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I list the definitions below after 28 years experience and 107 resumes sent since 2008:
"Over qualified" in actuality really means the following:
You are too old
You are closer to retirement
You are more expensive to insure
You were making to much money
You would probably leave soon as you found a better paying job Oh and you 23 can F.O.& D. ;)
I am a human resources professional. I have never seen worse employment advice! Is this writer a grown up with a mortgage? Can this writer live on minimum wage as a caregiver, or chasing tourist dollars in a foreign country as a tour guide -- a lot of locals compete at low wages for those jobs. I bet this writer has no one over 50 who is in our position. If his job security was tied to these review postings as a performance measure, he'd be GONE! Fire this fool and hire any one of the fine people who posted! That would be the first step in in the right direction. Fellow posters, if you cannot find a job and you have a skill to make something to sell, there is a site called ecrater.com that will let you do business for free...you will need a paypal account. I am doing a little bit of everything to make ends meet, as there are no real jobs here in the Metro Detroit area in my field, can't sell the house, basically trapped here! Best wishes to all of you - keep fighting and don't give up.
Isn't it amazing how many un-employed workers are in the 50-60 age range now. If a company wants to downsize, they release their older workers 1st. I feel this is a crime. There is no loyalty to the smarter, wiser workforce. So these smarter, wiser employees have the task of re-inventing themselves into different careers and become successful again.
This is America where we treat our older treasures with less respect. The company motto is Go out and do what you really want to do. Well excuse me but I was doing fine here. Do not lay off the talented staff. Keep them to teach your college grads how to file alphabetically. Unfortunately, these younger workers are not as talented and need to be trained to do everything. They can't spell without spellcheck. They can't add without a calculator. They can't do anything without an App.
Yes the workforce in America is terrific. Keep up the good work Greedy Corporations. They are people too according to Mitt Romney.
Well......10 months ago, I picked up the phone, called XY College in Phoenix. After 10 months I had my certificate, and well onto my career path. I'm just 64 too. Today I got to wipe two old ladies asses, one had used her hand and smeared crap all into her hair, washed it out, helped one old codger take a leak...although he pissed all over himself and me too. For $7.50 per hour it can't be beat. I surely hope my kids get the advantages I have. The pay barely puts food on the table. Hell, I need to lose weight anyway. I don't worry about bills, as I can't pay them. I signed for a loan amounting to $ 6500.00 plus interest. I guess my grandkids will have to eventually pay it off. It's only for 15 years payback at 33.5%. Ain't healthcare the greatest? Wonder how many asses I get to clean tomorrow?
This joker, writer of this article, Daniel Buckzspan should be a kindergarten fantasy novel writer. He'd be good at that. He's not in the real world anyway.
Assisted-Living facility professional?
Home Care Assistant?
Give me a break. We need ideas that are obtainable and don't require specialized schooling. Let's face it, when we get to this age range most employers will actually say we are too old for this. They will say it another way to keep it legal.
Ghost writer? There are so many freelance writers out there already that market has become satirated. Tour guides will be seasonal. Garment Making? Where did that one come from.
All I can say is WOW!
This are more to reality 11 best new carriers for people over 50 without a job!!!!!!!
1 Technical supervisor for hamburger flippers
2 Mature coordinator for ready to salt french fries
3 Senior supervisor for as.. wiping old people
4 Technical engineering for refusal dumping
5 Parking lot manager for collecting shopping carts at malls
6 Senior parks director for pigeon feeders
7 CEO for member attending bathrooms at Burger Join
8 Engineering supervisor for dishwashers at chinese restaurant
9 Director of lettuce cutting at taco place
10 Senior Chief and supervisor coordinator director for tomatoes crushing at pizza place
I saved number 11 for last my favorite new and current new carrier Viagra Supervisor Senior tester. GOOD LUCK GETTING a GOOD JOB AFTER 50 you going to need every bit of help and humor.
I am 68 and still cannot believe that this country is still having people who are making thousands of dollars are having a hard time deciding what to do about the retirement, Medicare,issues.
Who put you in the spots you are in. I voted ever since the day I was able, taught all my 4 children to vote faithfully. I'm trying to make it. My rent is half of my pension, including utilities, then in a cpl wks comes my SSN payment. Then of course other bills, high gas for my car and I can't ride a bike, or walk to a bus. Then my Medicare and AARP are taking a bunch of money and keeps going up, even though it is a good plan but you are talking about raising it, and it does keep going up, and up, and up. A little tiny raise is appreciated, of course. I've always been a Democrat, but I don't know who to trust anymore, who to believe for the first time in my life. All your talk is confusing between each other. Nothing seems clear and it seems very very scary. This is how my life is going, I thought my life would be a little more peaceful at my age. I never
ever had dreams like this. I use to love life and smile a lot. Eugenia Kamler
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