posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 09:26 AM
hello everyone, im not sure if this is the right place to past this so mods do your thing.
Ok so I'am a 21 year old male still in college, and I work for this hardware store where I'am the second youngest guy there, the youngest is 16
years old still in high school. the rest of the gentlemen there are 40-89 years old. I have been working there for 2 years and now is when I'm
starting to notice AGE DISCRIMINATION but not towards the older men, but towards us the young guys.
At work we get certain tasks specifically for us the two young guys to clean the inside and outside of store while helping the customers, we also get
most of the "bitch" work like sitting for about 3-4 hours in an area with barely any air conditioning (mind you were in Miami Florida) wearing
gloves and a mask filling up about 100, 5g containers with cement, thinset, and other things that normally comes in bags.
Inventory is coming up (which is to count every single item in the store) and the young guys (my buddy and I) and the manager which happens to be the
denying father of my girlfriend and her twin sister, only tells the young guy and I to start fixing everything for inventory. strange that he doesn't
ask anyone while his making it a big deal for us.
Another thing I noticed is that all these older men stand around talking and not doing any work, (I get the best reviews from headquaters and
customers, and I'am the only one that has gotten a raise in the store) so these older guys are always gather up in the front counter talking and the
few times the young guy and I stop to say something to each other, My manager always comes up to us and tells us you guys are always talking and
don't do any work. I was really offended by this cause I'am a really hard working guy.
So my question is, does age discrimination at work applies to any age group?