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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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Denise Creagh
4 days ago

My job experiences.

Right now I am pretty pissed. Kroger has signs up in the lobby about the fact that they're hiring, but, when I apply, I AM discriminated against. How? Not by Ethnicity/ Color, but by LOOKS. I am NOT tattooed; a pot smoker; an alcoholic; I am not retarded mentally, and I am not ghetto. I am an attractive, older, black woman and I have experience in the warehouse and secretarial skills, as well as stock and cashiering skills. I have Vendor Receiver experience and I'm being told that they "don't need anyone right now," which is a LIE. Just because I don't have kids, and because I don't have a Probation Officer to report to, Kroger won't hire me? I am sick of this, and I WILL dig deeper into this even though it's the first time I've ever had problems with getting a job based on how I look. #jobsearch #wordofadvice #ageism #Bidendoesn'tmeanbetter.

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Lance Kuznitz
about 1 month ago

I'm 56 years old. I was a chef for 32 years. Now I'm being told I'm over qualified. I live in Texas, and I'm getting offers from other states. I'm not moving for a job. How can someone be over qualified? #ageism

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Thomas Bandford

Lol ! This is so laughable. I fix all my problems but doing my own businesses. No need for a boss, control over my life, make as much as I chose. What’s the problem?

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Maggie Castlen

I know where I would tell them NOT to go.

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Ashley Wilson posted an article
Jun 3, 2020

Tackle age discrimination while job searching

Ashley Wilson
Community Specialist
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Charles Kersten
3 months ago

Do not work for him

When asked for my wages due he insulted me. Lol. Very mature. Classy. #ageism

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Janice Reed
Community Specialist
5 months ago

Worried about ageism affecting your job search?

Ageism is a problem that has only gotten worse as jobs have become more difficult to find. The good news is that there's plenty of help for people like you right here on Jobcase.

Check out our topic #Ageism to see more stories from people who are going through the same issues and post there to get support.

You can also check out some of the articles we've written about:

...and more!

#jobsearch #application

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scott McMichael

Yes.

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Louis Gioconda

Yes

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Neal Rogers
over 6 months ago

ageism

My boss has said things about my age over the last year but I never wrote them down. I probably should have because it would be his word against mine if I ever decided to go to HR. I am 64

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Denise Rafe
3 months ago

I have worked for the same company for almost 18 years. I recently quit due to a lack of respect for the management team I have worked with for the past 8 years. Their integrity, honesty, and lack of care for putting in correct information into a program to be outsourced.

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Gregory F Haddad

I have found that companies I have recently met with have all reached out to me based on my resume .The experience I possess and the targets I have hit make me a formidable hire. Phone interviews go well then the Zoom call . The absolute most overrated advancement we have made in the 21st Century . Why say this because I have experienced ageism the moment that call starts. I'm a youthful fit 60 yr old who plans to work until they carry me out with the toe tag attached. I can communicate with younger peers on their level and actually have a smartphone that doesn't come from AARP. Having said that my gray hair is a dead ringer for a guy who reminds the younger hiring manager who never sold a piece of bubble gum let alone the fact that he or she has been given the task of hiring the person to turn the fortunes of their organization around and if it's not a cookie cutter fit they are trying to figure out how their going to get the time off to go celebrate at Coachella this year . These are the same people who talk and defend diversity in the workplace for all groups but fail to realize the population of the U.S. continues to get older and the growth of newborns continues to go down . So when we talk about the future let's fast forward to the 24 yr old hiring manager who one day will be a very well versed , effective producer at the age of 60 not looking to retire because the life expectancy is now 90 years old for the average American and Social Security can't be taken until the age of 78 or 80. Hypothetical perhaps . . . but appropriate for this conversation .At least callback and say what I lacked if that's the case ,but if your standard letters that you send out to people are supposed to be a coverup for your veiled attempt of skirting the issue of hiring an older employee because you don't think they'll blend with your Friday beer pong tournament then shame on you . Let someone with more experience fight for getting the right person in the right seat for the betterment of the company!

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John knotts

here here ya old geezer

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Rene Diaz
11 days ago

Ageism may be part of problem

I started applying since my termination in 2020. I’ve applied for nearly 55 opportunities and was only in 3 interviews without a chance or a response to the reasoning from the companies. This was attempted within 4 different companies.

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