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Old 02-01-2014, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Vegas
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Fifty - The Huffington Post by ann.brenoff@huffingtonpost.com (Ann Brenoff)
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A study in the U.K. says that hiring older workers might actually be good for your company.

They not only serve as mentors to younger staff, but they also don't call in sick as much when they are hungover and have a great track record for showing up for work on time. They also are just as technologically savvy as their younger counterparts, the study found
Another good piece @ Hiring Older Workers Is Good For The Office, Study Shows
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:38 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We already have an average employee age of 49 (2,000 employees) and I have hired people from 48 to 54 in the last 3 1/2 years. I have found the same as the article, however, I also have younger people that are not calling in sick due to being hungover and are on time regularly. Hiring older workers is good, but hiring younger workers is good too. We are actually a little worried about what will happen if the average employee reaches 65 and a lot of people retire at once.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:45 AM
 
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Most of the young guys we have working tend to call in sick on Mondays. They are also habitually late and tend to brush it off as a no big deal. They are also apt to take more breaks, get caught on their smart phones yakking with their buddies wasting time
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Most of the young guys we have working tend to call in sick on Mondays. They are also habitually late and tend to brush it off as a no big deal. They are also apt to take more breaks, get caught on their smart phones yakking with their buddies wasting time
It's not their fault though. They were brought up like this both at home and at school.
The challenge is to change their outlook and promote a work ethic.
And if that fails to happen then send them on their way and find new replacements.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I noticed that American Apparel took this advice recently

62-year-old lingerie model shows sexy has no age limit - SF Unzipped
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:17 PM
 
Location: southern california
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younger workers are faster and cheaper.
signed an old guy
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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younger workers are faster and cheaper.
Signed an old guy
lol
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:57 PM
 
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They also are just as technologically savvy as their younger counterparts, the study found
If this is true, the youngsters are doomed.
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