[sclug] Linux Apprentice Wanted !

John Stumbles john at stumbles.org.uk
Fri Nov 3 22:08:26 UTC 2006

Alan Pearson wrote:

> Recent graduates can be of any age

That's sophistry really, isn't it. Rugby players can be female, but to 
prefer one in a job offer is likely to be interpreted as sex 

 >>> We're after someone, more than likely a recent graduate
s/$/ because we're not inclined to pay a lot/
would be honest[2], with a disclaimer that if anyone of whatever age 
presents themself they'll be considered on their merits.

[1] unless it's a job playing rugby, I suppose. How come that's OK?

[2] if accurate ...
> and the salary is to be discussed on a per applicant basis.
... but if that weren't the reason for the preference it really would 
look like age discrimination.

John Stumbles

("internet plumber" until made redundant, along with other predominantly 
older employees, from last job :-(. Now s/internet//, where age 
discrimination generally works the other way :-)

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