Friday, October 13, 2006

Lessons Learned

In my close to six decades of existence, I have learned much. Some of it in schools, but mostly in the school of hard knocks. However, as one ages, some lessons are learned but no one wants to admit to being the teacher. A primary example is employment. Here is how it works.

After the age of forty, it is possible to get a job, if you have a degree equal to or greater than, a bachelor's.
After the age of fifty, it is still possible to secure work, degree notwithstanding. However, it will only be as a dishwasher.
After the age of fifty-five, no place will have you, regardless of knowledge, training, or experience.

In fact, after the age of fifty, holding a job is virtually impossible. This is so because by this age, ninety percent of all jobs are learned in high school, thus making it more economically feasible to hire a high school graduate.

The result of this is a lot of wasted talent and experience. It doesn't matter though because companies save the beloved dollar and the extra energy of the younger generation allows them to fight to reduce medicare. By lowering the amount of medicare that can be paid to the seniors, the faster they die off. Since the unemployable, overtrained, overexperienced seniors are so stressed out by the lack of employment options, the heart attack rate goes up. This is the modern, cold-blooded method of population control. Insurance companies charge an arm and a leg, pay out a pittance to us old-timers and their coffers grow so that the upper mangement youngsters can collect large bonus's. This holds true with most corporations also.

I know, you don't believe what I've just written, but if you survive to the crumbling old age past fifty five, you will experience the same coldness.


1 comment:

Dorothy said...

Man, terrible, isn't it? Great post, Ron...keep'em coming. ;o)