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As one of the marginalized underclass of citizens over a certain age who are having difficulty finding employment, I applaud Sheryl McCarthy's commentary, "Too young to retire." I am only in month five of my quest for employment and have run headlong into the baby boomer corporate curse
While dedication and loyalty are expected of employees, those qualities disappear from the boardroom when the magic words "bottom line" are uttered. Just as sad as corporate indifference are the looks we "older workers" receive when arriving for the rare job interviews we get. Not to mention the occasional stammers from well-meaning inexperienced interviewers who actually utter, then try to retract, references to our age. But consider:
I'm lucky, though. My lovely wife works extra hours to qualify for health insurance, and I pick up extra money moonlighting as a stand-up comic.
We baby boomers don't go down easy!