The age discrimination is so blatant at SAP that it's shocking. It's as if SAP thinks they are untouchable. They are ruthless in all aspects of business and corporate culture. This type of verbatim language in email happens weekly at a minimum, "Everyone will be equally considered, though early talent are particularly encouraged to apply. " The recent global "early retirement" package was seen as a threat when the conversation included language such as "If you don't take it there is still no guarantee you won't get laid off next time, except you won't get the severance package." What's even more bizarre is how some of the early talent are coddled and entitled so much that their behavior often turns insubordinate and hostile to there older teammates.
@Y0EDqwD-1Ayhc hits the nail on the head.