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Good grief! I missed this entire thread until tonight -- started in
September, for Pete's sake!
Anyway, I think the answer is not how old we are chronologically but how
full of life we are whatever our age. That's all that really matters. I've
always worked with people of all ages, so that's all I know. The ones who
acted tired and worn out weren't much fun to be around, that's for sure.
I had an informal interview for a long-term contract job today at Starbuck's
and was chatting away not thinking of the issue of age discrimination when I
heard myself saying "the late 60s, early 70s" when talking about my earlier
working experience (something not on my resume). I thought I saw a glimmer
of something in the young whippersnapper's eyes at that moment, but I am not
sure about that.
We'll see if I get the job or not. I'll hit Version 6.0 in several weeks.
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> When will I quit being a tech writer? Or, will I die
> with my boots on?
> Not me...I'm living forever.
> So far, so good.
> Since I'm already on my fourth or fifth childhood, I ain't
> worried 'bout no
> dying with my boots on, or even being a technical writer
> forever. I figure
> I'll just be a technical long enough and wear sandles.
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