Jobs Where Being a Senior is An Advantage

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  1. Frank Sanoica

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    It's a pretty disgusting image, I admit, and one of the worst among the group I gathered together while working up a response for several P.C. pushers, who had lashed out because I fail to feel "compassion and consideration for others" (as they put it). You know, the types who are concerned more about murderers' "personal rights" than their deeds committed.

    Maybe I should have just shut up.
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    Nah!
     
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    I've been looking for another job. I'd like to leave where I'm working for a number of reasons. I applied as a dispensing nurse at a methadone clinic. Half my pay and only part time. I was interviewed. I didn't get the job. It was obvious while I was waiting that no one working there looked over 30. Even the two who interviewed me were not over 40. I'm mid 50's. Was this the reason? I don't know.

    At least older people don't go out on maternity leave. I've seen few people out for surgeries. A lot of maternity leave. One co worker even came in and gave her notice while on maternity leave. She had extra time to find another job I guess and never came back.
     
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    It is, of course, illegal to discriminate based on age. We all believe that puts an end to discriminatory hiring practices, right? First, there are "loopholes". For example, a young man of 18 may work in Army Combat, while he cannot drive a truck for a living, most places. The government itself places a maximum age limit upon prospective enlistees. Lastly, how might one "prove" discrimination by age? Only if it was concretely known that qualifications for the job were well-above the norm, and that only one person applied, who was, turned down.
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    I agree with your post Frank. I do think a lot of discrimination can be practiced and denied. All they have to say is that person was not the "right fit" or something. I do think age was one of the reasons I didn't get the job. They probably figured I wouldn't fit in with the others. I work with all ages though.
     
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    Yes, the not the right fit thing, is code for age discrimination I think. My sister who is 55 was really lucky in that she just got hired for a state geologist position in Pennsylvania,(mining regulation) and most of the employees are like 20 years younger than she is. She had excellent references, and a lot of experience in the field which made the difference I think, and PA has an older population to begin with. She also got one of the last jobs before they instituted a general hiring freeze. It was a real coup for her, and she needed the income as they will soon have two in college.
     
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    Kudos for your sister! Now and then, life's endeavors seem to work toward he individual's benefit!
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    Reading your posts have been rather uplifting for me. I have been feeling depressed thinking that no one would hire me at 57. I am retired and my retirement income is not enough. I will pick myself up and start looking for part time jobs again. Thanks.
     
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