PetSmart — age discrimination
Applied to PetSmart several times for an entry level position. Retirement became too boring so I applied for an open position. My resume is stellar and I would have expected as least an e-mail that I was not considered. Nothing happened even after I personally handed my resume to the hiring manager. The position remained open for months.
When I went there to buy a few products, I casually asked the checkout employee if they were still hiring. I jokingly told her that I had applied twice months before and heard nothing saying "maybe I'm too old." She casually said "yea they want younger people."
No matter what a company's job application says about equal employment opportunities, it's still a very sad fact that it does happen more often than gets reported.