Everett company tells Vietnamese man: ‘If you no speak English, I will send you home’
The family of a Vietnamese man who received an email written in broken English after he applied for a job is speaking out to KIRO 7.
A viral tweet posted by the man’s daughter – prompted the company to fire its Human Resources manager.
For 18-year-old high school student Emily Huynh, her father, Minh, is her hero. And that’s why she got upset when she saw this email he received from the human resources manager of Dash Delivery LLC, a company based in Everett where he had applied to be a driver.
It said, “Let me tell you now. If you no speak English. I will send you home.”
“I looked at it and said, wait,” says Huynh. “Why are you mocking my dad’s English?”
Emily posted the email on her Twitter account and immediately got hundreds of responses, many people outraged.
Emily called it “insulting” and “ignorant.”
“He knew what he was planning to say,” says Huynh. “The email takes typing. He knew what he was trying to tell my dad.”
Less than 24 hours after Emily’s tweet was posted, her father got an letter of apology from Kevin Bus, the owner of the delivery company.
He said the communication was “inappropriate and inconsistent with our company’s value.”
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Bus also said the company is reviewing and re-evaluating best practices to insure this doesn’t happen again.
Emily said because of her tweet- job offers are now coming in for her father, who emigrated to the US from Vietnam to provide a better life for his family.
KIRO 7 News tried to contact to the HR manager directly, but we were not able to reach him.