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  •  Teamwork (9+ / 0-)

    Wouldn't it be interesting if two applicants, one younger, one older, but with very, very similar qualifications, applied for the same jobs within a couple of days of one another, tracked the companies' responses, and published them?  

    "Injustice wears ever the same harsh face wherever it shows itself." - Ralph Ellison

    by KateCrashes on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 09:53:26 AM PDT

    •  Well, here's the thing (5+ / 0-)

      there's still a gazillion other things to be used by employers in instances like that.

      A good one that springs to mind is "geographical location". I live out in the "countryside" as  it were. I was once turned down for a position because I lived further away than the other qualified applicant (who was, coincidentally, half my age).

      And it wasn't like it was one of those jobs where emergencies arise and one has to live within close proximity to the workplace to solve a major problem. But that's what they claimed.

      How do you prove that as the basis for discrimination? I lived farther away! Therefore, all my other qualifications were worthless.


      This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

      by lunachickie on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 10:27:06 AM PDT

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