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They said YOU were too old! ...but what do they know? This topic explores stories and advice for older workers struggling to get hired.
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Melvin Long
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12 days ago

Why is it that all these places are hiring but as soon as they see how old I am I get put on the back burner and they'll get back to me?

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Kevin Lee
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14 days ago

Is this a true name offer.

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Dor VLANIC
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14 days ago

I don’t care how you slice and dice at. There is such thing as age discrimination, and I’m feeling it heavier and heavier everything from harassment on the job to younger employers who are hiring looking at you like you were their parent what is that?

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Karen Levandoski
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16 days ago

I loved working in the trauma unit. It is hard physical and emotional work and I was too old to continue so I moved on. I miss every moment!

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Nichie Mar
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18 days ago

I am in desperate need of a work from home or local oppurtunity. I am currently working day labor and my body is just too old for this lol . Hard working mom !

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Deborah King
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about 1 month ago

Not hard if u are young. I’m 70 and having a hard time finding another job

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Carlo Velatini
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about 1 month ago

Too may of us are being neglected by companies and recruiters because of senior age status. They are so myopically focused on youth instead of work experienced knowledge and success. Work age discrimination is against federal laws. They know not to ask for birthday dates. They deviously deduce applicant age with H.S.and/or higher education graduation dates. All of us who are senior applicants for a job ask only for a chance to be considered…We will analyze the offer and determine if we can do the job well. If we can, we will convince you. If we can’t, we will tell you: Our life is to short for taking on a job where we can’t excel! # #ageism #interview #advice #jobsearch #wordsofadvice

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Bonnie Caster
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about 1 month ago

Very hard for a nurse after the age of 65. I have been sending applications out with no reply or rejection from the employer. #jobsearch #ageism

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Ebony Fulton
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It depends on the type of nursing job you are seeking. Hospitals are easier in my opinion. However staying persistent is key.

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Sonja Wehrli
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EXACTLY!!!!!!! I am 56. I am getting the same thing. It is very very frustrating. Today I decided I was going to just keep emailing the jobs that had interviewed me and said no, or sent me a Dear John E-mail, and remind them of my value with years of experience. YES, you CAN teach an older dog new tricks!!!!! We just have to be persistent. I have been patient for almost 6 weeks now and decided today to take matters into my own hands and start cranking out the emails. It is not very nice or professional of companies to just leave you in the dark of whether they have considered you or not. Some companies just generally take longer to get back to you, and others don't bother at all. Funny how they don't appreciate being ghosted, yet they do it to prospective employees. I am way more than just words on a page, or an assessment test online, so giving me a chance by at least giving me the time of day, would be very much appreciated!!!!!! I will bet I can safely say you feel the same Bonnie!!!!! I came from a Director of Nursing Role, and can say from experience, that I had more problems with my younger staff, then I ever did with the older staff members. We just grew up with totally different mind sets and values.

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Bob Newsome
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about 1 month ago

I am now "retired" over four years now with too much time on my hands nearing 70 years of age. I had a great career programming Web apps, office automation, and database management. I am only retired due to two nimrods from Jersey lowballed the contract and decided to hire someone at half my wage who really screwed up my projects. I am curious if there Is any possibility at my age to find part time employment using my experience and capabilities. As we live in a rural location I want a work at home situation.

#jobsearch #advice #ageism

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