[python-uk] Python Developers - ReportLab, Wimbledon, London

Rod Hyde rod.hyde at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 13:08:07 CET 2012


Surely it is ageism to imply that energetic implies ageism? In other words,
if a person thinks that energetic implies ageism, then that person has a
preconceived idea of a relationship between energy levels and age,
otherwise they would not have considered such a rule in the first place.

--- Rod




On 11 December 2012 11:48, Andy Robinson <andy at reportlab.com> wrote:

> On 11 December 2012 11:45, Matt Hamilton <matth at netsight.co.uk> wrote:
> > We just submitted a job ad to a University placement scheme site and
> there was a whole load of info there about what you can and can't say. e.g.
> you couldn't ask for someone 'energetic' as it implied ageism. *facepalm* I
> remember a while back someone from aUniversity IT dept looking at me in
> horror at our job advert. They said they had to ask *exactly* the same
> questions of each candidate regardless of how the candidate answered or
> whether relevant or not. Seemed to me impossible to actually assess
> someone's ability or suitability if they were that strict.
> >
>
> Brilliant.  I wonder if the same rules apply to students and academics
> they interview?
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