Something needs to be done: Medical Field
I am a rehab professional of 23 years. I am 59 years old. I was "pushed" out of a 10 year job along with other coworkers thru underhanded methods.
Forced to quit, I had little time to obtain gainful employment. I went thru 15 interviews and landed one PRN position. This never happened to me over the course of my career; I was offered most to all the jobs I applied for.
The Healthcare field has been destroyed replacing experienced workers with new grads with no concern for quality care. Students are now occupying hospitals and the Docs are being forced to become hospitalists or leave.
People in their mid to late fifties are now being FORCED into retirement with sometimes no notice or plan thinking they have 5-7 more years to secure their foundation. And to boot, schools and programs are pumping out workers in massive numbers with the supply starting to outweigh the demand.
Well sitting back and tolerating the situation should not be the way to go. Yes, one can reinvent themselves. But still in all companies decline hire of 60 yo people. The practice of forced retirement should come to the forefront and expose companies that engage in this discriminating practice.
Schools that over produce students adversely affecting programs that always had a specialty reputation in the name of profit adding to the dilemma should also be called onto the carpet.
Something needs to happen PERIOD