Age Discrimination in Federal Jobs
This isn't a police question, but it's a military question so many of you may know...
I've been out of work for about a month, so I ran across a civilian programming job I seem to qualify for in the US Navy Recruiting Office in Dallas, but they said unless I'm like 17-39 years old, I can't be hired. :mad:
SO I was asking him WTF is that all about - I'm not going into combat, it's a desk job! - The officers of a private business would be put in prision for age discrimination like that! :mad:
He told me it's because of the Military Retirement system - I can't possibly put in 20 years to retire. I told him I didn't want to retire, I want the job - I can pay my own Social Security & I have 401(k)'s so why do I need a Military pension? But he said there was NO WAY.
So are ALL Federal jobs this screwed up, or just some of them? What determines this? Would I encounter the same B.S. if I found a civilian job I would otherwise be qualified for with the FBI, DHS, or something like that?