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Old 05-07-2008, 05:45 AM
 
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Anyone have an thoughts on finding a job in Smyrna? I've been looking for FT, or PT, and nothing seems to be around. By the way, I am 64. Perhaps that's the issue? Any thoughts anyone?
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:02 AM
 
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Retirement Jobs - Jobs for People Over 50
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Im not sure if your in the Smyrna in Ga or not, but some of the rental car companies hire older workers as drivers. You would shuttle cars from various areas of the airport. Such as to a car wash or to the airport garages where the cars are rented. Also there are days when you would shuttle some of the rental cars to suburban rental car locations. You would only drive, you don't clean the cars. Alot of retired people turn to jobs like this because quite frankly there is not much out there even if your only 45 anymore. If your interested try, Dollar, Avis Budget. If your in Smyrna Ga, that might be to far from the Atlanta airport, Im guessing Smyrna is in Cobb County. I know at the Portland airport there are people in their 70's and even 80's doing this job.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: out in Midland County, Texas
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stormcloud, I feel your pain.

Do you have a particular field you want to be in, or are you willing to do just about any job?

Is there age discrimination? From my experience, yes. I'm in education. I have been told to my face, evidently by people with absolutely no fear of lawsuits, that I'm "too old" to teach and that they "don't like to hire old teachers, because they have so many bad habits." I'd be ROFLMBO if it weren't so upsetting from a financial outlook. I mean, LOOK at the headlines, far too many young female teachers basically molesting children, and crazies duct-taping children to desks and so forth. Young hardly means better! But the choosing ought to be on WHO can likely do the BEST JOB, not on age. I'm in my 40's by the way. That's "old" in some careers.

I'm retiring from teaching and looking to work as a prep cook now. Yep. Life hands you a lemon, make lemon curd, eh? Consider trying to get on as a prep cook, either at a restaurant or a nursing home. They are hurting for workers in some areas. Low pay, of course, hard job. But steady. Lucky for me, the teens don't want these jobs anymore. But every town needs cooks, and the turnover in that field is astronomical. I think it drives them to drink or something. As a teetotaler, that won't be a problem for me.

Good luck to you. Some other jobs to consider trying to get:
Tutoring
Classroom aide (they don't care if you're "old" for this one, ha)
Greenhouse worker (seasonal, unfortunately)
Sitter (this one is good if you like to help people. There are some jobs where you basically just sit w/the person, help a bit in the house, and run errands, no personal care)
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Old 05-11-2008, 02:18 PM
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Location: Eureka CA
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You may be surprised at how your opportunities improve after you're 65 and can tell the employer," I don't need health benefits". I know out here it's a big issue. Good luck!
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