My Immigrant Mother’s Difficult Job Search
Megan Reynolds
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thinking about her sitting in an office in front of some person staring at her resumé while she uses her customer voice — an octave higher than her normal tenor — to tell them why she deserves the job in her accented English is a horrible vision.

I don’t understand why this is such a terrible vision. My parents have accents and have “office voices” but it wouldn’t embarrass me imagining them in a job interview. This is America! If someone has a problem with my parents’ accents, then I’m embarrassed for that person, not my parents, not me.

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