Monday, October 19, 2009

Disgraceful

A local 20 year old woman heard this at her interview last week, "Oh no, we don't hire your kind. You should apply at Goodwill, they hire people like you." She has autism. If you can believe one worse, this happened at Savers. They are the for profit branch of Easter Seals.

For SHAME.

One of my family members works with a support agency that helps families with children who have developmental disabilities find resources in the community. Her coworker heard the interviewer say it. I wonder if she fell of her chair.

I don't know if her family intends to sue, but, I'm sorry, did that recently become legal? Or almost not wrong? I'll never spend a dollar there again. I like a good deal as much as the next gal, but not when it costs that much.

Seems to me, it wasn't the one with autism, that had the disability.

Baffled,
Carolynn

5 comments:

Sara said...

This is absolutely outrageous!
Not that I'm sue happy, but um, YEH, somebody is too big for there britches!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

I can't understand for the life of my why a phrase like "your kind" even exists.

Kieliszeks said...

Its sad even in this day an age that people are still scared and cruel to things and people they don't understand. Unfortunately the bible says it won't get any better. I pray God will comfort the young lady and open better doors for her!

Mayhem and Moxie said...

Ugh. The ugliness that some people exude makes me cringe. How do things like this continue to happen?

Thank goodness for the Internet. I definitely won't be spending any of my money at Savers. :)

-Francesca

imbeingheldhostage said...

I hope the coworker reported it!