The older an IT pro gets, the less desirable he or she becomes in the job market.

That’s the opinion of contributing writer Timothy Huckabee, who explained his views in “Older workers fall into consulting’s ‘gray’ area”—the third most read IT Consultant Republic article of 2000. In the article, Huckabee cites recent statistics on the ages of IT workers, discusses his own brush with ageism, and offers his take on the subtle discrimination toward older workers in the IT industry.

Huckabee’s article generated a discussion that garnered nearly 100 posts from TechRepublic members. The highlights of the discussion appear in “Members fume about age discrimination.”

The top five articles of 2000
The votes are in, and we’ll be sharing the results all this week as we revisit our top five most popular features from last year. Don’t miss number four: “Questions you should ask your clients before you take on a project.” Stay tuned as we bring the other top articles to you later this week.
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