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Author: decath Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 5138  
Subject: Re: How much is enough? the sequel Date: 8/9/2010 11:23 AM
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This may be fine if you're younger, but I wonder how realistic it is for us "elderly" folks. IT is highly competitive, and the older you get the harder it seems to be to find a job. I've been unemployed a few times and it has taken me 3-6 months of steady job seeking to find a new job. I wonder how these people she knows are able to do it (I always ask her but she never has the details).

OK, just rambling now :)


I'm in IT as well and this is a major concern to me as I approach 50. I try to stay employed with a stable company that does not work me to much.

In addition, as I get older, I find it more and more irritating to have to learn new softare skills on my own time. That is part of the profession that was fine in my youth. Now that I'm older, I'm more protective of my free time and resent having to constantly work/learn outside the office. But you have to or younger, lesser paid IT people will replace you. It's the nature of the beast I guess.

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