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  •  Very few employers will hire someone (1+ / 0-)
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    over the age of 50.  Once someone that age is laid off they've got one hell of a fight on their hands getting a new well-paid job.  And nothing, not even a lifetime of smoking, cuts your life expectancy as much as poverty.

    Demagogue: one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.--H. L. Mencken

    by Ice Blue on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 09:33:37 AM PDT

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    •  True. (1+ / 0-)
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      That's a dilemma that needs addressing. OTOH, if the unemployed 50-somethings had the skills & experience that would go missing if enough 60-somethings took early benefits, some employers might be willing to reconsider hiring them. They would be crazy not to.

      "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

      by Sybil Liberty on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 09:42:48 AM PDT

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