Lack of employment for retired persons

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Carole Finch in Marietta, Georgia

76 months ago

I believe we who are experienced retirees in many fields of business, are being discriminated against. Jobs are advertised, we meet the qualifications, but we're not considered for these positions.
We need to continue to work, especially since the retirement age has been extended, and we're expected to continue to work after retirement.
(We need reform to help retirees secure employment after they
retire)

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Carole Finch in Marietta, Georgia

76 months ago

I've concluded, that people, especially our elected officials, only care about their own issues and interest. I was asked if I wanted to return to work, I told them yes, I'm interested in working part-time in a clerical capacity. I came from Corporate America, and had a good working career. There are agencies that advertise for those wanting to continue to work. So, we apply for the job openings, and never get a response. (you are doomed if you reveal your age, and when you fill out the application that requires your birth date and year.)

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Linda F. Kelly in Rochester, New York

75 months ago

I feel that retired persons should be able to return to work who are interest either in
part-time or Full time if they want to do it.
They are concientious, willing to learn, following instructions, and they always can do good work. They are into work everyday and you take the younger ones that are just out of college would work, but are not as concientious, don't have good ethics at all.
Please try to consider the retired persons who are especially on a low income so that they good make good money and be confortable
I am in the same boat too. I am with Experience Works program and I am at a training site just to get training and also you are on a minimum wage which they cannot live especially the ones who haven't drawn Social Security yet

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aisling in Kalispell, Montana

65 months ago

I would like to see a "good" website that evaluates these scams. I don't want to see some made up posts that ALWAYS says a person can make a jillion dollars/day. I want some real people to evaluate the scammers and get them OFF of the internet. They seem to target the elder and the PWD. The only thing that I see on the internet is more advertisements for scams. This could be a boon for the 50+ and for the disbled, but there is NO reliable information anywhere. Can't these thieves blocked from posting?
The Job Accomodations website says that "home" is a reasonable accomocation. Ha Ha Ha. Good Luck in finding any REALLY home jobs!

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Retired SFC in Odessa, Texas

61 months ago

I am an Army retiree who is seeking work in the Midland/Odessa TX area, there seems to be considerable age discrimination in this area too. With the oil prices dropping, those of us not affiliated with the oil industry are suffering greatly. I've been told I had too much experience so many times, I finally get it, they are really saying I'm too old, and I'm only 52!!

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Leonre in Pomona, California

60 months ago

I also have years of experience in my field, have been told that I'm overqualified (?).

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aislingtimes in Pudunk

60 months ago

I'm still in a horrible situation. Any help to find a viable, living wage, HOME job or business, not involving the telephone would be greatly appreciated.
I'm been fired and forced to get a disability designation, so I'm BARRED from working for anyone, anywhere. I'm LITERALLY STARVING TO DEATH. THIS IS NOT A JOKE. I'M IN NEED FOR SOME HELP. I WILL ACCEPT ANY JOB. I've been denied ANY HELP, WHATSOEVER, from the government.
ANY SUGGESTIONS, ANY IDEAS, ANY HELP WHATSOEVER, I would be great appreciative.

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aislingtimes in Pudunk

60 months ago

Continue...
I would accept ANY position. Again, I'M STARVING TO DEATH.

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BurnedoutRN in Atlanta, Georgia

60 months ago

And, just try getting a job with the Federal Government (aren't they supposed to be our "protectors", in regards to job discrimination in the FIRST place?).

"Out of the area of consideration", was their response to my recent job application.

What is that supposed to mean?: Overqualified? Underqualified? Too old? Wrong "buzz" word? Wrong color copy paper? What are they and the other almighty HR people doing with our applications besides lining bird cages with them?

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Retired SFC in Gardendale, Texas

60 months ago

I've even applied to the nearest VA Hospital, which is over 60 miles away and been denied each time. Their reasons? Let's see ... I do not meet the minimum requirements for a HR Clerk? I cannot even do housekeeping! This is so frustrating, I am currently, and gratefully working for Sam's Club in their Cafe, however it is about to kill me. It is so busy, and hard HARD work. All I do now is work and sleep, because I'm too tired to even play with my grandchildren. The only shift available, of course, has me closing and doing all the clean up, all the younger women work in the morning or mid shift. I guess I have to pay my dues all over again, unless it gives me a heart attack first! I am grateful of the job non the less.

