Women start to show visible signs of aging as they approach fifty, sixty and beyond, they’re viewed through another lens, which is ageism, and because of the emphasis on looks or ‘lookism.’ We face both gender bias and ageism, and we do that earlier than men.
It’s not that things are happening that weren’t happening before. It is that everything that was beginning to build pre-COVID is now accelerated 100-fold.
No question the challenges are greater for older workers who have lost a job. Employers may worry about their increased vulnerability to COVID-19 if they return to the office, their potential for higher healthcare costs, their ability to work with younger colleagues and whether their technology skills are up to date.
Kerry Hannon joins our podcast to talk about her new book Great Pajama Jobs: Your Compete Guide to Working from Home. She notes how remote work from home jobs level the playing field by focusing attention on performance and productivity.
“I love working remotely,” says one 64-year-old First West accountant manager. “I miss my coworkers’ smiling faces, which always brighten my day. But the extra time in the morning allows me to ease into the day. The quiet also makes me more productive.”
Worldwide population aging is just beginning. “The world will look much older in the decades to come, and employers must adapt to this demographic shift,” Paul Irving, chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging
“Sidepreneurs may be testing a business idea while holding down a job or supplementing income or seeking a creative outlet or an additional challenge,” according to the Amex report.
Author Kerry Hannon will discuss her new book, “You’re Never Too Old to Get Rich,” at Howard County’s Master Aging event on Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Howard Community College.