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  •  With many of us being pushed out of the corporate (3+ / 0-)
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    gravlax, radical simplicity, kurt

    world when we reach the "magic age" (59 in my case), employers won't touch us with a ten-foot pole, knowing that, at best, they'll get a few years out of us before we cash in our chips. After my former company laid me off last summer, many other people left on their own. They now have over 100 job requisitions posted - JUST in the part of the country where I was working. Clearly the work was there, they just want to flush out the highly-compensated, experienced people with the customer relationships and replace them with new people that will drink the Kool-Aid and do as they're told.

    Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

    by cassandracarolina on Tue May 07, 2013 at 02:00:30 PM PDT

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