Re[2]: Ageism discussion

Subject: Re[2]: Ageism discussion
From: Don_Smith -at- SMTPLINK -dot- PENRIL -dot- COM
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 09:12:49 EST

Joanne -

Wait 'till your 60 and tell us this!

Been there. Isn't that way at all!

I'm 65, still need and *want* to work.

At interviews they see the gray hair, receding hairline, or wrinkles
and its all over. Oh yes, they go through the motions, but you know
how its going to turnout...

(Yes, I am aware that there are exceptions.)

Don Smith
Senior Technical Writer

>I'm 42 and have never felt any kind of discrimination. If anything, I
>think that employers like the stability that goes with a
>(supposedly) more mature employee. Years ago, when you were expected
>to be loyal, work for the same company for 30 years, then retire, it
>might have been an issue. These days, company loyalty isn't an issue

>Also, I have more experience with more programs (and a better base
>understanding of the new concepts because I've actually *worked* with
>many of the older ones) than my younger coworkers.
>>Joanne Grey Senior Technical Writer

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