Legal to Ask My Age?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MassWineGuy, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    I'm starting the process to become a seasonal driver. When we were talking by phone the HR person at the UPS building I'd be out of asked me for my birth date. I realize there may be many good reasons for this, but afterward I thought she was really getting at my age. Was this a proper and/or legal question for her to ask?
     
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    You have to be a certain age to drive.
     
  3. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    Anything that directly relates to specific job requirements isn't out of bounds.
     
  4. Ive been at UPS for many many years. I did have to fill out an I9 form a few years back.(to prove I wasnt an illegal immigrant) So I guess they can pretty much ask you what they want, if you want to work at Brown! As a matter of fact, when I started. I was finger printed , photographed, and had to give a writing sample!
     
  5. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Maybe you sounded sexy over the phone and she was wondering if you were close enough to her age to make it workable
     
  6. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Maybe she was hitting on you.
     
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    He should call her back. 837-5309.
     
  8. Box Ox

    Box Ox Camacho for President!

    There's also her cousin Jenny at 867-5309.
     
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Oops!
     
  10. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    I would think on a "ph interview" they can ask if you are over 21 for insurance reasons. On an official paper application Im sure they require DOB. Age is a protected "class" according to EEOC. I believe the starting point for the class is 40 years old. not sure on that. In previous HR classes at a different job we were told to never ask a persons age.
     
  11. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Hmm. Yes, she must have been interested in me. I'm in my 50s so it's apparent speaking to me that I'm not under 18. Also, she's met me before at other job meetings.
     
  12. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    So are you saying that if they opt to hire someone younger, they are discriminating against you because of your age?
     
  13. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    We send out coupons every year on your birthday.
     
  14. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    No, they can hire who they wish. I'm not very bothered by her question. Just a little puzzled.
     
  15. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    I was asked for my date of birth at the pharmacy, the front desk at the doctor's office, and the checkout at Walmart because I had a case of beer. That was just the times I remember from yesterday. I am also near 50 years old.

    They will probably learn your age at some point during the hiring process.

    If that question bothers you, you might be too sensitive for a driving job at UPS.
     
  16. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Hey man! I am NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT too sensitive. OK? Just because I requested a beanbag-lined driver's seat, mini fridge and calming music through the truck's built-in stereo system (also requested) does NOT mean that I'm overly sensitive. Glad we nipped that one in the bud.
     
  17. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Did you bang her??
     
  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    don't forget the heated floors...padded shelves and wall to wall carpeting.
     
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I believe the I9 forms are standard at brown...I vaguely remember filling one out at some point. For your writing sample...did you use crayons or fingerpaints?? Lmao
     
  20. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Did you write in the snow?