Today I went to Mount Sinai hospital in Manhattan to assist a client who needed help being transferred from a power chair to a stretcher in order to have a minor procedure done. As we waited to be called, I observed a lady knitting and checking her texts and emails.
Everyone says that having a hobby is healthy, and she seems to me be very proficient in both. She inspired me to write this blog, and ponder on the circumstances we are living in now—where an older employee is being cast aside in order to have a younger, fresh out of college one.
I don’t have college experience, and I see my employer disbelieved that not I can learn and retain a new skill, as well as use it when needed.
And that makes me think: for how long have senior employees been shown the door?
P.S. I do not understand anything about knitting.