Now I understand why employers shy away from hiring older workers. You see it has taken me three days to recover from almost a month of birthday festivities. My husband threw me not one, but two surprise parties within one week of each other. I suppose if I were turning 20, I would have rebounded after one day. But then again, when I was 20 I didn’t have any family responsibilities. As if the parties were not enough, he threw in a private tango lesson to really throw me off balance. I never knew having a birthday could be so exhausting!
Funny. I don’t feel any older yet I’m told by my friends in the corporate world that if I worked in their organizations, I would have to take a loan against my 401(k) to ensure that I retained my youthful looks. Boomers are fleeing organizations in droves because they no longer feel they fit in. Does it have to be this way? I don’t think so. Yet these are the same companies that are complaining about how difficult it is to hire and retain talent.
Perhaps they should reconsider exactly who they are courting. Looks fade, but experience is the heart of the matter. I raise my glass to you. Here is to experience and living an authentic life!