How to Know You Might Be To Old For Your Job
It's a fact of life work at the same career for any number of years you're going to go from being one of the youngest workers to one of the oldest workers. People retire, quit or move up the corporate ladder.leaving job openings which are generally filled with younger workers.
If you're one of the few who get passed over for a promotion or you got hired later in life it means one day you're going to go to work, take a good look around and discover you might to be to old for your job.
In fact you might be to old for your job if:
You have less hair and more gut then you coworkers.
You may be to old for your job if you have less hair and more gut then you coworkers. This one does not always apply to older people. You have worked with many who fit description and many who don't, but for the sake of arguing and the law of gravity I will keep it in the list..
You are the only one taking a coffee break
You may be to old for your job if you're still taking a coffee break when everybody else is taking an energy drink break. Energy drinks are the new coffee,one or two small bottles or about four or five cans a day. That can't be healthy? Besides all your coworkers already talk so fast you can barely understand them. Put an energy drink in them and look out.
Your Coworkers Refer to the 70's and 80's as the Ancient Times
You may to old for your job when you try and tell your coworkers have no idea what you're taking about when you mention something from back in the 70's and 80's This is the time your team members refer to as the ancient times.
Most of your younger corkers have never heard of people like The Fonz,or the Knightrider. Now if you mention people like JLo or the The Kardashians you might have a fighting chance. Oh yeah don't even mention things like skate keys because they look at you like you're some kind of nut.
You Neither Tweet nor Face Anybody on an Hourly Basis
You may be to old for your job and the world for that matte if you have both a Facebook and a Twitter account but only use them sparingly. Today many coworkers seem compelled to post anything and everything they do on Facebook. Can you say too much information?
Your Coworkers Drive Cars Like Mustangs
You may be to old for your job if you coworkers drive sporty cars while you're stuck with a minivan with a car seat or two for your grand-kids. Sure you used to be cool in your Mustang or Camaro but AC(after children) you changed to a Dodge Caravan or an SUV. Now all you do is dream of driving something which is a lot more hip and cool to drive.
Oops sorry to rub it in...
Your Co-workers Are Old Enough To be Your Grandchildren
You may be to old for you job if everyone you work with is old enough to be your grandchildren.
Most of my coworkers are still in high school or in college. There are a lot of times I feel like I should be giving them parental advice. Which I sometimes do, to their grunts and groans and replies of “I thought I left my parents at home”.
You may be to old for your job if hear your name and the word Depends in the same sentence.
Enough said about this one.
You Are More Concerned with Your Job Then with socializing.
If you are sitting at your desk and notice many of your coworkers socializing rather than working you might be to old for your job. .Of course you must give your coworkers a break they have not seen each other for what maybe five minutes so they must talk for twenty minutes about who is dating who and what to wear to somebodies party.
Most of us older workes would rather get our work done so we can home and get to bed
You Don't Care About the Antics of Popular Stars
You don't care who Justin Bieber or Demi Lavato are and what they are doing with their lives.
Yes, you do know who they both are but do not worry about every moment of their lives? Now you worry more about more important things like colonoscopies and arthritic joints.
And the Final Way You Know You Might be to Old for Your Job.
In the last few years if you've started to hear the phrase "You might be overly qualified for you job job," from your boss you might be to old for or job. Any words containing the words 'overy qualified," usually means there is someone younger who can be plugged into your position for less money.
To Old to Get a Job, To Young to Retire
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