Sunday, April 29, 2018

More ageism cases studies: This one from Greece

25 years ago the experienced worker had some leverage vis-a-vis the young turks. In the Services and agorocracy era there is enormous discrimination against older candidates, male candidates especially heterosexual ones. 

In shops in Athens, you only find Chinese working for chinese shops etc. 

Family, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation based discrimination doesn't thoigh take place only in Occupied Athens Mme Christine Lagarde. And OECD type of tookboxes haven't done the jobs.


In the Brussels private sector market you are considered too old when over 40, inexperienced if under 30.

Recruiters spend up to 6" on a resume.

In London your last 3 years of your career count and former colleagues can be very useful to network you for job openings.

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (film)
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Produced by Robert Chartoff

Starring Jane Fonda
Michael Sarrazin
Susannah York
ABC Pictures
Palomar Pictures
Distributed by Cinerama Releasing Corporation
December 10, 1969

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is a 1969 American depression-era melodrama film directed by Sydney Pollack. The screenplay by James Poe and Robert E. Thompson is based on the 1935 novel of the same name by Horace McCoy. It focuses on a disparate group of characters desperate to win a Depression-era dance marathon and the opportunistic emcee (MC) who urges them on to victory

An example, this job advert today:

Key elements of the job advert in bold and underlined:

Digital Marketing & Ecommerce Trainee FULL TIME  

JUNE 2018

iBasic information
We are looking for a talented and highly-motivated young person to join our team in Athens and become a part of our company’s future.

The position holder is responsible for the daily management of company’s on line shops, in terms of marketing activities, content and community management.

Job Description
Main duties:

Update online product database (update products, images, descriptions, prices, stock)
Maintain and grow our communities in Facebook & Instagram
Run social media and search campaigns on product categories – analyze – optimize – report
Create engaging social media stories
Execute promotional activities (coupons, discounts, special days etc)
Monitoring sales and taking action to keep up with company’s targets
Execute newsletter & direct message campaigns
Participate in expansion campaigns & projects to reach new customers & markets

Candidate profile:

Holder of economic or technology direction degree (AEI/TEI/College)
0 to 3 years of relative experience
Basics of Photoshop
Creative thinking
Social media savvy
Interest for technology and marketing
Communication skills (Greek/English)
Energetic and well organized
Customer oriented

Will be considered as an advantage:

Previous proven experience or certifications in any of: social media management, creative design, digital marketing.

Knowledge of tools like Woocommerce, Facebook Ads, Mailchimp, Google Adwords.

We offer

Full time, long term occupation
Monthly salary
Continuous training in marketing tools (i.e. Mailchimp, Facebook Ads, Google, Viber, Woocommerce)
A crucial role in our team with significant prospects
Friendly, creative and innovative work environment

Question to Troika:

1) Is this job (traineeship) subsidized by EU funds? If so, it shoudn't be cos it's blatant ageism in a 30% jobless market
2) It constitutes ageism anyway.

I will swear on th Cor'an and the 10 Commandments....

Nick Panayotopoulos

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