Have been job searching.
Saw an ad: "Part-time admin support needed".
Called up, "Hi, I'm responding to your ad for admin part-timers, may I know more about the job?"
Response, "How old are you?"
Reply, "51" (coming to that is)
Reaction, "Oh, I think you're too old for the job ..."
Hm ... I'm too old eh? Not exactly surprised by this reaction ... though it can still be discouraging to hear it. But hey! My comfort is, we're all growing older, nally nally boo boo, unless you're a Benjamin Button (interesting movie).
Now for some intriguing, mind-boggling, soul-searching questions.
What has age got to do with a part-time admin post? Do I have to carry heavy stuff? Do I have to solve the mystery of the beginning of the universe? (Although I know how it all began, ahem) Honestly, will the young be willing to do mundane part-time admin duties for the long haul? They are restless and won't stay long, unless this job pays exceedingly well, which I doubt.
Shrug. I'm not complaining, just thinking aloud.
Today's newspaper carries an article on the prejudices faced by older folks from all walks of life. All older people, regardless of their educational level, skills or stations are facing this problem.
But take comfort, God loves you all the same. :)