Robert Garcia
over 6 months ago
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I’m a 57 year old man with 33 years of supervisory and managerial skills. I’ve ran companies alone, and owned and operated two businesses. My deal was that I liked working with people, and have applied to many companies. Only to be told that they have decided to proceed with other candidates, only to find out that they were much younger than I. I wasn’t asking for 70-100k a year as they were probably were thinking, just a job so that I could get back into the swing of things, and help a company be successful. I also inclusively have 25 years of safety helping companies reduce the amount of work related injuries. It’s frustrating knowing that we seniors can do just as good of a job if not better than the younger generation because of our comparison in skills. Our government needs to enforce companies to employ a 50 50 split of young and older people, so we don’t have another recession of people losing homes, and banks going out of business because of seniors not being able to pay for their homes because of not being able to work. We count on income just as the younger generations do. I hope we get heard and something happens.

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Michelle March

$500? That can’t be right unless it’s gift cards.

$500? That can’t be right unless it’s gift cards.

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Kevah Maund

I emphasize with you . I am a person chef with 20+ yrs and skill. Took a position paying $16 per hr. I performed at my usual standard and did more tban I was supposed too. And for Christmas everyone else got a bonus and I didn't. So for my self esteem I had to leave. I still haven't found another job ,but was better for me to leave.

I emphasize with you . I am a person chef with 20+ yrs and skill. Took a position paying $16 per hr. I performed at my usual standard and did more tban I was supposed too. And for Christmas everyone else got a bonus and I didn't. So for my self esteem I had to leave. I still haven't found another job ,but was better for me to leave.

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Joe Behar

Hello Robert I agree with you 100%. Age discrimination is for real . I am in the same boat you are,38 years of customer service manager experience and supervised over 100 employees etc. and they tell me they went with another candidate . I am also your same age and did not ask for top dollar. I think it will take someone with some vision to hire us and recognize the value and work ethic they would be getting . Good luck to you ! keep going !

Hello Robert I agree with you 100%. Age discrimination is for real . I am in the same boat you are,38 years of customer service manager experience and supervised over 100 employees etc. and they tell me they went with another candidate . I am also your same age and did not ask for top dollar. I think it will take someone with some vision to hire us and recognize the value and work ethic they would be getting . Good luck to you ! keep going !

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George Sotel

It is because the government still allows employers to do whatever they want and they are not required to give a reason as to why they are not hiring the interviewed person. Although the right thing to do would be that companies would give exact reasons as to why they did not hire the applicant rather than act stupid because discrimination is a fact and it often happens during the recruitment process. Luckily, there are still strong resources. If you do feel that you did not get the position because of your age then you should file an age discrimination complaint with the department of labor from the state where you reside and let the state step in so that that questionable and unethical company can give good account of its decision.

It is because the government still allows employers to do whatever they want and they are not required to give a reason as to why they are not hiring the interviewed person. Although the right thing to do would be that companies would give exact reasons as to why they did not hire the applicant rather than act stupid because discrimination is a fact and it often happens during the recruitment process. Luckily, there are still strong resources. If you do feel that you did not get the position because of your age then you should file an age discrimination complaint with the department of labor from the state where you reside and let the state step in so that that questionable and unethical company can give good account of its decision.

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Lobo Smith

And there is going to be another market correction I analyze finances to many people are over extended. The stupidest thing is getting a brand new 30 or 40 k vehicle and have rotten credit. Or getting into a house depending on 2 incomes but one person can get fired, get ill, leave or something else. I bought a house that I can afford on my own and approved for 300k house doesn't mean you have to get a house for that. How many people can rattle off without researching his much they spend on basic needs much less and paying 400 dollars a month for TV internet and cable ..I could go on it's getting very late

And there is going to be another market correction I analyze finances to many people are over extended. The stupidest thing is getting a brand new 30 or 40 k vehicle and have rotten credit. Or getting into a house depending on 2 incomes but one person can get fired, get ill, leave or something else. I bought a house that I can afford on my own and approved for 300k house doesn't mean you have to get a house for that. How many people can rattle off without researching his much they spend on basic needs much less and paying 400 dollars a month for TV internet and cable ..I could go on it's getting very late

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Lobo Smith

Unfortunely even with laws especially with ageism it is against the law ... Already to prove that a company is deliberately discriminating is different some companies today have bonuses for people just to call back and show up to work. With the holidays apply UPS Amazon etc you will be running your ass off so start doing exercise. Companies are having a difficult time keeping young employees lazy, and just plain stupid, on their own schedule show up late, constantly on the phone etc ... Recently a mfer male co worker ran deliberately into me and amazing how both his hands groped my boobs which it turned out was his M.O. he did it to others because if you hit back you will be the one fired because believe me he would be on the ground cowering in fear ...and I know me one good punch I would not stop ... I have two attorneys one out of Washington DC and New York. I had a broken leg in the past year and was hassled and spat at in a grocery parking lot. I fell over and when I got up he ran like a coward and I was chasing him and threw a can of food at him it nailed his back ...great aim .. That was at a Safeway not one manager or company representative did anything or follow up ... I hope the perp overdoses ...

Unfortunely even with laws especially with ageism it is against the law ... Already to prove that a company is deliberately discriminating is different some companies today have bonuses for people just to call back and show up to work. With the holidays apply UPS Amazon etc you will be running your ass off so start doing exercise. Companies are having a difficult time keeping young employees lazy, and just plain stupid, on their own schedule show up late, constantly on the phone etc ... Recently a mfer male co worker ran deliberately into me and amazing how both his hands groped my boobs which it turned out was his M.O. he did it to others because if you hit back you will be the one fired because believe me he would be on the ground cowering in fear ...and I know me one good punch I would not stop ... I have two attorneys one out of Washington DC and New York. I had a broken leg in the past year and was hassled and spat at in a grocery parking lot. I fell over and when I got up he ran like a coward and I was chasing him and threw a can of food at him it nailed his back ...great aim .. That was at a Safeway not one manager or company representative did anything or follow up ... I hope the perp overdoses ...

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Urshia Lamotte

It's unfortunate you had to face some so ugly but our age is used to count us out for many reasons while we actually have a wealth of experience to offer. I'm still trying to figure out job market alternatives since not working isn't an option for me.

It's unfortunate you had to face some so ugly but our age is used to count us out for many reasons while we actually have a wealth of experience to offer. I'm still trying to figure out job market alternatives since not working isn't an option for me.

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Jeremy and Sara Johnson

Your 57 years old. Your house should be paid for and your finances in order. You also had almost 40 years to find a company to stay at. Your 50/50 split idea sucks. The best person for the job. That's no different than affirmative action crap.

Your 57 years old. Your house should be paid for and your finances in order. You also had almost 40 years to find a company to stay at. Your 50/50 split idea sucks. The best person for the job. That's no different than affirmative action crap.

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Marie Smith

I understand how you feel because I am 61 and looking for a job. You are as young as you feel and I can do whatever is needed of me..We just have to keep looking because their is something out there for us

I understand how you feel because I am 61 and looking for a job. You are as young as you feel and I can do whatever is needed of me..We just have to keep looking because their is something out there for us

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Shagarrious Franklin

You know it dont have nothing to do with age because age is just a number some time it don't have nothing to do with experience or skills they were just looking for something different

You know it dont have nothing to do with age because age is just a number some time it don't have nothing to do with experience or skills they were just looking for something different

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