Excellent article in the AARP Bulletin, titled Ageism in the workplace. The federal government age discrimination watchdog (EEOC) has a smaller budget today than in 1980 with fewer staff. If you do file a lawsuit, chances are that it will never be reviewed. Williams has studied the system and used every loop hole available to avoid being accused of age discrimination during the latest round of layoffs. But as anyone who was laid off can plainly see that the older workers were targeted. 76% of laid off workers age 55 and above will experience age being a factor in getting a new job and 90% of those workers will never find another job making the money that they were earning before they were laid off. Real encouraging for those of us that were let go during the last round of cost saving layoffs so the corporate investors can continue to live the life style of the Rich and Famous....Lol
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Williams bought out Access. The weak management of Williams has let them take-over. Access is putting themselves in strategic higher positions. This is beginning of the end of Williams. Safety is the least of their worries. They spend endless hours on personnel goals and avoid the safety issues. Williams' management has handed them the keys to the bus and they will drive it into the ground.
Agree with poster above. Williams projects a good public image, but the practices within the company really push the limits of ethical behavior at times. I expected a company with a solid culture and values.
My manager called it the 'Old Folks Program'. Williams is spineless. I expected more. I thought William was more than a name.