretty poor before I moved in.
Nothing teaches a language better than being completely immersed in the culture and be able use it everyday.

By  saberjpg  |  2

The e-mail only stated that if he doesn't speak English, he would be sent home. Yes, it could have been worded more professionally. That being said, it didn't say that if you don't speak English, you are a horrible person, or worthless, or that you should go back to your own country. Also, non-English speaking people is not a race of people, so it's not racist. Furthermore, it's a fact that the vast majority of people in the United States speak English and only English. If you do want to have a life here why is it wrong to be expected to learn the language? I would absolutely learn the native language of any country I wanted to move to and build a new life in, and I wouldn't wait until I got there before I learned it. It would make my life and the transition so much easier to be able to communicate with the people who live there.

By  David Horgan  |  8

Im going to move to a none English country. Not learn the native/major spoken language. I'm going to expect everyone to learn English. If they don't, I'll get pissed and sue. GOTTCHA.

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