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We know the Intergenerational report is about to be brought down on the Government next week, and that there will be a lot of talk about the ageing population.  We want to get in ahead of it, and talk about the important role that Baby Boomers and beyond play in the workplace, and how important it is for employers to recognise this.

Sadly for years now, workplaces have been casting off older workers in favour of their perceptions.  And today, if you have ever felt unappreciated by an employer or wanted a job and struggled to get one, we invite you to sign our petition.  Or, if you are an employer and appreciate the role Baby Boomers play, we want you too… Sign to say “we respect older workers in the workplace”.  Sign it to say “I want to work” in a meaningful role.  And if you are retired and don’t need to, sign it to say “my friends deserve to have a job if they want one”.

We want to show employers how many keen, enthusiastic, skilled over 60s want a job or a role that gives them workplace-style satisfaction.  Over 60s and their Baby Boomer cohorts may not want to be the highest paid in the workplace.  In fact many I meet say they just want to use their skills meaningfully, and be appreciated for the role they play in society.

If you are one of these head over to our petition at www.boomersmatter.com.au and sign up now…

We’re going to stand up and help over 60s be counted as a valuable resource in the Australian workplace, if they want to work.

Have you ever struggled to find a job, or felt your skills were undervalued or unfairly judged?  Tell us your story below.  

But don’t forget to sign the petition… www.boomersmatter.com.au 

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. No we do not!

    1 REPLY
    • You do not! Does that mean you are oblivious to the need for others to work to survive or for other reasons you can’t fathom? Will you support those that want to continue on or not? This is not about you and your personal choices!

  2. Why should over 60 work

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    • I’m well over 60 & still work full time, as long I can keep working & adding to super so that I can have a more comfortable retirement is one of the reasons I keep working, I see on here a lot people saying how they struggle on the pension & I don’t want to live like that, I have my days when I don’t want to go to work but over all I enjoy the people I work with & have nice friends, I also see on here people saying how lonely they are, I think working is a great way to keep interacting with people of all ages & making great friends.

  3. Some of us have had enough after 45 yrs or more working hard.

    1 REPLY
    • Some of us haven’t. Will you support or not? This is not about you personally! Are you 20? If so then that would be a completely different dialogue!

  4. This is not about you personally. It’s about those out there who do want to work for a myriad of reasons that you may not be able to comprehend. Its also about people who need to work to survive. Are you able to support them?

  5. I remember being 40 and finding it hard to get a job, I used to go for interviews and see some young manager thinking “She won’t fit in, too old” so it happens at all ages. Just keep trying.

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