How old is too old to work? .55... 65 ... 75 ... older? When does one become a senior employee?
How many seniors have lost benefits since the recession began in 2008 and have to seek jobs in a market in which their skills are outdated?
People live longer today and often work past retirement either part time or full time depending on their needs and income. Once the soul and body are burned out, and the stress level too high, it's time to retire as most seniors really want to enjoy their retirement years.
For seniors who have to work, the recession has changed the way people are hiring today. Only the most skilled of seniors finds a worthwhile job with adequate pay.
I read people from all ages and backgrounds who are unemployed for many different reasons. When it comes to seniors, employers often feel the employee will quit as soon as they can retire with Social Security and benefits from former jobs.
Seniors also tend to have more medical problems and often work slower. Many are not familiar with current technologies or the way things work today.
Then there's this ... would you rather hire a senior or a hot looking younger person who will not complain about the economy but do their job and and will probably take less money as they build experience.
If you're a senior looking for a job - remember that employers tend to exploit employees these days due to their cut-backs and demands on them, so do be careful. As a senior, I see myself working until the program closes. I knew that when I first learned about Palmistry and saw the length of my Career/Fate line. It's the one that goes straight up from your wrist to your Saturn (middle) finger.
The bottom line is people tend to judge and discriminate about most things. It is part of who we are, especially for those who have emotional problems and need the drama.
Some culture honor seniors who were the family caretakers and now can enjoy their senior years, while others societies have issues dealing with aging parents and even the self as it gets older.
You are your generation, culture, and most of all programing for experience in the physical.
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