Earlier this year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported nearly 1.85 million people age 55 and older were out of work, and the jobless rate for that group rose to 6.4 percent.
Why? Because Employers would rather pay less to younger workers eager to get a foot in the door than to pay top dollar for experience.
If you're a baby boomer still employed in Corporate America, here are some simple Employer guidelines to follow to keep your job:
1. Never say you can't do a job because they'll make you do it anyway and add more to it to force you out.
2. Never say it's easy because they'll just make it harder and force you out.
3. Never complain because they never listen (but they will take good notes about the complaints you made and bring it back in your face at review time).
4. Never look like you enjoy it because they'll put a stop to it an create a more challenging task to force you out.
5. Never say "take this job and shove it" because they will!