Granny @ Work: Aging and New Technology on the Job in America

Granny @ Work: Aging and New Technology on the Job in America

Granny @ Work: Aging and New Technology on the Job in America

Granny @ Work: Aging and New Technology on the Job in America

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Thought-provoking analysis of the graying of the American workforceLooks at issues of aging and new technology reflected in business and in popular entertainmentAsks whether older workers are benefiting from new technologies

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Phil

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Hi! I'm 58. Worked 25 yrs. in public sector. Retired 12/01. Wife retired too. Thought we had enough. However, familiar story, unexpected expenses, plus market drop, & now needed new job. Then serious thyroid and frequent need to go to the bathroom difficulties. MANY applications and resumes put out there, yet no interest. BUT, yesterday finally got a PT entry level food service job. It's a fresh start.

Trying to look on the bright side.

Member since 8/6/2002

Aging increasingly attracts the attention of Web sites, not just on "sites for old people," as the site for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has been characterized, but in arenas that serve broader communities. Interest in aging forums has rapidly increased as older Web users realized that the sliding, technology-driven economy might be comparatively harder on them and that they might find strength, either practical or therapeutic, in electronic communities. The large numbers of aging Baby Boomers who have been out of work in the soft economy commencing with the so-called dot.com bust support their initiative to gather around virtual

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