Woman Who Received ‘Me Love You Long Time’ Email Now Has a Job Helping Immigrants
Chinese American Connie Cheung, an applicant who received a highly offensive email a few months ago, has finally found herself a job serving the community.
Cheung now works as a human resources manager for the Chinese Mutual Aid Association, a non-profit group dedicated to helping immigrants adjust in the U.S. by giving them affordable English lessons, immigration assistance, home health care and other assistance, according to Chicago Asian Network.
She was hired a month ago after her horrible job hunt experience spread online in July when she received an email from James McMahon, vice president of Chicago Search Group.
Cheung was invited for an interview, but the email contained the message “me love you long time,” a line from the 1987 film “Full Metal Jacket” which many Asian Americans consider to be racist and sexist.
Dennis Mondero, director of the Chinese Mutual Aid Association, reached out to Cheung following the incident to offer her a position with the organization.
“I am just so proud that I was able to snag Connie as a really valued staff member here,” Mondero told Block Club Chicago. “She is so smart, so talented. Her ceiling is really high.”
Months after being hired, Cheung reportedly fell in love with her coworkers and the clients in her new job.
“I’m helping people who are basically like my mom,” she said. “These are people who never asked for help. They’re super sweet. I love it.”
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