Nationwide age discrimination of pharmacists over 50.
I worked at CVS as a pharmacy technician. Both the pharmacist and lead technician would frequently berate me in front of customers and staff. This was not done to my younger coworkers.
It all depends on the management of each store & those above the manager. The older the manager the more common sense, level headedness and reasonableness they have. Generally, those qualities decrease commensurately as their age decreases (starting with age 50 & under). They do not know how to treat an older worker & sometimes will try things to get rid of them or not promote them. At present I have a very good manager (age 59). He hired me 13 years ago, & then I got shifted around to other stores & under different managerial experiences, finally to return to his store. Even he has had to put up over past years with those above him who were younger, rude, impractical, & unreasonable. I have somewhat concluded that maybe retail management is not that great. I believe it also reflects the times we are in now as a nation, too, & the way the government regulates businesses.
Workload requires managers to work far above 45 hours scheduled. Fired an older well-paid manager without hearing, six months after an ethics line phone call raised an issue that was apparently not a major issue for six months.
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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