From Boing Boing:
Hotmail users deemed too dumb for employment at firm
A guy, who works in the department of a Human Resources consultancy company, says they made a selection process in which, among other things, they asked for a person with ample experience in using the internet (navigation, searches, formats…).
They received 50 candidacies, from which 30 came from Hotmail-directions, all of them erased as they entered.
The reason: You can’t pretend being an internet expert and use a Hotmail account at the same time. Link
Hotmail doesn’t bother me too much, however you gotta wonder when someone applies for a job with a questionable addy, i.e. hotbabe@, crazymofo@, etc. Again, fine for the personal life, but not so good for a resume (NSFW?).
Well, I guess there has to be some way for people to filter themselves out. Having a hotmail address is as good as any I suppose.