updated 06:05 pm EDT, Thu October 27, 2005
Mac users take back seat
Mac users are second-class citizens again with at least one employer shutting out them out from its Web employment application. The American Express website shuns Mac users when they attempt to apply online for employment with the following message: "at this time, the system environments. If you don't have access to a PC at home or work, please check out a local public library for internet access, local internet cafes, or the nearest government Work Force Center." "I am amazed that a Fortune 100 company would effectively shut out a good portion of possible candidates," the individual stated. Some people reported being able to file an application online using Safari or Internet Explorer for the Mac, while others encountered glitches, according to a report from News.com. American Express uses a company called BrassRing to manage its online job applications; however the firms' software doesn't support Macs at this time. BrassRing claims to be releasing a newer version in December, however, that will be Firefox-compatible to support Mac users, according to the report.