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  •  There (20+ / 0-)

    is definitely age discrimination sneaking into the hiring process, sometimes more overt than others.  The underlying problem isn't just bias or related issues, the real problem is 1) there remains about three job seekers for every job available, which means that every position advertised publicly gets deluged with applications, and 2) those with the power to improve it are doing everything they can to make matters worse in the cold-blooded hope that frustrated, desperate people will eventually turn savagely on the most visible portion of our government, aka the WH.

    •  I see age discrimination with my Union (7+ / 0-)

      all the time. The older people get laid off first. Were not as fast as the younger members ( I'm in const. ) I've got two more years be for I retire. Won't come soon enough.

    •  most definitely (3+ / 0-)
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      ladybug53, Rosebuddear, JerryNA

      look at the young people with little or no experience in management whatsoever, etc  :(
      But fear not, even China recognizes this:
      S, that as China, what about the US?  Still looking but with the average age of retirement up to 61 (per a CNBC story) combined with the looming retirement of many baby boomers, the appearance is that there are "kids" ("get off my lawn" syndrome) running things.  There are whiz-kids out there, sure, and as has been proven, lots have more computer skills, but at what cost?  Have we removed the safeties and the lessons of the dot-com bust (~2000, or 13 years ago, about when these grads were 11 years old and had no idea what it even was)?  Are we doomed to blunder into an even more egregious situation due to a lack of experience?  Is there a reason most successful CEO's are over 50?

      Those that do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

      ''The guarding of military and diplomatic secrets at the expense of informed representative government provides no real security for our Republic.'' - Justice Hugo L. Black of the Supreme Court

      by geekydee on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 10:35:24 AM PST

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    •  That's a stretch (0+ / 0-)

      I seriously doubt most companies are hoping that if they just make things frustrating enough, people will turn on the president.

      Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

      by anastasia p on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 03:41:04 PM PST

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    •  No sneaking, it's been pretty blatant for years (0+ / 0-)

      I see it a lot, especially in IT. "wanted JUNIOR highly experienced person. Must be university graduate". I find it a tad hilarious when the uni courses that teach the stuff they want mean at least 8 years in uni, and the level of experience is something they really will not have coming from the course (I've examined the syllabus, there's 8 hours to teach kids to be proficient at stuff I've been doing 20 years). It doesn't help here that anyone under 21 can be paid less, it's something I oppose on principle because if you're doing the same work you deserve the same pay, if it's a pay grade for experience that at least has some sense of equality, in that someone who has worked the job 5 years will be on a higher grade than an entry level worker.
      But nope juniors and immigrants are virtual slave workers in the end.

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