Baby boomers are taking on ageism – and losing – The Washington Post

Baby boomers are taking on ageism – and losing – The Washington Post

As older Americans continue to work, and/or look for work, in today’s economy, their encounter with ‘ageism’ is likely more pronounced than that felt by earlier generations. Whether the manifestations of ‘ageism’ are subtle or direct, the end result is the same – a barrier to being hired or promotion for ‘older’ workers, usually without consideration of individual talents, abilities, skills and value.  Though we all know highly productive, competitive and valuable employees and bosses, it remains too easy to make decisions based stereotypes and unconscious biases.  See what the Washington Post discovered in this revealing article.