When you randomly choose an age to cut off applicants, you just may be cutting off your own nose, or perhaps even a more useful body part! Ageism is EVERYWHERE!Read More ACCORDING TO HER, IF YOU’RE OVER 53, THERE’S THE PASTURE
There are few things my brain will do faster than whip up a clunky portmanteau, so much so that when I smash two words together to make one, my daughter actually says, “Oh, god, Mom, portmandon’t!” which is both funny and extremely meta of her. I thought I made up “midolescence,” but of course, many clever, […]Read More MIDOLESCENCE: MIDDLE AGE + ADOLESCENCE = DUH!
Diane’s knee has been hurting for years, but like so many of us, her plate was full of other peoples’ problems and more pressing issues that always took priority, so when she finally had the chance to talk to a doctor about it, she was distressed at how the exam went. After some poking and prodding, he informed […]Read More HE “DIAGNOSED” HER THE MINUTE HE LOOKED AT HER
“Dear Margaux: Thanks for getting in touch with me. I appreciate the feedback, and although I’m sorry to hear about the position you’re in, I’m confident that with your skills that if you keep “flinging your resume” you’ll eventually be found by a lucky and smart employer who sees beyond the meaningless date of your […]Read More FOLLOW UP: Response to MY Response! CNN Article on Old Unemployeds:
“Position Summary: [Major NJ] University is seeking applications for a Human Anatomy Cadaver Laboratory Technician in the Physician Assistant Program department.” I think I can get this, but only if this guy does the interviewing. “You look good!” I’m sure I’ll hear. err… I hope I’d hear. “Required Skills or Software: Excellent interpersonal, organizational […]Read More FINALLY! THE JOB WHERE AGE MIGHT NOT MATTER!