would you hire an older person?

Romania
October 22, 2015 6:39am CST
finding a job after a certain age isn't an easy task. and being without a job is always difficult. I appreciate the initiative that is taking place in my country tough which elder people who still have the power to work are given the chance to work
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@katsmeow1213 (29023)
• United States
22 Oct 15
It is more expensive for employers to hire older people. They tend to be slower than younger people, so not as productive. Also they tend to require more benefits such as paid time off and health insurance. Where as a kid fresh out of high school is not thinking about benefits or insurance just yet. They're the cheaper ones to hire. On the other hand. older people tend to have a much better work ethic, and are more reliable and dependable than younger people, so they're better employees to have for the long term. They also tend to come with some experience so need less training.
• Romania
22 Oct 15
what I notice among people my age( I'm 27) is that people tend to ask for benefits( salary, time off) even if they aren't that willing to work I think that older people knowing they have a family at home would be much more comitted
• United States
22 Oct 15
@swissheart Yes well younger generations have a different attitude towards work than older generations do. They were raised differently with different principles. Younger kids today don't know the meaning of hard work and expect to be given large salaries with a full benefit package for doing nothing. Older people today were raised by parents who'd lived through the great depression and a couple of wars... they were raised frugally and taught to work hard and save well.
• Romania
22 Oct 15
@katsmeow1213 yes indeed. I feel it's sad when i see young girls looking to progress on the back of elder men by trying to get romantically involved with them
@chiwasaki (4666)
• Philippines
31 Oct 15
It really depends on the type of job that they are applying for and how old they really are. Older people are more mature and more responsible compare to younger ones.
• Romania
31 Oct 15
yes I feel the same way. they are more dedicated to whatever they do
@youless (87603)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Oct 15
I understand that it is not easy to find a job after a certain age. As you are no longer as energetic as the youngs. And at that time you have your own family and you can't really focus on your work totally. At least this is how the bosses think. On the other hand, the elders have working experience and usually they know how to solve things and deal with others. In some careers such as accountants, doctors etc. It seems that they are worth more money when they are old because they have enough experience. I found that Hong Kong people are very hard-working. It is very common for you to see the elders who are still working, even if it is just a part-time job.
• Romania
22 Oct 15
I would consider elder people muhc more worthy than younger ones because like you said they have much more experience. I would go to an older doctor with an open heart
@kevin1877uk (36617)
22 Oct 15
It how for older people to gain employment in the UK too. I would hope so that companies would take on older person.
• Romania
22 Oct 15
and do you imagine how hard it must be to see yourself at the age of 45 with a family to feed and no job?
@kataomoi (708)
• Japan
22 Oct 15
I think it depends on the job and if they can handle it. If it's a job that requires a lot of strength to lift stuff, I would probably not hire an old person. They might not have the strength to do it and they could hurt themselves. I don't want to discriminate against old people, but I personally would only hire them if they were capable of doing the job well.
• Romania
22 Oct 15
it';s normal to hire someone who can face the task. but still there are situations in which older people get discriminated
• Chennai, India
23 Oct 15
This is some which is cyclic. We ponder that we are better than our younger generation & they inturn do the same with their future generations. One of the thing is technology, which the youth find easy & quick to adapt. But i do not write off the off the old person from the company, they are definitely needed for pass on their experience to the younger person. By experience i mean to sully the circumstances which are pretty tough & keep calm.
@Samanthavv (1395)
• United States
22 Oct 15
It really depends on the job. I own a company that an older person can easily work. Lots of hand tasks and not much in the form of heavy lifting or difficult manual labor. It really depends on the person and the fit for the job. If you need someone to count inventory, you don't need someone young and fit as if you needed someone to lift heavy boxes repeatedly all day.