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marge in Kansas City, Missouri

59 months ago

I was forced into retirement and have many years of legal experience. Every time I apply I am told that I am either overqualified, would be bored, or whatever excuse they can come up with - to me it is discrimination in a big way. They always ask for birthday so they know the age. I am very capable and very healthy. However, the people who are supposed to be our "protectors" are the very ones who are doing this. I KNOW I can do the jobs in my field as good as anyone and not only that, but I would show up to work EVERY day. Now there's a concept. Too bad the seniors have no one to represent them.

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brenda in Kent, Washington

53 months ago

I am so tired of filling out applications on line and not even hear nothing. I have several years of work experience and in numerous careers. I need to get a part time job to survive. it is very important that I work to be able to stay out trouble with my bills. It would be nice to have someone interview me to see that I am a young senior who needs to keep busy.

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dude in Menlo Park, California

52 months ago

aislingtimes in Pudunk said: I'm still in a horrible situation. Any help to find a viable, living wage, HOME job or business, not involving the telephone would be greatly appreciated.
I'm been fired and forced to get a disability designation, so I'm BARRED from working for anyone, anywhere. I'm LITERALLY STARVING TO DEATH. THIS IS NOT A JOKE. I'M IN NEED FOR SOME HELP. I WILL ACCEPT ANY JOB. I've been denied ANY HELP, WHATSOEVER, from the government.
ANY SUGGESTIONS, ANY IDEAS, ANY HELP WHATSOEVER, I would be great appreciative.

You can find a job holding a sign. (i've seen jobs like that).
Did you look at HOpe. its a site for disabled folks..
Government jobs hire disabled and vets over non vets. Check out

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aislingtimes in Kalispell, Montana

52 months ago

Thanks, dude, for the response.
Yes, I've been to many, many "disabled" websites. I've been locked out of a few (Disaboom was one) because I keep on trying to find information on exactly HOW to get a job, including the advertised government jobs. I've asked and asked for help from the government people that are supposed to have this information, yet they have no information - they don't have a disability designation, so why care. I've applied for literally thousands of jobs - the response I get is "WE DON'T HIRE THE DISABLED", if they even respond at all.
I couldn't find your link to "HOpe". There were a great deal of articles that said "hope for the disabled" somewhere in the article - no one to contact, so just more deception I guess.
God, I wish someone had a soul in this country!
But, yes, I thought about sitting in front of the state capital building with a sign. Maybe it would get some response from the government since it was indeed the government that fired for "disability" (blatant violations of the ADA).

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whatever in West Palm Beach, Florida

51 months ago

Oh yes, I am from Europe and I have never heard in any country discrimination, but the USA and this is the land which discriminates more than any other in the world. First of all, why is on an application the birthyear, this is a discrimination.
As soon as you fill out the birthyear you are out as a retiree, even there should be some companies who hire experienced retiree I have not found one, it is all a lie.

The Government has to step up and do something for retirees, the same than for disabelt. I am disabelt, but do not go to be registered as one, because than you will not get a job ever. This system over here stinks. Even if you worked most of your live, the retirement s so low, that you are forced to work.

It is very, very sad, that people are feed with chemicals to live very long and than cant afford to live of the low income.

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whatever in West Palm Beach, Florida

51 months ago

Oh yes, I am from Europe and I have never heard in any country discrimination, but the USA and this is the land which discriminates more than any other in the world. First of all, why is on an application the birthyear, this is a discrimination.
As soon as you fill out the birthyear you are out as a retiree, even there should be some companies who hire experienced retiree I have not found one, it is all a lie.

The Government has to step up and do something for retirees, the same than for disabelt. I am disabelt, but do not go to be registered as one, because than you will not get a job ever. This system over here stinks. Even if you worked most of your live, the retirement s so low, that you are forced to work.

It is very, very sad, that people are put full of chemicals to live very long and than cant afford to live of the low income.

