[FoRK] Google age-discrimination suit
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Sun Oct 7 01:39:20 PDT 2007
On 10/7/07, Adam L Beberg <beberg at mithral.com> wrote:
> Tom Higgins wrote on 10/6/2007 5:50 PM:
> > On my end I have noticed blowing past the job descriptions that
> > subliminally call for 20 hour day geek in a hamster cage work
> > environs more so than i was doing 10 years ago when i last looked for
> > a job.
> > The google case will be interesting to watch, manifestations of the
> > Logan's Run principle in the worksphere and such as.
> Interesting how? All Tech jobs have worked this way since... well since
> tech jobs. Why won't I work 80 hour weeks for you and why won't you hire
> me have the same answer.
fwiw, i have noticed the exact opposite pattern for most of my career
here in melbourne, australia. younger programmers are generally taken
advantage of while older ones are paid substantially more just for the
fact that they are older and married and hence assumedly have more
commitments and requirement for money.
not that i agree with google at all, but i have certainly pretty much
only seen age discrimination going in the other direction.
> For 30+'s not still living in their parents basements, it's all over.
> You just cannot be naive enough to work enough to keep a tech job.
> Luckily you're smart enough to now work for yourself.
> Adam L. Beberg
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