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Old 02-13-2010, 10:09 PM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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Facebook is blocked at my job so those your 22 years olds you work with ar lucky-lol
Yes, they're so lucky to be able to sit around and not do any actual work and have it heaped on to others. I really wish my employer would block that asinine site.
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:42 AM
 
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At 31 I'm the oldest team member (other than management), but I look younger so maybe that helped.

Where are you all working? I hate working with a bunch of 22-year olds who do nothing but sit on Facebook and try to skip out early to go to the bar!
The question is, are they getting their work done? As long as you aren't being assigned extra workloads to cover for them, then frankly it's none of your business and you should worry more about your job than what your coworkers are doing.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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I think, for certain lower paying positions, it is easier for a women over 50 to get hired than it is for a man over 50. For example, I am almost 50 and was recently offered a full-time bank teller job. You see many older women working in these types of positions. But, you don't see many older men, do you?

Same goes for cashier and food server positions, etc. You wouldn't bat an eye if a 55 year old woman took your breakfast order at McDonalds or Denny's. But you would probably notice it if a 55 year old man did (unless he was the manager).

On the flip side of that, in top-level positions, is it harder for a woman over 50 to get hired into an executive position than an over 50 man, experience being equal? Hopefully not, but I wonder if gender doesn't play a role, even if it's not apparent, in the hiring of older job seekers.
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in TN
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My boss (age 31) hired a 52-year-old lady in the last 12 months. Or maybe she was 54. Who knows. Who cares? She's great. The requirement was that she needed to be able to do the work. Hardly anybody who submits resumes/gets interviewed can pass the test. She also hired a 49-year-old a little over a year ago. Unfortunately, that lady had to have been dishonest about her work experience and that colored my boss' opinion of her performance on the test (she was borderline). That didn't work out. It was a bad situation. But apparently it was one of only two new hires that didn't work out for performance reasons in the past 8 years or so. I have to hand it to my boss--she can pick 'em! And part of that is that she could not care any less than she does about the age of workers. In fact, I think she probably prefers them a little older--that way there are no maternity leave issues, which have been disruptive in recent years. Obviously she would never say that but it's just a feeling I get...
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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Facebook is blocked at my job so those your 22 years olds you work with ar lucky-lol
Blocking facebook and you tube doesn't work because they'll still surf the internet their whole shift and they absolutely cannot put down their cell phones for even a minute.

22 years olds have a distinct disadvantage because they lack self-control. They grew up all wrong.
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:24 AM
 
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In fact do some interviews. The 55 year old will more likely come in dressed appropriately and pay attention the whole interview. The 22 year old will come in with tattoos and piercings, and of course the top of their thong or boxers showing. 2 minutes into the interview their cell phone either rings or vibrates on them and they completely cannot think until they see who just texted them.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:24 AM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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The question is, are they getting their work done? As long as you aren't being assigned extra workloads to cover for them, then frankly it's none of your business and you should worry more about your job than what your coworkers are doing.
No, they are not getting their work done, that's why it's "my business" because their work becomes mine.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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No, they are not getting their work done, that's why it's "my business" because their work becomes mine.
If that's the case, then I would bring it up with your supervisor. I would not do so the way you ahve done so on here, don't blame Internet usage, but simply say that it seems that there have been distractions that have prevented some coworkers from completing their work in a timely manner and you are concerned as you are fallling behind with your work trying to keep everything caught up.
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:32 PM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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If that's the case, then I would bring it up with your supervisor. I would not do so the way you ahve done so on here, don't blame Internet usage, but simply say that it seems that there have been distractions that have prevented some coworkers from completing their work in a timely manner and you are concerned as you are fallling behind with your work trying to keep everything caught up.
That's a good way to say it...I would really, really hate to be "the snitch" type and I've contemplated this over and over, but it's gotten to the point where my work has become overloaded and I'm actually staying past the clock to get caught up.

Problem is...my boss is one of these people (not facebook, but 'other' sites). I also catch him sleeping a lot.

I guess I go the next step up????
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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That's a good way to say it...I would really, really hate to be "the snitch" type and I've contemplated this over and over, but it's gotten to the point where my work has become overloaded and I'm actually staying past the clock to get caught up.

Problem is...my boss is one of these people (not facebook, but 'other' sites). I also catch him sleeping a lot.

I guess I go the next step up????
No, go to your boss first. After you meet in person, send an email recapping the discussion.

Give it a couple of weeks. If it doesn't improve, then go to his boss, and bring the email with you.
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