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After the whole diversity and inclusion push from my firm, I decided to try to create a Jewish group especially given all the anti semitism in the world. I sent an email to HR in beginning of august. It’s now almost September and no response (this includes multiple follow ups). They say it usually take 1-2 days to respond to emails. Hypocrisy?

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Bypass HR. They’re useless. There must be a head of diversity. Send it to them. You should be entitled to have this group.

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Ask the OMP to send an email to the office on your behalf stating that you are creating a local office Jewish group. Have people join you in whatever event/ activity you set up. Poof...you now have a group. It seems like you want to say you’re the group creator, but seem unable/ unwanting to take actions to create that group. This is all to say that I don’t understand what you’re asking from others.

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What’s stopping you from creating a group now? After you already have the group up and running it will be easier to show there’s an actual desire for the group.

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How exactly would I create that group? Like an underground Jewish group? Do you realize how ridiculous that is? At this point, the annoying thing isn’t creating the group but rather how inclusion and diversity can’t be bothered.

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Hypocrisy. If you look at all of the outright anti-semitism over the past couple of months (ice cube, Chelsea handler, Nick cannon etc) it pretty clear they aren’t really interested in diversity. It’s just virtue signaling.

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Can you get a partner sponsor? They’ll fast track the request and probably have more influence.

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I would say that I didn’t know what the protocol is for setting up groups in the firm. I guess in your mind that excuses inclusion and diversity from responding to me? Seems like you are missing the point. My point is that it seems strange that they wouldn’t even respond to my email.

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Whoever you sent an email should have responded. I agree that stinks they haven’t. I still believe you need to retain the responsibility to action your own desire (ie an internal locust). Have you called the individual/ group that you want more information from (vs just sending an email)? Have you already sent your own email to Jewish individuals you’re aware of to increase interest? Pursue multiple actions all at once, with the primary action being you just creating a group. After that, your other simultaneous actions will also fall into place (like getting more office awareness, leadership support, etc). Finally don’t come to Fishbowl looking to ‘solve’ your issues. From what I’ve seen Fishbowl is mostly people venting and trying to find like minded individuals to complain with, while not doing anything to address/ resolve the root cause of your complaint. It may make you feel better in the short run, but if your goal is a Jewish group, it won’t do anything.

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To update, I did send to the diversity email address, not HR.

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