Re: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness

Subject: Re: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 01:14:14 +1000

Sarah Stegall <sstegall -at- bivio -dot- net> wrote:
>
> I figure I'm in my last or next to last job as an employee;
> if and when
> I leave this one, I have at best a 50/50 chance of being
> hired full time
> somewhere because I am too old. I'm keeping my freelance
> skills up, and
> hoping my husband keeps his job so that his benefits can cover us.
>

I am a bit worried about this myself: I've worked
for the same company for over 17 years but we're
about to get bought and if the worst happens, I'm
not sure whether my skills and the fact that I am
Internet savvy will weigh against my age when people
look at my resume. I know that age discrimination is
technically illegal, but all a company would really
have to say is that they found a better-qualified
candidate.

-- Janice

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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: McLauchlan, Kevin

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