Prompt 9 My feelings on Ageism
I don’t want to do this prompt, I find confronting ageism scary. Seriously taken me out of my comfort zone, leave now.
The aged aren’t always too concerned with the way they act, look, what you think about them, when acting very inappropriately out in public. I see they cause more trouble or the same amount when liquored up as the young ones, so no change there.
I know the value of skills, knowledge, of our ageing workforce, the good and the bad. The bad I hear, the inflexibility, the slowness to take up new technology, set in their ways. Pffttt! You have so many opportunities to learn from each other.
Discriminate against the aged, we all lose. We are talking about a workforce over 55, 55 for flipping sake is not old. We now, are required to work all the year’s god has given us so as not to be a burden to the rest of functioning society. I fail to see how that’s going to work when the majority of those over the line can’t get a job.
Where has the patience, respect for all of your community gone? To support people working longer don’t we need a larger population, which I know comes with it’s own issues, but seriously. More people, more stuff needed, creates more jobs. I welcome culture and diversity because without it we are seriously screwed. Think about it, if we were all the same there is no opportunity to grow and develop as a nation. No I don’t have the answers but I am sure someone does, someone without another agenda would be refreshing.
I am fortunate in my work-fractured world; I have respect, the opportunity to mentor a younger generation. We are actively planning and seeking younger colleagues, that we can support and mentor to take our places. Not selfish, willing to share our knowledge, seek new ideas and input. Some will work some won’t, but one thing I am sure about is that we will grow together.
Always leave a place better than when you found it and always replace your self. Otherwise you can’t take a break or go on holiday.
Yes I do fear that if and when my employer goes belly up that I won’t get another job, I fear every day as I am sure a number of us do, can’t dwell on that shite, there’s enough other stuff to worry about.
I will continue to be successful till my mind and my body tells me no more, or till I am shuffled/pushed into retirement. Quite looking forward to retirement, I could then dedicate my time to
- A new hobby
We aren’t all working for the pleasure of it. I’d rather not be working, but, it’s so we can pay the bills and put food on the table and in general survive whatever our age is.
I also want to learn a new trade.
So much to look forward to, ageism, I spit in your face!
Next week, a fruit you dislike and why