My employer (a small company) is hiring an IT person. The person hiring and writing the job ad loves SNES video games and grew up around that time.
The job ad for the IT person has a section for "bonus skills" that includes sentences about the person's skill level about specific SNES video games. I challenged this person and said it could easily be interpreted as age or "geek" discrimination (especially considering that the ad is for an IT person). They say it's meant to be humor fun/wink and I'm overreacting but they've also told me the exact person that they'd hire if we ever had the money (and this person fits this "culture" description exactly).
The rest of the job ad is very normal and what you'd expect. I think these couple of lines taint an otherwise well written job ad.
Am I wrong in thinking this is unnecessary and could be perceived as discriminatory?