January 22nd, 2009

fairy thorn

In praise of older workers

Via matociquala who had actually linked to this post, I spotted this in the comments:

Here's the thing about lawsuits: if it hadn't been for the dozens of age-discrimination lawsuits filed by flight attendants against the airlines that insisted they retire at 30 or 35, the flight attendants on the plane that ditched in the Hudson River wouldn't have been women with decades of experience.

That is such a good point and something businesses should think about very seriously.

I mean who got us into this credit crunch mess in the first place? I'm pretty sure it wasn't women in their 40s and 50s, rather it was young men oozing testosterone.
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