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Wed Jul 16, 2014, 05:04 AM

Disposable Americans

I had a bit on my mind and decided to pen an essay on older Americans being "unemployable". After I wrote this, I found an older discussion on this topic here.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022429494

dis•pos•a•ble adjective---designed for or capable of being thrown away after being used or used up: (“the definition of disposable,” n.d.). This came from Dictionary.com based on Random House. At that website, there are two other definitions, but the relevance for this essay. A bit of backgrounder for why this subject becomes personal. This author is 49 years old at composition time; having been out of the workforce for over 5 years now after Transportation series of jobs, (it would be generous to call it a career after only 5 years). The trucking business is notorious for being difficult on one’s health; it certainly was on mine. One of the big issues in the business is a lack of consistent sleep, which leads to many diseased problems down the road.
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The essay continues at herbied.edublogs.org. Even though I am 5 months away from 50, this applies to anyone starting at 45.

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Original post)

Wed Jul 16, 2014, 09:16 AM

2. I had a saying in my tag line for a long time, it went...

"We are all disposable. And we are disposed of everyday"

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Response to Javaman (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 07:43 PM

3. I was hoping this would get more views...

However, thanks for recognizing the older worker's plight, and how we have worth, but only to deity-based progressive organizations.

If I jackpot the lottery, I would have a business that discriminates against anyone below 40. I want grown seasoned folks that don't have time for games and drama working with me to solve problems.

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