IBM executives discussed in emails how to force out older workers and derided them as “Dinobabies” who should be made an “Extinct species,” according to a court filing in an age discrimination case against the company.
Many tech companies are like this – has to do with rapidly changing technology such that experience, after just a few years, adds little value. Because the tech changes so rapidly, the best amount of experience is 5-7 years. Beyond that and your old experience in old tech no longer adds value. Age discrimination is a natural outcome.