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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:33 PM

I am 58 and just got a new job. 5 year contract. Hang in there...

Finished my degree after years this summer. Hang in there, companies will still hire you. I'm in the IT field. I've worked a lot of contract jobs for 3 to 6 months but work is out there.

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Reply I am 58 and just got a new job. 5 year contract. Hang in there... (Original post)
bamademo Nov 2012 OP
mrsadm Nov 2012 #1
femmocrat Nov 2012 #2
panAmerican Nov 2012 #3
bamademo Nov 2012 #4
Kaleva Nov 2012 #5
customerserviceguy Nov 2012 #6
rjlobo422 Nov 2012 #7
magical thyme Nov 2012 #25
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #8
bamademo Nov 2012 #11
rjlobo422 Nov 2012 #9
aletier_v Nov 2012 #10
jtuck004 Nov 2012 #15
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #12
AzDar Nov 2012 #13
Liberal In Red State Nov 2012 #14
jtuck004 Nov 2012 #16
flamingdem Nov 2012 #17
SheilaT Nov 2012 #18
tilsammans Nov 2012 #19
barbtries Nov 2012 #20
mnhtnbb Nov 2012 #21
lunatica Nov 2012 #22
NNN0LHI Nov 2012 #23
ProSense Nov 2012 #24
no_hypocrisy Nov 2012 #26
liberal N proud Nov 2012 #27

Response to bamademo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:35 PM

1. Congratulations!

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:36 PM

2. Congratulations!

It's good to hear that companies are hiring well-qualified people, in spite of their age!

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:49 PM

3. Congrats on the degree and the long-term contract!

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Response to panAmerican (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:50 PM

4. I was out of work for a year. I hung in there. Never give up.

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:50 PM

5. Congrats!

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:53 PM

6. Way to go!

I just turned 57 this last weekend, and from one old coot to another, good for you!

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:10 PM

7. congrats

I am 59 and got laid off in July. Your story gives me hope. Enjoy your holidays.
Rjlobo and Astazia

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Response to rjlobo422 (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:31 AM

25. hang in there. I'm 59, been in and out of work for 10 years now

but start a new job next week. Crap pay, but enough to eke it out until I can collect social security and/or sell my home and downsize.

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:17 PM

8. Do you get into writing specialized application code?

I have been wanting to ask that of some of the IT people here on DU but held off.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:31 PM

11. No, just straight tech support but I got a degree in Management of Technology.

Now, I have to pay back student loans.

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:18 PM

9. way to go.

Way to go. I am 59 and got laid off in July. Your story gives me hope. Happy Thanksgiving from Astazia and me and the Awooo Crew.

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:24 PM

10. I started on what should be a multi-year contract, too

I gave up on corporations, went back to federal contracting.

The corporations are largely like Romney,
keeping a position is mostly about being a good liar and cheater now.

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:28 AM

15. "... mostly about being a good liar and cheater now ..." Unlike federal contracting.


They just hate it when I ask how many round of golf/pizzas/hookers did that contract cost you?

Not that they are all like that, but I have seen some real interesting paper on a few, and seen the results.



just sayin'

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:35 PM

12. congrats!

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:16 AM

13. Congratulations!

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:22 AM

14. Congrats! Life begins . . . anew . . . At 58! Forward!!!

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:45 AM

16. Very nice. Hope it does what you need.


At least will get you past 62.

Congratulations!!

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:48 AM

17. Congratulations!

And thanks for sharing the good news

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:34 AM

18. Yes! I keep on getting into arguments with people

who think that not a single person over the age of 50 has found a job in this country in recent years.

I'm 64, and I have gotten work several times since turning 60. Now, in my case, these are all entry-level jobs, but I have still found employment.

All the better that you have a 5 year contract.

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:54 AM

19. Congratulations and best wishes!



There's hope for me yet (I'm 60).

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:35 AM

20. congratulations

i got my job 5 years ago but just this year my employer offered to finance my schooling and by the time i'm 60 in three years i'll have a whole new career. it is possible.

please people don't give up.

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:58 AM

21. Congrats!

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:11 AM

22. That's excellent news

For sure, DU has many more "I got a job" posts than it used to. That's a good reflection on the situation out there. We do represent a good cross section of the population.

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:16 AM

23. Happy for you

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:25 AM

24. Congratulations.

That has to be an extremely good feeling.

Best wishes.

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:42 AM

26. Yes! Congratulations!

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Response to bamademo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:54 AM

27. Congratulations

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