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Someone posted something earlier that brought back awful memories for me. I'm from the Caribbean, living and working in the UK. Well educated and capable. Yet at my old job, if I joined in a conversation one of my colleagues used to say things like, "Wait - the men are talking. Wait your turn." Or even worse, "Hang on, all I heard was, Blah blah blah coconuts!" Or the same colleague would repeat something I said in a hammy Jamaican accent - I'm not Jamaican anyway. Annoyed just remembering it!

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Wtf… I’m glad that this is “your old job” that is completely unacceptable.

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Absolutely.

This is outrageous. Please tell me someone in HR at least addressed the blatant racism and sexism at some point?

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@Amazon 1 not even micro! Just aggression

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This happened to me at a previous job. HR did nothing. They ended up letting me go the day before surgery. An old coworker reached out recently and so many horrible memories were triggered. I’ve been reeling from it for a few days. Probably never going to fully get over it 😔

Absolutely!!

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