My Boss Told Me To Use A “Hispanic-Sounding” Name

Even though I’m actually Latina.

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It was one of my first jobs. My resume listed my skills, of course, and I mentioned that I spoke Spanish.

During the phone interview, the person who would be my boss asked if I had studied abroad. They asked if that’s how I knew Spanish. I said no, but that I had spent a lot of time in Costa Rica.




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