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Old 06-13-2019, 05:51 PM
 
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As a 60 year old flight instructor, I can assure you that age discrimination works the other way sometimes. It's one of the fields where the old, gray-haired guy is often sought after.


One time in our flight school, a lady brought her son in to start flying lessons. She looked at all of the (mostly) young instructors and pointed at me, saying: "I want you to teach my son how to grow old doing this."
I was reading about how pilots cant get jobs after their training, so they become flight instructors until they get the required number of hours and then get jobs with the airlines. That's why there are so many young flight instructors

 
Old 06-13-2019, 07:52 PM
 
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I think the whole thing over paying younger workers less is a red herring. Most major places X job pays in X range, regardless of age. Y job pays in Y range. If you are a hiring manager hiring for X job, then why would age even enter into it? The pay budget is set.

The only reason to bring up pay vs age is to try to cover for other non business reasons for preferring younger workers over older ones.
 
Old 06-14-2019, 01:02 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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The other day my husband was complaining about how many hours he had worked in our business this week and said we should just go work for someone else again. I said, remember, no one will hire us, we tried that when we were in our 40's. We're 61 now.
I was in that situation, when my business of 16 years went under in the recession in 2008-09. I was able to find a good job at age 57, since then promoted twice. Even as an exempt manager I still only have to work 40 hours, far less than when I had the business, plus the paid vacation, medical and other benefits that I didn't have before.
 
Old 06-14-2019, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I was in that situation, when my business of 16 years went under in the recession in 2008-09. I was able to find a good job at age 57, since then promoted twice. Even as an exempt manager I still only have to work 40 hours, far less than when I had the business, plus the paid vacation, medical and other benefits that I didn't have before.
I'll point out that your example is from ten years ago, when I saw no problems with finding either long term clients or short term employers and heard no particular complaints about the situation.

Things have changed in the last few years. That's the whole point here.
 
Old 06-14-2019, 09:41 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I'll point out that your example is from ten years ago, when I saw no problems with finding either long term clients or short term employers and heard no particular complaints about the situation.

Things have changed in the last few years. That's the whole point here.
But that was when there were many layoffs, in fact there were over 30 laid off a week after I started, very few companies were hiring. In the last year we have hired several people in their late 50s and even early 60s in upper management.
 
Old 06-15-2019, 11:11 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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I'm tired of cleaning up this thread. Since some members can't seem to resist bashing, the thread is now closed. You were forewarned. To those of you who play by the forum rules, thank you and I'm sorry I've had to close this one.
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