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    Hi,
    sorry you did not get job.
    Working for yourself - if you have fixed that many machines you should be able to get work for yourself - I know you said you had spent a lot of money advertisng. What about make some flyers - should not be too expensive to do your self - do a leaflet drop in local area that you can get to without driving.
    As long as you have a mobile to contact - also list in yellow pages - it is free for basic entry.
    I am sure you could pick work up either fixing pcs, getting rid of spyware etc and also setting up home wireless that people seem to struggle with.
    cheers Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by AXE View Post
    I've just had an application for a technician post rejected because I'm over 25.
    At 28, am I too old to be a technician? Is that my problem?
    that's shocking I'd get onto them Axe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AXE View Post
    I've just had an application for a technician post rejected because I'm over 25.
    Surely that is not legal?


    Quote Originally Posted by AXE View Post
    At 28, am I too old to be a technician? Is that my problem?
    I hope you aren't too old, I'm a technician and closing rapidly on 40...

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    Just wondering but they didn't tell you that in writing did they? If they did they'll regret it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AXE View Post
    I've just had an application for a technician post rejected because I'm over 25.
    At 28, am I too old to be a technician? Is that my problem?
    Where in the UK are you. There's a technician post come up at a local high school near me in King's Lynn, Norfolk.

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    theres a post going in lowestoft, suffolk. only 10,500 - 11,200 tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AXE View Post
    I've just had an application for a technician post rejected because I'm over 25.
    At 28, am I too old to be a technician? Is that my problem?
    Did they actually say that, or put in writing.

    I thought you were older than that.

    Also I maybe looking for a new techy in the summer. Can you get to Faringdon? Money won't be great but just keep an eye out for an advert in the next few months.

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    Will be a job going in Derbyshire shortly- pay will be around £15-£16k I imagine although no details as yet.

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    I know how you feel about the age thing.
    When I got laid off I applied for hundreds of jobs, had a few interviews but most of the excuses for not giving me a job was that I was 'Over Qualified. The penny finally dropped that they meant I was too old came when a young girl who would have been my manager asked me if I minded working for someone younger.
    So 'Ageism is alive and very much kicking' in the workplace although they sugar coat it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AXE View Post
    I've just had an application for a technician post rejected because I'm over 25.
    At 28, am I too old to be a technician? Is that my problem?
    This scares the hell out of me.
    At nearly 27 and no real specialism to speak of. I just hope not to hear the dreaded redundancy word here! But with cuts in FE spending!!! Who knows?

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    scary im 25 and a nt manager- thought i was young for the role. My techy is 50!

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    Well, I got a very lengthy apology, and an assurance that I'm welcome to apply.

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    So do it quickly - they might feel that they 'owe' you something

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    TheLibrarian Said ďSurely that is not legal?Ē
    Thatís how I got my first IT tech job; I was the only one under 25 to apply. There is or was some sort of Government initiative to get jobs to under 25ís. I donít think the school was forced to take people under 25 but there is a push towards that at times.

    I donít recall the details but there was a reference to it in the job advert to under 25's. It was legal a few years back. Dont see why its not legal now.

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    @Axe: Strike Sir Axe while thine iron is hot.

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