Re: Hiring Practices

Subject: Re: Hiring Practices
From: Pete Kloppenburg <pkloppen -at- CERTICOM -dot- CA>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 12:56:40 -0500

Wayne, you wrote:
> Flame before reading!

Too late, read it anyway.

> At 12:03 PM 4/1/97 -0500, Pete Kloppenburg wrote:
> >Well, that happens all the time, doesn't it. Under certain circumstances,
> >that's illegal, but there are all sorts of situations in which we all find that
> >acceptable. But I think that when you combine that tendency with the
> >ability to do broad searches over the Internet on people's backgrounds,
> >there is a tremendous danger, even to well-meaning folk.

> I didn't know English majors were a protected class. I really *must* revisit
> those EEOC guidelines.

Now Wayne, you deliberately misread that. Clearly I was referring
to the practice hiring those folks who resemble you in certain ways.
If you hire only white men because you are a white man, that is
illegal. Hiring only English majors because you have an English
degree is not, nor is the reverse.

I must learn to not be so elliptical in my postings. That cut and paste
feature can deliver some great quotes out of context if you wield it
without inhibition.

Pete Kloppenburg - pkloppen -at- certicom -dot- com
Technical Writer
Certicom
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada

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