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Work and age related topic.

Do you see in your workplace a definite preference for
younger workers getting advancement because management
sees this their duty to promote this way?

A while back I posted about a management opportunity and
'Office politics'. Seems predictions and awareness about this
is pretty much as I expected.

So, head guy calls me to discuss my 'letter' , among other
things I already help with in a management type capacity.
I don't mind my 'initiative ' in giving the info needed helping
with specific ordering. Sometimes feels like negotiating with
gangsters, but I enjoy it anyway. Point is, I'm not nagging
about not being selected ecause of age and experience over
youthfullness they feel is important for 'what is good for
The company'.
He sits and looks me in the face says "department manager ".
That's it, wanting my reaction. I say "you know what I am
all about " , and further explain my use to him and corp.
Blah, etc.
Age , or nothing else came up. I know who he will choose
for the dept I am interested in because I know what THAT
person applying for the same interest wants. He says 'that is
for the future ' . I say I ain't going nowhere and expect to
work 10 moe years. For them that's a long term commitment.
I know they want my skills. I've been already applauded and
Recommended for it. Have more years in the department than
the younger person wanting it . We both make same pay.
Who's he going to choose when the. 'Future' position comes up?
Age/skill experience vs. youth/willingness to learn exuberance?
 

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To let three or four 20 somethings in for each of us higher wagers was part of my employers choice to offer those of us with higher salaries sweet highly lucrative buyout packages if we were over 40 with more than 20 years with the company 15 years ago and it has been a common trend since.

When they offered me my buyout and full pension I took it and never looked back for two years and then the only time I looked back at my former employer was when the stock looked good enough to add to my investments again as the younger guys that filled my slot helped the company move into its next phases and they now work for my investment account.
 

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Shrek,
I essentially went through all they you mention , working
25 years and a buyout. That's all good . Since then I came
back to another workplace. I want to . I enjoy it and need
the pay just as the younger need for their 'needs', though
'Needs ' of those younger and my needs might be different,
That's another story.
And like I said, I don't make any more than the. 27 year old.
In that regard it's a level playing field won't cost company
any more, whomever they promote. Just the facts . I'm not
complaining.
 

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We all tend to recreate ourselves and change directions at least once or twice in our lifetimes if we are lucky.
 

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Age/skill experience vs. youth/willingness to learn exuberance?

Never been involved in the type of workforce that many others are. Where I am at...and have been...Age/skill/experience would always trump the other lesser features. Especially in that length of time!

It's not hard to pick out the more experienced and knowledgeable people out in most settings.
 

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I'm not quite sure how that works either. My most recent job was for a pretty large (by my standards)"company". The farm had four full-time employees and one or two part-timers over the summer. The employee who had been there longer was paid quite a bit more than the others.
 
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