Don’t Discriminate. These
rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences."
Now read the short story about this important human right.
is looking for a job. She used to work as a secretary in her homeland,
but now she is in a new country. She can speak the language perfectly,
but her accent is very strong and very foreign. Abeny is afraid
employers won't want her because of it.
She tries hard to find a job. She reads all the ads and sends many
resumes. She comes to the interviews and answers all the questions. Her
manners are excellent. Her skills are the best. She behaves and looks
very professional, but still, every time, someone else gets the job.
One day, Abeni gets to a place that she really likes. It is a big firm
that takes care of car rentals. All the people there seem very nice.
The manager seems very nice. Actually, everything seems very nice, but
the minute she opens her mouth she feels like the manager does not want
At the end of the interview the manager says, "Okay, thank you." Abeni
feels like he is not going to call. "This is not fair!" she thinks, "I
can be his best worker!"
She starts walking away when she realizes she must tell him what she
thinks. She stops, turns around, opens her mouth to speak, and does not
close it until everything is said clearly.
The manager is very surprised. But Abeni is even more surprised. What
about her manners? How did she do such a thing? This will be the end.
But then the manager suddenly reaches for her. He asks her to sit down.
He tries to smile.
"I am going to be honest with you," he says. "I am very surprised. No
one ever told this to me before. But the truth is that I feel ashamed.
I could see you are a great worker. I should not judge you by your
accent. There will be no such discrimination in this firm. Abeni,
please accept this position and work for us."
Abeni cannot believe her ears. She feels very excited. She is very
happy he offers her the job. But she is even more happy she finally
spoke her mind!