“He is ‘too old’ for this job.” The HR manager said to me after we interviewed John (not his real name). She continued saying, “he will not fit into our culture.” John had been laid off by his previous employer due to restructuring at the age of 53 yrs.
Ageism in the workplace is very real. It is the elephant in the room. I see uproars over every other “ism” (sexism, racism…etc) but everyone turns a blind eye to ageism. It is being swept under the carpet; To the HR manager’s disappointment, I did hire John. John brought a wealth of experience and taught me a lot that I never learned from an MBA.
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