It can be hard

Haninge, Sweden
April 12, 2017 10:00am CST
to get a new job. All of us who have been unemployed know that. I have not been working since 2009. I have over 24 years experiences from the same area, and it should be an advantage. But in Sweden,not many business will hire someone who is over 50 years old. Instead they prefer to hire young people, not older than 25, without any kids, (if you as a girl get pregnant, you can get fired),if you´ve gone many years at the university, it´s also an advantage. Many of us doesn´t like to go to school. At work, I prefer a mix of different ages and both sex. You can allways learn something from each other.
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@nomus24g (25180)
• India
12 Apr 17
you are right... in my country, Seniors are often taken as Consultants
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@Hatley (164464)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Apr 17
thats so true here in the US we have same problems older people get turned down in favor of the yonnger and I do not think thata fair 'Older prople have more work experience and too they takee their jobs much more seriously
• Haninge, Sweden
12 Apr 17
I agree. I have seen lots of young people who prefer to play with their mobiles instead of working
• United States
12 Apr 17
That is very unfortunate how businesses in Sweden discriminate people's ages. Here in the US there are very strict laws prohibiting this when hiring employees. Is there a law that is in effect like this in your country?
• Haninge, Sweden
12 Apr 17
I think we have a law that says it´s illegal to discriminat your age. But I´m not sure that it really works
@dhoyalahoy (1418)
• Philippines
13 Apr 17
Take every opportunity to grow so when you will compete, you are grown enough to endure competition.
@marguicha (104444)
• Chile
12 Apr 17
In my country seniors are not welcome at jobs either.
@hillhjill (7318)
• United States
12 Apr 17
Wow that is sad.. it's kinda of the same here where all they want to hire is young people and they wonder why no one stays.. I have seen the young people come in work get there first check and quite.. Humm makes you wonder.. but if you are pregnant and the company fires you, you can sue them.