Workers feel age bias: poll

Half of Canadians would consider cosmetic surgery to advance career
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 03/23/2007

In a youth obsessed culture, the majority of Canadians believe their employers prefer to hire younger workers, according to a new poll. And nearly half also believe that plastic surgery or cosmetic dental work would help them advance their careers.

Nearly 80 per cent of the 2,133 Canadians who participated in a recent online poll at online job board Monster.ca said ageism exists in their workplace to some degree.

Sixty-three per cent agreed that "age was obviously a factor" when candidates are considered for job openings. Another 17 per cent said they believe that their employer prefers workers "in a certain age bracket."