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Old 02-14-2019, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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Have any others noticed ageism on some company job boards? Sending the impression of the age group valued most by the employers? In some cases the message is probably deliberate; other times they're probably not aware of what they are so blatantly revealing.

Race preference comes into play too. Check out this example:

https://www.woodward.com/careers.aspx

Oh, those attractive 20-something whites. How blessed they are
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:32 PM
 
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Have any others noticed ageism on some company job boards? Sending the impression of the age group valued most by the employers? In some cases the message is probably deliberate; other times they're probably not aware of what they are so blatantly revealing.

Race preference comes into play too. Check out this example:

https://www.woodward.com/careers.aspx

Oh, those attractive 20-something whites. How blessed they are
Yes, they are young and cheap. That is what so great about them. You can pay them much less than older employees.
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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Yes, they are young and cheap. That is what so great about them. You can pay them much less than older employees.
Nice try - and pure capitalist claptrap. There's discrimination there, and you know it.

I've equalled myself to the same pay grade as the young folks - repeatedly - but that's made no difference. That proves that lesser pay is a red-herring and distraction tactic away from what's really going on.
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:28 PM
 
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Nice try - and pure crony capitalist claptrap.
FIFY.

If this was really about capitalism, we'd see older workers getting raises instead of age discrimination. It is cheaper to hire an older worker who sticks around and does good work than someone who bails after 2-3 years and the company has to keep replacing them. Hiring people repeatedly is expensive. Turnover hurts the bottom line.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:08 PM
 
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They should have a pic including people of every color shade possible, a person of every age, every variation of sex and the same variations of people dressed up to represent every religion. Then you have all kids of people across the spectrum. Religious or not. Anything else is discriminatory.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:53 PM
 
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How's this for ageism on job boards:

* Year of graduation from degree is a MANDATORY field.
* Your birthdate is a mandatory field.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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How's this for ageism on job boards:

* Year of graduation from degree is a MANDATORY field.
* Your birthdate is a mandatory field.
Very true. And if they really want to follow the law about discrimination, they won't tempt themselves with asking for that kind of information.

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Old 02-14-2019, 08:19 PM
 
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It is cheaper to hire an older worker who sticks around and does good work than someone who bails after 2-3 years and the company has to keep replacing them. Hiring people repeatedly is expensive. Turnover hurts the bottom line.
I've seen this to be true with several companies that I keep an eye on, and who constantly prefer younger hirees. There is constant turnover and training/retraining. I even know of people on the inside who have witnessed the situation, but are powerless to stop the hiring folks (who are also now younger) from repeating the dysfunction.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:01 PM
 
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Nice try - and pure capitalist claptrap. There's discrimination there, and you know it.

I've equalled myself to the same pay grade as the young folks - repeatedly - but that's made no difference. That proves that lesser pay is a red-herring and distraction tactic away from what's really going on.
No need to be rude. Of course there is age discrimination. But the main reason is that youngsters are cheaper to hire. There are also stereotypes about older workers. Even if the oldster is earning the same as the youngsters, the youngsters are preferred because of the perception that experienced workers cost more.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:48 AM
 
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I finished my Bachelors Degree 17 years after HS graduation....that skews the age perception...until the interview of course...lol! Hey, i had to pay for my education as I worked full time to do it. No silver spoon in my drawer!
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