I, Too, Am Qualified

We are a husband and wife team of photographers who have faced aged discrimination ourselves.  We were inspired by our experiences to start this awareness campaign.

With the 50th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act on December 15, 2017,  we felt it was the perfect time to launch the campaign.

Senate Bill 443 – Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act was introduced last year.  Please contact your Senator to tell him or her to co-sponsor this legislation and get it moving so it can be signed into law.

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Bursting with energy, on a new journey.  Full of experience, willing to share!
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Generations can work together to lift each other up – if you just give us a chance!
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I’m not overqualified, I’m experienced…Isn’t that a good thing?
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I have 23 years experience in I.T. I had to remove 13 years from my resume before I got an interview.

Hear Scott’s Story

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You didn’t want to hire me – I am “too old?” I started my own business – I’m more successful    without you.
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Age elevates compassion, dedication, focus and creates trust!!
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My practical knowledge is better than someone fresh out of college.

Hear Mack’s Story

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Three decades of public school teaching will make me an asset – not a risk or liability.
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His kids are grown, hers are still in school  We had to let him go.

Hear Jim’s Story

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My brain did not fall out; it doesn’t expire! #noexpirationdate – I hear, see and admire you…why can’t you do the same for me? Remember – you are me in 10, 20, 30, 40 years.

 

If you would like to be photographed, please contact us.  If you don’t live in the Denver, Colorado area, you can still be a part of the campaign.  Tell us your stories and we can share them anonymously on this website.

Thank you!

He is ‘too old’ for this job.” The HR manager said to me after we interviewed John (not his real name). John had been laid off by his previous employer due to restructuring at the age of 53 yrs.

Ageism in the workplace is very real. I see uproars over every other “ism” (sexism, racism…etc) but everyone turns a blind eye to ageism. It is being swept under the carpet.

To the HR manager’s disappointment, I did hire John. John brought a wealth of experience and taught me a lot that I never learnt from an MBA.

Over the past few months, I have received numerous emails from individuals who are disheartened because of the constant rejection faced in their job search due to their age.

It’s time to stop discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age.

Age diversity is just as important as any other type of diversity.

Agree?

From Brigette Hyacinth

Read what Ashton Applewhite, ageism activist has to say:

Is Ageism the Last Acceptable Prejudice?

 

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