Source Website: http://www.todayonline.com/Commentary/EDC120326-0000013/Too-old-to-get-hired,-too-young-to-retire
By Michael Kinsley, BLOOMBERG, 04:45 AM Mar 26, 2012
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It was an article speculating about who might inherit a prestigious post in the literary world when the current grandee retires. The article said that my friend would have led the list 10 years ago.
Ouch! The obvious, though unstated, implication is that now he's too old. He recently turned 60. He said he already has his dream job and didn't mind the idea that, because he is 60, some career opportunities have moved beyond his reach. But I mind.
Another friend of mine, whom we'll call "Nick" (because that's his name), is doing something about it: He's suing.
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Not everyone will agree about how big an injustice this is.
SOME QUALMS (uneasiness)
Michael Kinsley is a Bloomberg View columnist.
- Today, Monday, March 26, 2012, Page 13, Comment and Analysis