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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 11:56 PM
Response to Reply #26
40. thanks...fortunately i am an accountant
with some specialized government experience. i can search at my leisure for the right position because i am fairly secure where i am now.
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  -Older Job-Seekers Face Special Hurdles Purveyor  Mar-09-09 02:56 PM   #0 
  - This happens in Asia at 40 yrs  upi402   Mar-09-09 03:01 PM   #1 
  - I believe it, because I've been surfing a lot of ESL job websites  whathehell   Mar-09-09 04:51 PM   #7 
  - Why?  Maru Kitteh   Mar-10-09 01:40 AM   #42 
  - I'm 53 and I can tell you, it f***ing sucks.  Bake   Mar-09-09 03:04 PM   #2 
  - tell me about it , then we are told there are age discrimination  blues90   Mar-09-09 03:46 PM   #4 
  - Maybe older workers can pool their resources,  prolesunited   Mar-09-09 03:17 PM   #3 
  - I'm 62 and glad I have tenure. Age discimination is rampant.  damntexdem   Mar-09-09 03:53 PM   #5 
  - Don't Count on "Tenure" to Protect You  tonysam   Mar-09-09 05:27 PM   #21 
  - Sheesh! That could be a story about me ... it fits almost exactly.  TahitiNut   Mar-09-09 03:54 PM   #6 
  - i just turned 50  noiretextatique   Mar-09-09 04:55 PM   #9 
  - You're a mere child ... and I'd hire you in an instant, luv.  TahitiNut   Mar-09-09 05:15 PM   #15 
  - i'd hire you too  noiretextatique   Mar-09-09 05:22 PM   #19 
  - I'd take the job.  TahitiNut   Mar-09-09 06:14 PM   #31 
  - It's Also Far Easier to Find a Job if You Don't Have an Advanced Degree  tonysam   Mar-09-09 05:43 PM   #27 
     - Mediocrity is the word.  Manifestor_of_Light   Mar-09-09 06:06 PM   #29 
     - But.. but... but... the 'problem' with American workers is they need education and training.  TahitiNut   Mar-09-09 06:20 PM   #33 
        - Did You Read the NYT Editorial This Weekend  tonysam   Mar-09-09 07:14 PM   #35 
     - Age .. post graduate work ... awards ... Vietnam veteran ... these ALL counted against me.  TahitiNut   Mar-09-09 06:17 PM   #32 
  - I Barely Got Vested in Nevada PERS When the School District Sacked Me.  tonysam   Mar-09-09 05:34 PM   #25 
  - You Want to Be Careful About That.  tonysam   Mar-09-09 05:36 PM   #26 
     - thanks...fortunately i am an accountant  noiretextatique   Mar-09-09 11:56 PM   #40 
  - Nowadays, sending out resumes just doesn't cut it. Personal relationships do.  CTyankee   Mar-09-09 05:27 PM   #22 
  - You "don't fit with our culture"...Sheesh!..That begs an explanation and doesn't  whathehell   Mar-09-09 04:55 PM   #8 
  - Ageism is supposed to be illegal. And if one doesn't fit their culture, what are they: bacteria?  Deja Q   Mar-09-09 04:56 PM   #10 
  - Yeah -- once you're over 50  nichomachus   Mar-09-09 04:59 PM   #11 
  - Hell I have had that problem at 40... nt  Lost in CT   Mar-09-09 05:18 PM   #17 
  - this is old news.  Manifestor_of_Light   Mar-09-09 05:09 PM   #12 
  - I haven't worked since 2000  livetohike   Mar-09-09 05:12 PM   #14 
  - Despite the insecurity, I feel lucky to be self-employed  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-09-09 05:11 PM   #13 
  - What works when you are older looking for a job!!!  wackywaggin   Mar-09-09 05:16 PM   #16 
  - They're afraid we older workers are cantankerous and set in our ways  graywarrior   Mar-09-09 05:20 PM   #18 
  - at least I hope anyone who voted for Reagan now regrets it  G_j   Mar-09-09 05:25 PM   #20 
  - I Have Been Out of Work for 11 Months  tonysam   Mar-09-09 05:29 PM   #23 
  - links and resources in the article......  omega minimo   Mar-09-09 05:31 PM   #24 
  - I see many seniors working at McDonald's and the local donut shop  chollybocker   Mar-09-09 05:48 PM   #28 
  - I see elders but I haven't seen teens working fast food in years.  Lost in CT   Mar-09-09 06:09 PM   #30 
  - Preface: Of course you should be considered for jobs in your field regardless of age.  tbyg52   Mar-09-09 06:46 PM   #34 
  - I Did That. Loved the Kids but Despised the Administrators.  tonysam   Mar-09-09 07:15 PM   #36 
     - >>teaching jobs aren't easy to get  tbyg52   Mar-09-09 07:26 PM   #37 
  - I used to get interviews back in 2006  blues90   Mar-09-09 08:19 PM   #38 
  - YES!! We should all work together.  Manifestor_of_Light   Mar-10-09 12:47 AM   #41 
  - I am 33 and find this disgusting. Its just not right. I would hire any person at any age  Jennicut   Mar-09-09 08:25 PM   #39 

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