My immediate supervisor was and is friendly but the Spanish speakers, and the others there gave me the impression of a cut throat competitive business group I worked for the US gov. in the 80's and received several awards so know what good was..and the US govt has absolutely no business expecting anything but a good job..I left my fingerprint on a survey..did a guass go to and away from at a fancy yellow house painting and know that the do-nothings in jobs need to go elsewhere, not be the managers when there are good people who could..and at the Census there were 2.. and what happens to a government or a society when the laundered up get in? I have had poorly written notices from mid-America as well...I am all for transition..those who decide not to look busy all the time, but who really do help whatever school, organization or business they are in...
I retired from this place.
I've been looking for a job for the last six months and the VA just hired me. I am 62 years old.
Veterans Affairs prefers to hire Veterans. However as a lifelong civilian who is over 60 years old, they accepted my credentials for the project manager position. The resistance comes from the younger employees who prejudge my abilities based on age. They become believers when I display my skills and abilities. I've been looking for a job for the last six months and the VA just hired me. I am 62 years old.
Denotes a Certified Age Friendly Employer
Please click here to send us feedback.
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