The U.S. firms are better at hiding it, that’s all.

Age discrimination has been spotted in China as well.

I guess one could expect it there, but here in America?

Why that is against our EEOC laws that our own government runs on.

And yes, as an employee of the dept of Veterans Affairs who is 60, I can guarantee that they practice it too.

From Mr. Matloff’s Blog.

An alert reader pointed me to this Bloomberg article on ageism in the Chinese tech sector. I’ve observed it myself, in the experience of a relative and her husband.

But the article incorrect in saying that the problem is even worse in China than in the U.S. Wrong! It’s just as bad in the U.S.; note that they even set 35 as the cutoff point (though some lower numbers are mentioned too), just like I do for the U.S. The U.S. firms are better at hiding it, that’s all.

One difference is that in the U.S. the primary motivation is cost savings, while in China it is a misguided notion that only young new graduates know the Latest and Greatest technologies. (U.S. companies make statements like that too, but it is mainly an excuse.)


2 comments for “The U.S. firms are better at hiding it, that’s all.

  1. Nutella
    May 4, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Why even have the EEOC? If they won’t do their jobs, close the damned thing down and give the $ back to the unemployed workers.

  2. Nutella
    May 4, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    1/3 a of TRILLION $ a YEAR for an agency that doesn’t even do anything!

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