“You are really old for your job”
That’s what I was told yesterday by someone who then said “have you thought of getting someone younger in that role and you doing another role”?
It went on. And on. When I pointed out that considering age as a fulcrum of decision-making was something I never do- there was a hasty retreat in the conversation (to be generous, ‘clarification’) it changed to “I didn’t mean that. I mean.have you thought really hard about whether you want to do this, etc, etc. “ sigh.
Ok. Why rehash here? Because I know we almost all of us face “isms” in the workplace. Some much worse than others. It doesn’t feel great. It might even be a blocker to certain paths. But in the big scheme of things - It doesn’t need to change you or what you are capable of, or limit what you can achieve - - it’s just noisy headwinds. Sail around it. Sail through it. Sail over it. But don’t let it take the wind out of your sails!! You rock. And they can’t stop you!
There will always be naysayers, daggerthrowers, and doubters in your life.
Fine. Actually, good. Take it as fuel. Prove them wrong. Represent. Walk tall and kick butt!
Jobcasers 1) care about others 2) drive their own work life success and 3) believe workers have as much value as shareholders. I am gonna keep driving that work life success whether people think I’m too old or not. Won’t slow me 5 seconds. It might speed me up.
How about you?? Are you gonna drive right over the “ism” you are facing? I hope so! I know you can . And as a fellow Jobcaser I support you and will strive to have your back! #ageism. #drive #power #StrongerTogether
Love this saying below. My dad taught me it when I was young. I 100% agree with the power of attitude and positive thinking. I also recognize how much discipline it takes to actually live it. Here's a friendly reminder to try and stay positive today, surround yourself with positive people and thoughts, and enjoy how this perspective starts to manifest better things happening around you! #attitude #positive #power
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