Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Fighting Age Discrimination

We all know age discrimination’s illegal, but like it or not, employers are going to try to figure out how old you are by the dates on your resume. Continue reading...


Ator said...

This age discrimination is rife. The other day I was talking to a lady who just blew me away with her comment about a friend of mine who is 82 years of age. I was so upset I even went to the trouble of writing a blog on the incident, which I have attached. http://protectallyourassets.blogspot.com/2007/01/you-are-too-to-work-at-82.html

I would like to here your comments as they relate to age discrimination from this point of view.



Susan Ireland said...

Kelvin, thank you for pointing us to your post about Robert Dunlop, an 82-year-old woodworker. He is a gift to society. Long my he work!

In my mind there is no such thing as "too old to work," especially when the work one is doing is out of love and passion. It gives a sense of purpose to the worker and often the result of the work becomes a means for handing down wisdom and passion to others.

My mother is 93 and she's an avid knitter. Knitting is her work, her love, her passion. She gives her knitted items away to those she loves (even the mailman got an afghan for Christmas!) and by doing so she gives a piece of herself. Is she too old to knit? Of course not! To say otherwise would be saying she's too old to express her love in this tangible way.

Bravo to Robert Dunlop, my mom, and all those who work with passion, no matter what their age!