quote: I recall earlier surveys showing a majority of Americans not knowing where is Ohio, thinking the Holocaust didn't happen, disagreeing with the second law of thermodynamics, and so forth.
quote: Are you saying that the employer setting qualifications for its employees is discriminatory?
quote: It's easy enough to look up 2 x 10 on a chart also, but I wouldn't hire an elementary school teacher who couldn't do that one in her head.
quote: Having all airport codes in your head quite obviously allows an agent to work faster and with less error than someone who has to continually pause to look them up.
quote: I don't need to, as passing a basic math test is now (thankfully) a requirement for all public-school teachers.
quote: On the contrary, its trivial to prove it. A computer lookup of the code requires an extra step, and extra keystrokes. That takes time.
quote: Then you've had your eyes closed.
quote: So? If you can't do the job, its not up to the employer to school you, or deal with your incompetence. Correct your deficiency, then reapply for the job.
quote: the company has a policy that every employee must learn the world airport codes.
quote: A legal team has declared this practice discriminatory, since potential employees must have "an intricate knowledge of geography to pass this test"
quote: 1) Since discrimination is allowed except under specific conditions, (race, sex, etc) which of the disallowed types means you are deficient in geography?
quote: You are not allowed to discriminate on the basis of education level--unless you can justify it--since education can be (and had been) used as proxy for race.
quote: Where the **** did they find the idea that knowing airport codes requires even a mediocre knowledge of geography?