Non-executive employees who hit 50 are immediately discriminated against, subtly sometimes, blatantly others. In any event, the company is a very unfriendly environment for non-execs over 50, over 40 even. Execs, however, are exempt from this because they are, as they tell us frequently, "too valuable to replace."
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After reading the comments by those who express their perspective of age related discriminating practices by more than a few employers, I felt very concerned for older workers that need/desire employment. I wonder if these employers understand that it is not just the revenue from young adults that keep them in business. I wonder how they would survive if the older generation would stop supporting their businesses. I also wonder if these employers understand the principle of sowing and reaping? I am grateful to your agency for providing the results of your survey and your commitment to provide older workers with reliable job leads.
-- Marie Moore, AARP