[Baypiggies] Chompapps Etc

K. Richard Pixley rich at noir.com
Tue Oct 27 17:12:37 CET 2009


Jeremy Fishman wrote:
> I was going to post yet another agreement-with-slight-variation but 
> decided instead to play devils advocate here.
>
> Say a company (startup) is looking for employees and is in a position 
> where long-term employment, compensation, and name-value cannot be 
> guaranteed (startup).  Such a position may skew heavily toward the 
> younger demographic (I'm talking statistics here, not anyone's 
> personal preference) due to mobility, risk taking, family, etc..  In 
> this case, how can the company 'advertise' themselves attractively to 
> young potentials without 'advertising' an age discrimination?
By doing what you've just done - appealing to the characteristics they 
offer and are looking for rather than associating those characteristics 
with age.

Not everyone who is young is risk friendly and not everyone who is older 
is risk averse, for instance.

--rich


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