RE: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness

Subject: RE: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Julie Stickler" <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:34:30 -0600

Julie Stickler wrote:

> Unfortunately our government concurs (at least those of us living in
> the states). I found out at a workshop at our local Career Center
> that the US Department of Labor categorizes anyone over 40 as a
> "mature worker" and from the sounds of their workshop titles, they
> consider that to be a disadvantage.

Actually, the federal government considers over-40s a "protected class"
-- like women, blacks, Hispanics, the disabled, etc. -- against whom
it's illegal to discriminate.

If you're a paraplegic Hispanic female in her 50s, the feds will fall
all over themselves to prevent employers from discriminating against
you. Which is nice, I suppose, if you're eager to work with people who
disparage women, minorities, cripples, and mature, experienced
workers...

Richard


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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303-777-0436
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References:
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Erik Hare
RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Dana Worley
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Peter Neilson
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Dana Worley
RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Sarah Stegall
RE: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Leonard C. Porrello
Re: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Sarah Stegall
Re: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Julie Stickler

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