Monday, February 05, 2007

Senior Citizens

February 5th 2007

Old people has outlived their usefulness ?

An excerpt from a conversation that I had with an Asst GM.
We were talking about people of old age and how they can still contribute to the company.
He has the impression that old people has run out of use. They are old and thus not able to contribute much to the company. So when you are old, it is time for you to leave.
He said that he had no heart to tell a staff who is passed his pensioned age and still employ him out of pity.
He had been thinking about himself, when he too would be in the same predicament, and that he should make an early preparation when that day comes.
Well, definitely he has plenty of time to fill up his nest egg and have a big one by the time he retired. If my maths is correct, he would be a multimillionaire by the time he retires.
How lucky can some people be ? How Blessed can anyone be ?

Back to the Old Age issue. Is it for real or just an excuse ? A sad story really.
To his mind...when you are old... you have become useless.
How shallow can an Asst GM be ?

When you are old:
- Your mind is not sharp anymore, thus difficult for you to learn of new things or pick up any new skills.
- Your body will not be able stand much hard work, laborious kind or stayed up late.
Age is catching up...thats what they say when you feel tired. Your bcak is killing you.
- When you are old... you slowed down. Whatever you do is slow.


Shionge said...

I'm sorry to hear about the Asst GM coz that is so pathetic.

This is something which I am very passionate about and sad to say but the youngsters these days are full of attitudes.

We might be getting old but no less useless. We are experienced and diligent and should be an asset to the company if we are still strong & able.

That's why, we at the union side is encouraging upgrading & staying employable after our retirement age.

I hope the Asst GM would appreciate pple of the senior catergory.

ammoontie said...

hi Shionge,
The are ok as long as you can bring in money for them. Its all politics. No compassion.