Stephen Murphy

Age: 55 - 59
Location: New York
Industry: Professional and business services
Job: Printing Industry Salesman
Unemployed Since: Unemployed for 2 years, 3 months
"I don't see a real lot being said anywhere about how deep this age discrimination goes."


Rob Dame said:

It seems to me that "corporate America" has taken the collapse of 2008 as an opportunity to cut the age 50+ worker out of the budget permanently in order to hire younger workers who will work for significantly less. The corporations don't care that they are eliminating the most experienced talent that they have. They just have a short sighted vision of immediate savings. I am 58 and have to work at a pawn shop to pay bills. I cannot find anything else. I doubt that I will ever find anything else, so I just try to make the best of it. I try to have a sense of humor about it and I succeed at that about 30% of the time!

Peter Johansen said:

The reason is there exists a lack of interest and various excuses. The claim is attitude is your problem.

Blake Southwood said:

I agree about the age discrimination. I've applied to more than 6,000 jobs and I can't even get an interview and I've worked for billion dollar companies my whole life before I was laid off.

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