So, today, whilst training at the Saddle Creek branch, my VP came down to talk. Specifically to me.
A little backstory is in order. There are two of us training right now for two positions at two different branches. The other guy who’s training happens to be hispanic. He was training for the job out on 74th and Pacific. I was training for the job at the main branch.
Anyhoo, my VP and I talked small talk for a couple of minutes, and then he explained to me that the main branch has more of a need for a bilingual teller. My immediate rejoinder was “Hey, my resume shows that I can speak Spanish.”
My VP immediately grimaced, acknowledging the blow. “But you’re not Hispanic.” MMMMM.
“We’re kind of worried about the EEOC jumping on us, so we try to have a minority at each branch.”
In other words, because I’m a white male, I now have to get up probably a half hour earlier to get to work each morning. That’s great. In all seriousness, I thought this nonsense was hyperbole.