Tiessa Lewis
almost 2 years ago
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Age Discrimination

Hi everybody , I’ve been looking for a new job as a medical receptionist here in New York City for about the last four months I’ve going on interviews everyone says oh great you have great references you show a lot of great potential and then I never hear from them again. i’ve been looking for a new job as a medical receptionist here in New York City for about the last four months I’ve going on interviews everyone says oh great you have great references you show a lot of great potential and then I never hear from them again I honestly think I’m going to age discrimination because I am now 48 years of age and I guess employees think I can’t keep up with the younger crew or they don’t want to pay my worth all I want is a chance how can I tell if I’m being discriminated against to my age or is it just me

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Mitchel Koffel
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Overqualified is just another saying for basicly you didn't get the job. Also I have been on a few where I too had that Overqualified crap.. Also if your more qualified then the interviewer they won't hire you due to the fact that any promotion in his future would likely be offered to you.. it is called job security on his part.. could go on but you get the point of what I'm saying.. just hang in there . Or move from your current location . Search where there is lots opportunities in a better market area.

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Kiilu Harrison
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I understand just how you feel. I've been looking for work since the end of April! With ONLY 3 phone interviews, 4 face to face interviews, I get the same response. "I like you so much", " I'm really going to push for you", "You make a great candidate", and so much more. This really gets to you after a while. I've never had this experience as a younger applicant. I'd either get hired on the spot or no more than two days later. Im not sure if this is a part of the new age of online job applications..... or if it's me. Too old. It can be very discouraging. But someone has to make the donuts. So I keep trying. Something has got to give. I just want a JOB!

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Barb Gdisis
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just interviewed recently and the company said you have great qualifications but we want someone long term

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T M
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The stupidity of companies.never ceases to amaze me.

Companies have the opportunity to hire older, experienced workers at the same wages as younger, inexperienced workers, but they are neglecting to do so.

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Juan Alvarez Jr.
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Tiessa, Maybe it's time to have a resume writer take a look at your resume. In NYC you can go to One Stop Agency and they will review for free. Don't get caught up on the discrimination issues that will hold you back and put you in a negative place.

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Venu A
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The same thing happened to my wife and the only thing to think of is age discrimination. It is time to write to the senators to introduce guaranteed minimum income for elderly.

Write it when you can write well and speak it when you can speak well before you get too old.

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Kiilu Harrison
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I remember being that young vibrant new hire. I didn't care about the job as I've learned to as an "experienced" employee. I didn't take pride in my productivity. Didn't care about calling in or if I got there on time or not. I just wanted my pay check and the weekend. That was years ago and I had never been fired. I can't believe that kind of youthful selfishness is what some companies are looking for. I guess its karma because as an older employee I've been frustrated with the call-ins, carelessness and tardiness of coworkers. There are just some things that an older employee has gotten out of their systems. I read somewhere that older employees are more productive than some of their younger counterparts. Maybe its got something to do with benefits that we'd take advantage of and being closer than not to retirement? Has anyone got any facts about the pros and cons of hiring older?

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helen b
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Tiessa, I recommend researching the salary for the position you are seeking. Some jobs post the range while others don't. Check industry and location. What I would suggest is if asked during the interview state what salary you are looking for or ask what their range is. If you see that what they are offering is not within their range you may have to lower your expectations or see what other fields you can enter that will pay you based on the salary range you are seeking. I understand that you have 20 years of experience however, with unemployment being high many others are willing to accept less money just to have a job.

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Louis Hines
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New York as a rough place I was there recently just a cost of living is ridiculous I live in Ohio my son works at Cleveland Clinic we also have University Hospital and you have no problem here getting a job sometime you have to change cities go to Connecticut arms Delaware relocate New York is just rough

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Helen Rouse
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At 48 you have far more opportunities for work than those of us who still want to work, Have years of experience and truly enjoy what we do. At 48, I was rehired by the Very Large, World Wide aerospace company that originally trained me at 18. I wa there for nearly 10 more years, until they shut down that facility and moved north. There Are opportunities still out there for women at 48. Try finding work in your chosen feild at age 60 +. Then the Primary issue is not your age as much as it is the Fact that they have NO intention of paying what your years of experience Deserves. Even then, if they make you the insulting Lowball offer, they assume you won't stay.

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