The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States
I applied for work as a customer service representative with AmTrak. I fit the qualifications and could do the job, plus I like being around trains. Did not get an interview but the standard "we have decided to go with other candidates." I am almost 59 years old. I know my age was a factor.
Employer favors relatives and friends over qualified results proven employees. Accomplished, award winning, results achieving employees are pushed out as they age in favor of younger workers who are related to or friends of the ruling administration. Anglos are especially discriminated against.
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After reading the comments by those who express their perspective of age related discriminating practices by more than a few employers, I felt very concerned for older workers that need/desire employment. I wonder if these employers understand that it is not just the revenue from young adults that keep them in business. I wonder how they would survive if the older generation would stop supporting their businesses. I also wonder if these employers understand the principle of sowing and reaping? I am grateful to your agency for providing the results of your survey and your commitment to provide older workers with reliable job leads.
-- Marie Moore, AARP