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aislingtimes in Salmon, Idaho

51 months ago

Thanks to you, Whatever, I've having the very same types of problems that you finding, except that I've worked in this country for over 40 years, paying taxes (most of the time working two or three jobs) and paying for "insurance" and have my retirement and my life savings stolen by the government/medical industry. I have received many, many accolades for my work - now I've been labeled "disabled" and I can't find a JOB!! Can you tell me where you are from? I'm not trying to pry into your life, but I really need find some solutions. Does your country have VIABLE employment for people that have been designated "disabled"? I'm UNABLE to do telemarketing because I have aphasia, which prevents me from "hearing" names on the telephone, but I'm CAPABLE in everything else. I will relocate, if I can find a single way to break out of this governmental mandated hell. Hungry and cold - NEED SOME HELP!

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Tony77019 in Houston, Texas

39 months ago

Houston has to be one of the worst cities for retired individuals to find work. Even fast food restaurants only go for Latinos or teeny-boppers. You can look at job advertisements, apply to 20 jobs, and maybe get one interview where the interviewer gives you a squinted look and you know that's it. The way I feel is this: I want a job, I'm a great worker, I deserve a chance. If I'm not going to get that chance, then I want to draw lots of attention to the discrimination. I just won't accept it.

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rayeparrent@ymail.com in Clifton, Texas

34 months ago

Leonre in Pomona, California said: I also have years of experience in my field, have been told that I'm overqualified (?).

Yes, I have been told the same thing, "overqualified" to stand behind a front desk in a hotel, with 20yrs computer experience, and I can't stand behind a desk to say "Hello, welcome to our city". give me a break.

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Mr. Davis in Lincoln, Nebraska

33 months ago

I retired three years ago and was hoping that I would never have to work again, I was wrong! So I did what I thought everyone else was doing and searched the internet for work at home jobs. After two years of nothing but wasting time and money I pretty much gave it up, until one day I was going through my email and received a message from a lady called none other than Suzi. She had a link to a video and urged me to watch it, so I saved it for a rainy day. About a month later I thought about it and decided to watch it, I said hey it's just a video what do I have to lose. Let me tell you, I wish I would have watched it a long time ago. The information I received was so Helpful that I couldn't wait to share the link with my friends! They never stopped thanking me. Its no obligations the video is free, what you do after watching it is up to you. I was just like you and now I have the opportunity to pay it forward as well you should. If you wanna just check it out then visit tinyurl.com/7t2ucuz

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Yoobingsoo in San Antonio, Texas

32 months ago

I'm trying to go for a career in medical reception, but I don't have much "professional" work experience because I've always been focused on school. I've been a babysitter or a "child care provider", a sampler, and a cashier. I have a friend that is a medical receptionist coordinator and she advised me to get at least 1 year experience in customer service while getting my general education in my community college finished. Instead doing that, though, I thought about just getting a Health Information Specialist certificate while working part time in a customer service setting. Is that a good idea? And would working as a waitress for a year be of use in a resume for a medical receptionist or would being a retail sales associate be more useful? I'm not looking for a physically demanding job like nursing and I have personal reasons for not going for a bachelor's so please don't tell me to do something else.

Please help, I've been researching forever and the deadline for registration for spring semester is coming up. :(

Thanks.

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unemployed in Williamsburg, Virginia

31 months ago

Believe me I have tried for jobs that I would never have applied for before and get the same answer. Oh wait that would be no answer, not even a call from them or email saying Im not qualified. God knows I could never empty a trash can or clean a toilet as good as someone who is younger that me. Age here is just as bad as anywhere, I'm not young and gullible as some kids, but they won't say your too old, just give seniors the runaround or say I'll have to call you for a second interview

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havepassion in Lake Worth, Florida

31 months ago

I am sorry to hear, that you are trying for work and starving, that can not be true, everyone is getting foodstamps, what happened to you, that you do not get any?

Yes, it is very hard to find a job, I am a senior retire, 72 years old, but have a lot of qualifications, some I can not do, since my back is ruinned, but some I can, I work part/time asCashier/Associate, as well as dog trainer and in security, sometims as a G or D. You are still young, you have to learn some more. To get into Security, does not cost to much to get the D license and some Companies when they hire you they pay for it. Since I do not know all the detales, I can only a little advise. Good Luck to you.

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