[python-uk] Python Developers - ReportLab, Wimbledon, London
nigel at nigelsmall.com
Tue Dec 11 13:09:52 CET 2012
Agreed: my father is 63 and far more energetic than me. However, he'd make
a terrible programmer.
On 11 December 2012 12:08, Rod Hyde <rod.hyde at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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