As I network heavily, a common topic of conversation that comes up is how “older” workers feel that they are being discriminated against in this market due to their age. I will not argue this point, but there are three points I would like to bring light to:
Here is a great example from my experience. I worked in a software development company where we had a couple 50+ year young developers who handled projects and code like masters. In a way, their maturity gave them the superior ability to handle the inherent stress of the industry and VIP clients. They were fun too, because the stories from their days at IBM, Digital, Arthur Andersen, etc. were great lunch conversations. They became the highest valued employees in the company, and if there was a hot new technology coming up somewhere, they were the first ones to know about it.
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