Age work-around

Subject: Age work-around
From: John Glenn <sfarmh1 -at- SCFN -dot- THPL -dot- LIB -dot- FL -dot- US>
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 1996 10:07:29 -0400

(If you thought this was about how to avoid getting
old, sorry.)
I have been ''more than 45'' for a ''few'' years and I have
encountered difficult-to-prove age discrimination.
I also have found a way around the problem ...
**** BECOME A CONSULTANT ****
The company for which I work (Trecom) is a ''consulting''
firm working very hard to get out of the ''body shop''
business and into the ''project'' business (bravo!). Trecom
rents my services to the ''top 200'' companies. It is
likely ^some^ of these companies would be reluctant to hire
me, but when Trecom trots out my experience, the companies
are impressed. There are two things at work here:
1. My experience
2. The fact that I am Trecom's ''overhead'' & not the
company hiring Trecom's expertise -- in other words, the
our client is not concerned with John Glenn's welfare
(insurance, retirement, etc.).
This is a case where age is beneficial to all concerned ...
of course this assumes that a certain level of knowledge
comes with the age (in my case, it does, sports fans, it
does).
So, from having age work AGAINST me, I find it works FOR me,
at least for now.

john glenn <sfarmh1 -at- scfn -dot- thpl -dot- lib -dot- fl -dot- us>
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...do not make a statement that cannot be easily
understood on the grounds that it will be understood
eventually. (Hillel)


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