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Old 01-16-2018, 04:39 PM
 
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This is one of those questions where most say, no problem!!!! I would hire a 60+ year old, then when the rubber meets the road and their rear end is on the line, they won't do it.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:13 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Hi, I am a 61 year old female, just lost my job, so very hard to find another one. I have put in so many applications, I think I have applied with every company in the city. Years of work experience, still strong minded, good health, and just want to want. Do not want to sit at home, when I am able to work, I think if you are able to work, want to work, and need to work you should not be shut out because of your age. Shame on the companies that age discriminate, cause one day they to will grown old, and you never know they to might need someone to give them a chance to work. Older worker are your best worker, because they are so graceful and loyal just to have a job.
Just like the young people that don't think about contributing to a retirement fund of some sort, being 60 is far from many people's minds at least until in the 40s. The biggest motivation to avoid age discrimination is potential lawsuits, and it's very hard to prove in court. Unless the employer is stupid enough to put in writing or email "we decided to go with someone younger" there is no way to prove that the hiring manager
didn't choose the younger person because he/she was better qualified in their mind after the interviews.

My suggestion to you is to look for a job in city, county or state government, or a municipal utility, airport, school district or housing authority. Governments tend to value experience more than youth, and are much more careful to avoid discrimination suits since any settlement comes from their taxpayers. I don't know what your experience is, but these employers have a huge variety of jobs. Where I work there are 1,900 employees, and over 400 different job titles. Look for a site like this one in our area that has only public agency jobs.

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Old 01-17-2018, 08:31 PM
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It's against federal law to discriminate based on age.
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Old 01-20-2018, 01:53 PM
 
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It's against federal law to discriminate based on age.
Companies don't care, they do it anyway. They feel like they are above the law and act accordingly.
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Old 01-20-2018, 02:57 PM
 
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A 60 plus year old is going to have decades of industry experience so why not? But then again.. Im not greedy and don't need $MILLIONS to live a happy life. Other idiots need tens of millions of dollars (and continuous more) to go through life

Even if I had millions of dollars, I would only live in a middle class neighborhood with enough space for all I need. I don't need 8000 sq. Feet. What for? I only have a wife and a shih-tzu. I don't need a yacht. A boat would suffice. I don't need a big back yard. A grill doesn't need all that space

I would rather have a company full of happy employees

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