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> 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
Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
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