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  Monday, May 24, 2004

From the "Don't trust anyone over thirty" department:
Outsourcing and Age. Slashdot: Age Discrimination, Indian-Style. . . In May, IBM closes on its $150-$200MM purchase of Indian outsourcer Daksh, whose age requirements for job applicants make Logan's Run seem progressive. On its Opportunities page, Daksh states that Customer Care Specialists should be between 21-25 years of age and Team Leaders should be no older than 27. ... [Dan Gillmor's eJournal]
As Slashdot commentators already pointed out, it's not that twenty-somethings are smarter or better workers; it's that they're more willing to work long hours without overtime, demand lower wages and benefits, and are less likely to have started families and acquired mortgages. Unlike us wise, experienced, expensive old farts. Still, there's something about taking advantage of countries without age-discrimination laws that just ain't right.

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