Re: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness

Subject: Re: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness
From: Elaine Garnet <2egarnet -at- rogers -dot- com>
To: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 18:06:54 -0400

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
> alive
> 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
> (and
> 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"
> benefits,
> 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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> "...I walked to work, quit my job, and kept walking. Better to be a
> pilgrim
> without a destination, I figured, than to cross the wrong threshold
> each
> day." (Sy Safransky)
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Erik Hare
RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Dana Worley
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Peter Neilson
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Dana Worley
RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Sarah Stegall
RE: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Leonard C. Porrello
Re: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Suzette Leeming
RE: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Al Geist

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