Are You Hating on Your Older Co-Worker?
Data shows 1 in 5 individuals have been turned down for a job because of their age.
Let’s be nice to our elders.
One in five of these individuals have been turned down for a job while one in 10 have been passed up for a promotion, laid off or denied access to career development because of their age, according to the report.
The discrimination also occurs among co-workers who may or may not intentionally say things or behave differently around older co-workers.
So, if you think it is ok to distinguish the oldest boomers from the younger bunch in the office, think again because they are not going anywhere.
Those born around 1946 have delayed retirement for various reasons that include hardship and simply wanting to keep on working.
Today, the average retirement age is 71 compared to 66 in 2008.
What age do you plan on retiring?
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