Friday, December 7, 2012
Hey, we oldies are not so bad
You aren’t hiring your Dad. Older workers are professionals—they come to work on time, are organized, and put in their hours and then some.
They are made that way.
Older people are not necessarily out of touch—they may not code or even want to code, but they can think, market, schmooze with customers and do lots of useful things you may not want to.
Older workers probably don’t even expect a leadership position—they have seen it all and may not want the pressure.
AND—older workers are probably NOT going to retire any minute leaving you in a lurch. Retiring, as such, is becoming more and more problematical every day.
So, make room for experienced workers—they often know a lot of great jokes, for one thing. Or bring cookies to the office.