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When is someone actually going to do something about ageism in hiring and the workplace? AARP isn't shit

I worked at HQ in AARP. Dont give them your money. You wouldn't believe the opulence that upper management lives in. The offices are like palaces and they waste money on parties and travel like a major corporation. Jobs and ageism should be a major focus for them - instead they sell you insurance.

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Longpatrol · 31-35, M
Ageism is a pretty crap thing. My dad turned 60 and they just gave him a letter. He thretened to sue because a) they had just exteded his contract and b) he hadn’t infringed on any clause in that contract. After they backed down, he quit anyway, cuz unless you really have to, working for smarmy fucks like those after a stunt like that is gonna put you in a bad mood for whatever time is remaining. Happily they released him from it. So I guess they got what they wanted after all.
AMERICA1ST · 56-60, M
@Longpatrol GOod for him - he obviously has a special skill set. I havent been able to get jobs that I did 30 years ago. I remember one interview with Nielsen where the interview was about 30 and commented that I was "dressed up" because I wore a suit. It was an outside sales job. He was in jeans. AS we talked, we realized that I was doing sales for a Fortune 500 company when he was a school boy. I could tell that was being held against me.
Longpatrol · 31-35, M
@AMERICA1ST in an era all about cutting costs and trimming a budget, young and cheap will always win out with the number crunchers
AMERICA1ST · 56-60, M
@Longpatrol Even when I agree to take whatever they would pay anyone at any age for a job, I cant get it. Overqualified only matters if the candidate is asking for money to match qualifications. A candidate is obviously lacking options if he/she is willing to step down to a job - they are NOT going to be leaving the job quickly if hired, They have no where to go. Young people have options. Young people have babies and require insurance for families. They can actually cost a company MORE than someone like me who has no dependents, perfect health, and proven work ethic.

 
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