AT&T Age a Problem

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Amanda

106 months ago

If you have been in retail more than 10 years, they label you as old. I have been a retail manager for 30 years, and they sent me a no thank you for just a part time sales. If you want to work there, to even get an interview, you have to lie or leave out anything that looks like you are more than 12.

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Jerry stephens in Athens, Georgia

105 months ago

However,if my chance there a position open in sales, or driving somewhere I do hold a CDL license class B. You contact me at
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xxxxxxx in Braintree, Massachusetts

97 months ago

Amanda is 100% correct. The company lies to its customers and employees. Very unpressional organization. No job is better than a job with them.

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Morgan in Crawfordsville, Indiana

92 months ago

It would probably help your job search if you could spell 'unprofessional' correctly.

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Stu in Hamilton, Ohio

91 months ago

Amanda said: If you have been in retail more than 10 years, they label you as old. I have been a retail manager for 30 years, and they sent me a no thank you for just a part time sales. If you want to work there, to even get an interview, you have to lie or leave out anything that looks like you are more than 12.

THERE IS A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT IN THE WORKS AGAINST ATT FOR THEIR AGE DISCRIMINATION!!! IT IS RAMPANT ACROSS THE NATION. I HAD MADE IT THROUGH THEIR "PROCESS" AND AS SOON AS I WALKED IN THE DOOR FOR A FACE-TO-FACE INTERVIEW I SAW ONLY 20-SOMETHING-YEAR-OLDS...I AM CLOSE TO 50 AND THEY WERE STARING AT ME LIKE I HAD 2 HEADS!! (OR I WAS THEIR MOTHER...). IT WAS THE MOST UNPROFESSIONAL EXPEREINCE OF MY ENTIRE LIFE IN THE RETAIL BUSINESS! THE "GIRL" WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO INTERVIEW ME WOULDN'T AND THE "DUDE" THAT DID ASKED ME 3 QUESTIONS WITHOUT LOOKING AT ME. WHEN I GOT HOME TO CHECK MY STATUS WITH ATT THEY HAD ALREADY SENT ME THE "THE POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED" LETTER...AND TO THIS VERY DAY THEY ARE STILL PLACING ADS FOR OPENINGS FOR THE LOCATIONS I WAS INTERESTED IN! GO FIGURE! THEIR DAY WILL COME.

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febe in Madison, Mississippi

84 months ago

The abuse of age discrimination explodes in ATT and many memphis, tn organizations. They get by with it because rarely anyone sues or exposes them to the EEOC@

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Denee VanDyke in Seffner, Florida

84 months ago

Stu, if there is a class action suit for age discrimination against AT&T I would like more info on it. Or if there is any action for retaliation I would also like more on that too. There are numerous complaints here in Florida on their employment practices, I believe that call that forced attrition.

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ANONYMOUS in Westfield, New Jersey

79 months ago

AT&T executives feel that they can decide the rules on "blacklisting employees" by tagging a "not fit" status next to their social security numbers in the system etemp that all their contractors use to place people in jobs. The reason why the "not fit"status is put in has NOTHING to do with skills. It has to do with the fact that these people took certain downsizing packages such as VRIP and CIC. What AT&T is doing is age discrimination since the average people who were downsized with these packages are older than the average person who applies for a job in AT&T. Then what happens is a person who was forced out with one of these packages can not get even a contracting job in Telecom if AT&T is engaged in the business. This closes off the careers of many older and seasoned Telecom professionals since AT&T has a much greater presence in Telecom than any other company. This appears to be illegal and down right inhumane to do to people who spent a life time building up skills in Telecom.

Law suits take a long time. The baby boomer generation is huge and I am sure the largest consumer of Telecom goods in the nation. If the word is spread and we stop using products and services from companies like AT&T which have these practices $ will talk.

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lavonne iron wing in Albuquerque, New Mexico

71 months ago

IF YOUR AGE 65, WHAT WILL BE SAIDED? NATIVE AMERICAN, FEMALE. USE TO WORK FOR MA BELL IN THE 70'S. NEED JOB TODAY!! WOULD IT BE WORTH A TRY??? IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM?? OR IN FARMINGTON,NM.

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Maryjo in San Francisco, California

63 months ago

I heard that AT&T tag retirees social security to automatically eliminate them. Does anyone know how this is done?

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mwilliam in Key West, Florida

62 months ago

I was surprised to find this topic here and even more surprised to see it is still garnering responses.
Folks, there is a current class action suit against AT&T with regards to age discrimination. It started as a complaint to the EEOC in 2007. Yes, as of 2009 it is now a full blown lawsuit (EEOC v AT&T - 1:2009cv07323).And yes they take time. If you feel you have been discriminated against by AT&T regarding age or for any reason, quit bitchin' and call your local EEOC office. AT&T has hundreds of current,pending employment discrimination cases filed against them. They have lost a few nationally noticeable ones as well regarding religion, FMLA,disabilities and race.
Any AT&T retiree that applied for aN AT&T job and didn't get, you really need to call.

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Kenneth in New York, New York

55 months ago

Amanda said: If you have been in retail more than 10 years, they label you as old. I have been a retail manager for 30 years, and they sent me a no thank you for just a part time sales. If you want to work there, to even get an interview, you have to lie or leave out anything that looks like you are more than 12.

The same thing is happening to me. i've been trying to get in the door of AT&t wireless for the past 7 years now. its true that they label you. they ask u on the job app are u age 25 years or older. then they ask u are u age 35 years or older. i was even asked was I a hispanic or a non hispanic. every at&t wireless postion i apply for, they quickly respond they hired someone that had more credentials than i had. or they will just label" not considering you at this time"

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Kenneth in New York, New York

55 months ago

i will exercise my rights and foward a complaint aginst this organization. i just finished writing a report against them. i will forward this to the human rights commission tomorrow.

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fw8419 in Saco, Maine

46 months ago

their day is comming

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blueyz8288 in Danvers, Massachusetts

15 months ago

How do I find out if I am being considered –for sure, after completing second interview?

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Valentine in Burlingame, California

7 months ago

AT&T will not hire an ex AT&T employee period! They in fact practice age discrimination... Until it happens to you, you don't believe it.. It will happen. Many corporations are doing this now and most likely will continue to do so.. Unless people start filing complaints and making it public knowledge that this is happening.. Here's our story. Our department had a total of 60 employees with many years of service in 2008. AT&T offered a package to encourage those eligible, (ie 30 years service), or close to retirement age to leave the company... well, not enough long time employees took the package. AT&T offered it again in 2009.. and again, not enough took the offer. In 2010,AT&T gets creative and AT&T consolidates the department to a central location which was not commutable forcing many to take a package..Those of us in between, like at 20 years of service made many attempts to remain with AT&T by applying for jobs in other departments where hiring from off the street.. our applications were ignored.. We had 90 days to secure employment.. not one manager gave recommendations in order for us to remain employed.. Many of us were long time employees.. over 20 years of service. with pension, 4 weeks vacation etc.. many female.. over 40.. .. AT&T claims they do not do this and hire people over 40 today. The reason they are hiring you if you are over 40 is this.. AT&T no longer offers new employees a pension plan to participate in. AT&T no longer pays your medical for 6 months to a year after to are hired.. Will not match your 401K until after 1 year of employment.. will not give new employees vacation until after a year.. How much does AT&T save by practicing Age Discrimination is the question.

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