Friday, September 29, 2006

Help (those who mock) the aged

My company's HR department has just sent round an e-mail outlining the new age discrimination policies and how they will affect us. It ends with:

"Of course, employees should avoid using any age-related comments that may be negatively interpreted."

Working in the new media industry, most of us are in our 20s and 30s anyway, so there's not really much scope to make age-related comments to begin with. But even so, "comments that may be negatively interpreted"??! God, that's like telling men to stop complimenting female co-workers on their nice boobs in case they take offence, or to stop photocopying their backsides during Christmas parties in case they decide to sue the company! It's Political Correctness Gone MadTM!!


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