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 Anonymous||reply 19||01/09/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 1||01/06/2013|
Did your boss fuck your co-worker at the office xmas party and is worried he diddled the work experience kid?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 3||01/06/2013|
R3, have you read the full post?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/06/2013|
I think r3 is a few beers short of a six-pack.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||01/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 7||01/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 8||01/06/2013|
Then notify the big boss and your co-worker.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||01/06/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 11||01/07/2013|
Respond, "Ask Big Boss or Big Boss Business Manager. They would know." and end the discussion.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/07/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 14||01/07/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 15||01/07/2013|
"Everyone tells me I look 30!"
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/07/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||01/09/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 18||01/09/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||01/09/2013|