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Scatcatpdx
Fur It Up

join:2007-06-22
Portland, OR
reply to FFH5

Re: Very few users care about privacy - Facebook example

I am bit of loner and anti social. The few who know me to call me on my phone or send me a e-mail.
Another thing is I ma looking for permanent work and I do not want to give my age away, that is one reason I closed my LinkedIn account.


88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by Scatcatpdx:

I am bit of loner and anti social. The few who know me to call me on my phone or send me a e-mail.
Another thing is I ma looking for permanent work and I do not want to give my age away, that is one reason I closed my LinkedIn account.

Don't you have to put your age on your resume or any application?


FFH5
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5
said by 88615298:

said by Scatcatpdx:

I am bit of loner and anti social. The few who know me to call me on my phone or send me a e-mail.
Another thing is I ma looking for permanent work and I do not want to give my age away, that is one reason I closed my LinkedIn account.

Don't you have to put your age on your resume or any application?

No you don't. In fact if you interview someone for a job, you are not allowed to even ask about age. Federal law prohibits it and it has been that way for a long time. When I interviewed people to work for me 20 yrs ago, I was prohibited from asking that.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by FFH5:

said by 88615298:

said by Scatcatpdx:

I am bit of loner and anti social. The few who know me to call me on my phone or send me a e-mail.
Another thing is I ma looking for permanent work and I do not want to give my age away, that is one reason I closed my LinkedIn account.

Don't you have to put your age on your resume or any application?

No you don't. In fact if you interview someone for a job, you are not allowed to even ask about age. Federal law prohibits it and it has been that way for a long time. When I interviewed people to work for me 20 yrs ago, I was prohibited from asking that.

Funny any job I have applied for has an area on it for your birthdate. Some jobs actually require a minimum age. Like 14 year olds can't work at McDonald's. Kind of need a birthdate for that. Under 21 year old's can't serve alcohol in many places. Kind of need to ask for an age in those jobs. I'm pretty sure that if you put down where you went to college you have to put WHEN you graduated so they can make sure you are telling the truth. Unless you're some Doogie Howser and graduated at 12, they can tell how old you are by your graduation year.


FFH5
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5
said by 88615298:

Funny any job I have applied for has an area on it for your birthdate. Some jobs actually require a minimum age. Like 14 year olds can't work at McDonald's. Kind of need a birthdate for that. Under 21 year old's can't serve alcohol in many places. Kind of need to ask for an age in those jobs. I'm pretty sure that if you put down where you went to college you have to put WHEN you graduated so they can make sure you are telling the truth. Unless you're some Doogie Howser and graduated at 12, they can tell how old you are by your graduation year.

Yes, the law is stupid in many ways. But all the anti-discrimination laws passed in Washington are pretty stupid. I couldn't ask how old someone was, but like you say, graduation dates; dates when previously employed; and just plain using my eyes could tell me how old someone was. I had to sit thru a 1 day Human Resources seminar before the company would let me interview people for a position. And IF I wanted to discriminate for my own personal reasons, I could. I just was taught how to make sure that wasn't included in comments I made on interview forms HR made me fill out. The whole thing was just 1 big game we had to play to keep the federal watchdogs happy.