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Old 07-05-2016, 01:52 PM
 
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Age discrimination is illegal.

And it is pervasive.

I was a manager. We were looking to hire another manager and we had been given a referral from an agency. My boss at the time walked in through the lobby and noticed that the candidate was obviously in his late 50s.

Boss told me to "get rid of him."
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Your boss is a piece of ****
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Yes. He was that indeed.

He was eventually fired.
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Good I hope he is unable to ever find a job again in life.
People who practice age discrimination are usually the ones who scream the loudest when they are the victim of it.
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Old 07-05-2016, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Discrimination would be not hiring someone due to their age, in this case they ARE hiring the OP (offering) so there is no discrimination for the OP to complain about. The employer has probably not been dumb enough to use these words to those candidates not selected, especially in writing which would be clearly actionable discrimination. Whether they are looking for someone older or younger, age discrimination takes place frequently, but is hard to prove since most employers have the sense to avoid any mention of age. This one does not seem too bright and that would raise a red flag for me as a potential employer.
For what it's worth, I'm not taking it - if they are dramatically changing what they are looking for in a role, that means they simply don't understand what they're needing. That, along with this blatant age favortism, should give anyone pause.
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Old 07-05-2016, 02:29 PM
 
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An age discrimination thread again.

Yes it is rampant.

And no you can't do anything about it.
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:22 PM
 
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The company's Linkedin person is pretty stupid to put something that "direct" in a private message to you. Ugh, it is probably someone who is just wet behind the ears in terms of work experience.

Ironic or not?
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The company's Linkedin person is pretty stupid to put something that "direct" in a private message to you. Ugh, it is probably someone who is just wet behind the ears in terms of work experience.

Ironic or not?
Profile stated she has been in sales and sourcing since the mid-80s. The profile picture looks suspect - it looks like a woman of about 30-35, when she's obviously in her 50s.

It's not a greenhorn mistake. This person has been around the block and I'm surprised this is so blatant.
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:03 PM
 
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I also assume they meant to say "experience" instead of "age." Perhaps they were trying hire a very experienced person but were unable to at the salary they wanted to offer. So they decided to look for someone "younger."
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I also assume they meant to say "experience" instead of "age." Perhaps they were trying hire a very experienced person but were unable to at the salary they wanted to offer. So they decided to look for someone "younger."
If you have the experience/toolset, why would you be willing to take substantially less because you're younger?
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I feel like employers want someone like this for a few reasons:

A) For the employee to "climb the ranks"
B) people your age are most likely not parents with children responsibilities, and will work more overtime (more likely to)
C) Can get away with lower salary because less salary

It is probably at least one of the reasons. As another younger person (younger than you) if I got a message like this, especially if I was already employed at a job I didn't despise, I wouldn't pursue it. Sounds like a red flag.
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Old 07-05-2016, 06:08 PM
 
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Yes. He was that indeed.

He was eventually fired.
Hopefully out of a cannon and into a tank of hungry sharks.
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:47 PM
 
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Around six months ago, I applied to a position and never heard anything back and completely forgot about it. Today I got a LinkedIn message from the firm stating that the focus of the position had changed and may be more in line with my skills. I noticed she had a little unusual statement in there - that the company "would prefer someone close to my age."

I'm 30 and have six years of post college experience. Granted, my age isn't listed, but it's not difficult to tell I'm in my late 20s/early 30s.

While we know this type of crap goes on, I was surprised at how blatant it was. Do you see such forthright age discrimination often?
Discrimination would not apply to you - as you are not 40 and over, and therefore unprotected according to the law.

That said, I wouldn't work there with such imbeciles.
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