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wildcat76




Los Angeles, California
#1New Post! Jun 10, 2008 @ 03:54:37
(Sorry if this isn't quite the right forum section...)

I know that there is the Age Discrimination law but I get the feeling that if I were to look for a more satisfying position, Human Resources managers and hiring personnel will look at my age and think twice.

I used to think that anyone in their 40s was already set in their ways -- boy was I wrong! I feel like there are so many opportunities out there. Any thoughts?
On July 30, 2008
adrinachrome




Fukitall, Arizona
#2New Post! Jun 10, 2008 @ 03:55:39
I think,
where there's a will there's a way.
On September 10, 2014
unspokenwords
kissy face





, New York
#3New Post! Jun 10, 2008 @ 04:23:56
never, if you have the passion and drive.
On about 15 hours ago
treebee
Government Hooker

Moderator




London, United Kingdom
#4New Post! Jun 10, 2008 @ 07:31:23
I a lot of employers in the UK actually seek out older candidates because they usually had their families and they generally have common sense. A lot of job ads say "would suit retired person".

As to a change in career anyone of any age can take a university course and a lot of older people do a complete turnaround in their career path in middle age.
On September 13, 2014
sheepy

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Treasure Island, United Kingdo
#5New Post! Jun 10, 2008 @ 07:36:41
It's totally up to you.
Never mind what some donkeys in human resources say.
Having said that, many people when they reach say late 40's decide they want something more settled, and to just plod on till they can retire or work downsize to something less stressful - but that's not everyone.

Nope - it's totally up to you. TBH it will possibly keep us all more mentally alert in later life to keep up the challenges, so it must be good really.
On March 23, 2010
vekta




,
#6New Post! Jun 10, 2008 @ 07:40:58
One of the problems is they don't want a liability or extra cost if they're a business that gives health benefits. This is an exaggerated example but- some are worried that they'll higher an older person and they'll break a hip on the job or something and the business will be liable. My dad could wipe the floor resume wise with 80% if kid workers out there but they don't want to hire him because of age. It's hard to prove age discrimination.
On November 18, 2013
jokerinthepack




London, United Kingdom
#7New Post! Jun 11, 2008 @ 10:38:25
It probably depends on the job. But most jobs aren't age specific.
On June 26, 2009
murletter




Charlotte, North Carolina
#8New Post! Jul 10, 2008 @ 22:14:46
I have some information that may be interesting to you in terms of looking for an opportunity outside of what you are doing. Give me
a call at 704.904.8348 (Murletter Manor)
On July 10, 2008
momof2

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Craziest looney bin, Louisiana
#9New Post! Jul 10, 2008 @ 22:15:28
never!
On November 09, 2008
basha




Somewhere YOU wanna be!!, Unit
#10New Post! Jul 10, 2008 @ 22:41:28
Never!!

No regrets, thats what i say!!
On June 14, 2012
Lili
....................





Sunshine Land,
#11New Post! Jul 10, 2008 @ 22:49:17
My husband is 48, and is going to start going to school to become a dental hygienist. He was an aircraft mechanic before that.
On September 13, 2014
crazycalamari




,
#12New Post! Jul 11, 2008 @ 02:14:42
when you no longer expect to have the ability or energy to continue working at your new choice
On July 11, 2008
salinaa




Surrey, United Kingdom
#13New Post! Aug 22, 2008 @ 15:17:53
I dont think there is an age limit on these things it entirely depends on the person and at the end of the day you have to do what makes you happy
On May 11, 2010
Tussy




Roxas City, Philippines
#14New Post! Oct 07, 2008 @ 00:53:30
Forty is too young to retire, yet too old for another job, I heard. Yet, it is never too late for self enrichment. Afterall, age, like countless of worldly things, is relative, indeed.
On November 06, 2008
cherigrover




, United Kingdom
#15New Post! Oct 20, 2008 @ 13:11:42
It is never too late to start a new career. It depends on what you want to do, what you need to know to do it and how much you want it!!!!

Where there's a will there's a way

Employers should not be age-ist (although i'm sure if you're 60 they might opt for the younger person and make up an excuse!!!! )

Cheri
On July 14, 2009
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