Consider your Peripheral Vision…Again

A friend shared an article from the New York Times Magazine with me today called “The Case for Working with Your Hands”, by Matthew B. Crawford.  Turns out, this is an engaging excerpt from his soon-to-be-released book titled, Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work.  In this excerpt, Mr. Crawford explores the societal push toward becoming a “knowledge” economy whereby the young are pressured into pursuing educations and career paths that may, in reality, deny their…
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As my friends from Oklahoma would say “this has been a hoot”.   A CBSNEWS producer contacted me in early Janurary requesting that participate in their upcoming Early Show series on finding employment.  This series would be a 5 part series featuring 4 job seekers – a new grad, a higher income person, a person returning to the workforce and someone over 55.   Obviously CBSNEWS requested that represent the over 55 segment. We eagerly and proudly jumped in to the project.  The…
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In the words of the great McEnroe, “You can NOT be serious!”

In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, age discrimination seems to be advocated as a generally accepted business practice by a professor at the Kellogg School. Frankly, I’m appalled by the statement itself and all of its dark and legal implications. “It makes sense, with revenues getting tighter and profits getting smaller, that companies are looking to cut costs. One way to do that is to get rid of senior higher-salaried employees and promote younger workers, usually at…
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Part time, temporary jobs – U.S. Census

We have had a number of questions from our readers about temporary jobs with the U.S. Census Bureau.  The information you need is all on the government web site at From the information provided, the hiring for these positions will be done between February and May 2009.  So, if you are interested in working in your own community on the U.S. Census, act soon.  

Thoughts or Feedback on Poll Results?

The most recent poll taken on yielded some interesting responses. When asked about the most important component of a job, our 50+ audience is pretty evenly split between pay and benefits and the work being interesting and challenging. Actually, the work being interesting and challenging is ever-so-slightly ahead in the polls but statistically not enough to distinguish percentage points. Both received just about 30% of the vote. So what does that say? It seems to indicate that older workers…
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