Category Archives: Older Worker

Loyalty, Generation Gap, and the Workplace

Growing up I never heard my father complain about working with the younger generation.  Oh yes, he would complain about their music (Rock and Roll) and their weird haircuts (ducktails and waterfalls), but not their work.  My father was a … Continue reading

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Labour Shortage

We have no excuse, we were warned in 1996 by David Foot in his best selling book, “Boom, Bust & Echo that this was coming.  Twenty-three years later some employers are just waking up to the fact that there is … Continue reading

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Damn Millennials!

“The children now love luxury.  They have bad manners, contempt of authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”  This quote was from Socrates’ writings more than 2000 years ago. The more things change the … Continue reading

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It’s Not About the Money!

While it is true that some retirees need to work as they are struggling financially, many return to some kind of work as they need to feel useful and would like to pass on their knowledge and experience to the … Continue reading

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Medical Emergency

In many ways, I feel our medical system in British Columbia is on life support.  We have unprecedented wait times for surgery.  This is after waiting for scans and 4 – 5 months waiting times to see a specialist.  Once … Continue reading

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Whadaya Mean I’m too Old!

There is a perception, mostly with the millennials, that after a certain age you are not functioning at a level that is suitable for business.  It is felt that you will be absent more and in general be a drain … Continue reading

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Hire One, They’re Your Future!

In a recent study by Abacus Data for the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations looking at political behaviours of Canadians aged 18 – 25, one of the findings was that, of the currently employed, only 20% would describe their job … Continue reading

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