Hello all and how is your day?
Well, to start with this is not a "rant" as much as it is a statement of fact that this country is going to hell in a hand-basket!
When the educated, hard working/learned the business inside and out/older worker is no longer valued and instead a snot nosed 18-30 year old - "I's graduated from High school" is preferred, I wonder what work is actually being accomplished?
I went in for an interview the other day and they were throwing a beach ball around the office. No one was dressed for office work, instead they wore shorts and Hawaiian shirts. That would be fine if it was say "Luau" day or something special but no, this was everyday attire. They were all very rude and spoke on the phone to clients the same way!
The person interviewing me was about 30 and shook my hand upon meeting me but during the 5 minute interview for the accounting position he did not ask me any job related questions. He looked at the resume' that the head office had sent him and said, "Well, you are definitely qualified but why would someone in her early 40s? want to work here?" I answered that I'm very active, a runner and love the beach plus I'm a very good accountant. I didn't get the job. Instead a friend of mine's 20 year old, BLOND,10th grade drop out was given the position. (By the way, I'm 53 and look damn good for my age)
My questions to ya'all is why are over 50 people not getting hired? Why are companies getting away with getting ride of all over 50 employees? And please don't give me 'Obamacare as an excuse because that's just an excuse to screw us.