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Unfortunate reality of corporate interviewing process is that perception is everything. If someone out of several people who interviewed you felt in some way uneasy - you are done! It happenned to me on multiple occations when I learned later that some shmuck would say "I would not feel comfortable working with him" and that was it! There was no logical explanation, just someone's insecurities and emotional crap at their best. Also US has so called "affirmative action" that mandates companies to hire people by quote. For example, if gays represent 3% of population, then company must have 3% of its employees gays. Same goes for blacks, hispanics, indians etc... The rule of the thumb: the bigger company the less white people work there. Also there is influx of indian programmers in US. So I would not be surprised if they hired one of those in your place, because once you have one of them it'll be tenfold really soon. If that's the situation in Google I feel sorry for them because those guys write horrible code. Bottom line - don't regret, it was for the best, you'll see!
What a load of bigoted crock. Companies in the US are not allowed to discriminate by race, gender, sexual orientation etc. You are making a serious allegation for which a lawsuit can be brought against you.
"You are making a serious allegation for which a lawsuit can be brought against you"
Nonsense. You have NO idea what you're talking about.
(why do I need your e-mail?)
It would be nice if you left your e-mail address. Sometimes I want to send a private message, or just thank for the great comment. Having your e-mail really helps.
I will never ever spam you.
(Your twitter handle, if you have one.)
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