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Sir; I am totally in agreement with Mike Taylor’s letter on ageism (The Grocer, February 28, page 27). I have replied to more than 80 vacancies and also received the simple standard replies.

Legislation coming into effect in 2006 will put a stop to advertisements that state an age requirement. But it will not make agencies and companies change their present Dickensian and antiquated attitudes to age.

Like Mike I am over the age of 50 with similar sales experience in management.

Companies and recruitment agencies please take note: you are ignoring highly experienced, committed, dedicated and loyal assets.