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My boss is demanding to know the age of my coworker.

My boss is abusive and paranoid. I have no idea why he is requesting this information, but here is our (email!) exchange:

Boss: "How old is _____ ?"

Me: "I don't know."

Boss: "Yes you do. Give me a fucking answer. Stop covering your ass."

Me: "The answer is 'I don't know.'"

Question for the DL. Isn't this line of inquiry... illegal? This is a small company without an HR department.

by Anonymousreply 1901/09/2013

If it's a small company, didn't your boss have to check the employee's id when the person was hired?

My HR person even copied my id.

by Anonymousreply 101/07/2013

Did your boss fuck your co-worker at the office xmas party and is worried he diddled the work experience kid?

by Anonymousreply 201/07/2013

Yes, fwd the message to the HR department. He's going to retaliate against you one way or another since you didn't give him an answer. You need to cover your ass. You should probably tell your co-worker as well.

by Anonymousreply 301/07/2013

R3, have you read the full post?

by Anonymousreply 401/07/2013

I think r3 is a few beers short of a six-pack.

by Anonymousreply 501/07/2013

BS. You can't hire someone in the USA without specific forms of ID, which are required by law to be checked - everyone photocopies them. So a driver's license, birth certificate, passport, or state ID was checked at time of hire.

If it's a small company, how many rungs on the ladder are there, that the "boss" wouldn't have access to personnel records in a place where no HR department maintains security?

What was the point of this thread?

by Anonymousreply 601/07/2013

OP you need to print and take home a copy of that email in the event that you get fired and are unable to make a copy before being escorted out the company door. You said yourself that your boss is paranoid. CYA.

by Anonymousreply 701/07/2013

To answer questions... my boss is one rung beneath a big boss, who is not part of the day-to-day.

Start paperwork is handled by the big boss' business manager.

I have no idea why my boss cares about coworker's age. Coworker is certainly well over 18.

by Anonymousreply 801/07/2013

Then notify the big boss and your co-worker.

by Anonymousreply 901/07/2013

It's just a fake post of someone creating a random situation that didn't occur.

Remarkably, DL'ers will feed it with outrage not only at the manager but also the board of directors. In the end, or by reply #298, it will be concluded that the employee and OP should relocate to another state seperately as the world is vast and life is short.

by Anonymousreply 1001/07/2013

[quote]"Yes you do. Give me a fucking answer. Stop covering your ass."

Your boss actually talks to you like this? Wow, what an asshole. I'd start looking for another job.

by Anonymousreply 1101/07/2013

Do you work at 7/11?

by Anonymousreply 1201/07/2013

Respond, "Ask Big Boss or Big Boss Business Manager. They would know." and end the discussion.

by Anonymousreply 1301/07/2013

Maybe your co-worker is a typical DL queen and has bragged to your boss that he's 29 when he's really 40.

by Anonymousreply 1401/07/2013

I work in H/R and I can tell you a few things.

First of all you have to verify your identity and it IS possible to use valid ID documents that do not disclose your age.

Is it illegal to ask? Absolutely not. It's illegal to use such information for hiring and firing decisions, but here's the kicker, only if you're over 40.

If I refuse to hire someone because h/she is 38, that is legal. If I I refuse to hire someone because h/she is 48 it IS illegal.

Disclaimer: Your state, county or city may have additional safe guards against age.

by Anonymousreply 1501/07/2013

"Everyone tells me I look 30!"

by Anonymousreply 1601/07/2013

Why does someone inevitably scream (or shrill) "Fake post!", "EST!", or "Troll!" at every damn post? I get it when someone posts a scenario about fucking the hot FedEx guy but this post?? C'MON already!!!


by Anonymousreply 1701/09/2013

I would reply "I think he is 46 but everyone says he looks 29 and is only looking for people up to 30..does that help?"

by Anonymousreply 1801/09/2013

My first thought was that one of the HR people who'd read the inane HR thread, decided to try to start a diversion with this stupidity.

by Anonymousreply 1901/09/2013
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