Re: age discrimination

Subject: Re: age discrimination
From: Bob Morrisette <Robert -dot- Morrisette -at- EBAY -dot- SUN -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 09:20:48 -0700

> From writer -at- DHC -dot- NET Fri May 9 08:45:55 1997
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> Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 10:35:03 -0500
> From: Buck & Tilly Buchanan <writer -at- DHC -dot- NET>
> Subject: Re: age discrimination
> Comments: To: Joanne Greene <joanne -dot- greene -at- JACOBUS -dot- COM>
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Joanne Greene wrote:
> >
> > That seemed like age discrimination to me.
> The sneaky way they find out your age nowadays is "Please fax us a copy
> of your SS card and driver's license.
> Buck Buchanan
> writer -at- dhc -dot- net
> Arlington, TX
Other sneaky questions I've encountered are:

"When did you graduate from high school?"

"How old are your children?"

A publications manager once told me on the telephone while scheduling
an interview, "Most of the people applying are old geezers." I'll never
forget her expression when I walked into her office for an interview.
There is lots of age discrimination out there, but hiring managers still
exist who want performance above anything else.

Bob Morrisette
writer -at- sabu -dot- EBay -dot- sun -dot- com
Geezer extraordinaire

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