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Just another note. I can't write reams in reply because I am too busy!
On 9-Jul-09, at 5:54 PM, Al Geist wrote:
> Suzette Leeming wrote: " Um, I believe in Canada we call that "age
> discrimination", which is a violation of our rights."
> It ain't only Canada Suzette. It sucks, but "age discrimination" is
> and here in the US too.
> I'm 60 (although I don't act a day over 25) with 0ver 30 years
> writing for a
> living and there is no doubt that my chances of getting a regular
> job are
> zilch. However, my company (me) is doing quite well, because my
> sales pitch
> was to senior management, not traditional hiring authorities. Senior
> managers tend to look at vendors different than potential employees
> they're closer to our age).
> Contract work is not for everyone though. If you're afraid of not
> having a
> weekly paycheck, sick leave, or any of the other "regular job"
> prepare for regular anxiety attacks. If you like a challenge and drink
> heavily (okay, forget that last part), you will find contracting can
> be a
> lot of fun. And, you won't have to worry about firing yourself when
> you get
> to "old."
> Al Geist
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