Don Fisher
2 months ago
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Ageism

It appears that age descrimination is alive and well in this country, I am going to be 87 in Jan. of 2022 in excellent health, with around 40 years of electrical (mostly Industrial) hydraulic, pnumatic, HVAC, and Infra red thermography, I think that the HR. person that reads resumes/interview are turned off by age, they act as if they expect me to "keel" over on their door step, I would like to get back to doing what I do, with the opportunity to pass on some of the experience I have to a younger person coming up through the ranks. A note to all HR persons, if you are lucky, some day you may reach an advanced age! well that is my gripe for the day. thank you.

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peter grattan

very sad.... age is only a number.

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Udonsi Udochu

We forget that age is synonymous with knowledge and wisdom

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Francisco Agostini

I hear you loud and clear and I'm only 58 years old. After 50 everyone throws you to the river to see if you disappear downstream. FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!

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Sheryl Ellingson

You are absolutely right. Unfortunately, age discrimination is THE hardest to prove. And you make an excellent point, that the experience you possess, is invaluable, to future employees. Most HR personnel only see a number, they don’t think about the experience that their company is missing.

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Tony LaCiura

Hello Ageism. I to touting the age of 87 this past April. The Algorithm created to process our applications are like the Dominion Voting Machines, & the slots. We cannot win. Good luck to all keep punching.

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Don Fisher

the HR people think they are clever in not outright asking your age (possible age discrimination suite) so they use the vague question "when did you graduate?"In my humble opinion no age questions should be referenced. My question is "what in the hell does numbered years have to do with ability?"Oh well my bitch for the day, thank you.

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Jerry Ainsworth

45 years trucking cannot get a job because i am over 72

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Louisa Cosentino

I had one interviewer focus on my email address which contained "1958" which was assigned to me by my email provider. I jokingly and stupidly told him that 1958 is the year I was born. Later I realized that I shot myself in the foot.

If you can and want to work, age shouldn't matter to these people. In fact, I remember a time back in the day when job advertisements in the newspaper would state "Mature Person Wanted" You don't see this today.

Age discrimination is disgusting. Many of us need to work - we cannot entirely retire at 65.

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Emma Davis

I do understand thanks to God that you're are aging gracefully keep doing what's makes you're happy know matter what people think about your age as long you are in good health enjoy okay sincerely Ms ejdavis

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Emma Davis

I understand you thank God you're are aging in good health and you continue to do what's make you happy know matter what people think about how old you are as long you can to the job because some of our younger generation doesn't want to work in at least they can depend on someone like you who's what they do and can get the job done.

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