Young People Bitter About Older Workers in the Workplace

by Savitha C Muppala on  April 19, 2011 at 11:22 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Young people are getting bitter about older workers in the workplace, a recent report has pointed out.
 Young People Bitter About Older Workers in the Workplace
Young People Bitter About Older Workers in the Workplace

Care provider Anchor conducted a study of 2,000 adults which revealed that two out of five people in the 18 to 24 age group felt 62 year olds are 'old' indeed and there are not too many jobs for them.

Many of them were of the opinion that older workers were less productive and slow in their work and therefore should draw a lesser salary.

Jane Ashcroft, chief executive of Anchor, said: "Casual ageism has no place in society and the negative perceptions bear no reality to the lives of the over-60s, who are active, energetic and contribute hugely to many of the most successful businesses and organizations in the country. The dismissive attitudes towards the over-sixties are a sad indictment of attitudes in this country."

Source: Medindia

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Younger workers are inexperienced and lack the ability to think on their feet since there is no stored data in their brains to swiftly determine outcomes. Older does not MEAN slow and inept. In most cases OLDER means excited about every day, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound due to he vast exposure and level of experience as well as the ability to determine "Best Practice" without several wasteful meetings. I have hired the "younger worker" who is lazy and feels the world owes them something because they were born. Just as this article indicates........The world owes them a job and the older worker needs to take a hike so they can have their job. What a sorry bunch of whiners............. Invent something, start a web company, buy a franchise.........get a a life and not my life.
ThirtySomething Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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