Reply to post: Re: Don't forget us oldsters!

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Re: Don't forget us oldsters!

I am firmly in favour of hiring older people for certain roles.

At a previous company, they basically needed an IT caretaker more than a manager - the systems wouldn't change for another five years, and all the day to day stuff was minor.

So finding an older person who was happy to keep everything ticking along without any particular ambitions other than keep their kids fed was a great relief. They had enough skills to handle anything, and just wanted a quieter post to eventually retire from.

Sure, I could have hired someone young and full of fire, but they'd be bored to death in a week and want to move on.

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