Monday, January 16, 2012


I'm late posting tonight so as I often do -- I grasp at straws trying to find a decent topic to write about.
I have a little icon on my browser toolbar that has the latest 1000 stories from CNN, The Independent, Mashable, and Wired magazines.
I had nothing to lose so I clicked on CNN. The first thing that grabbed my eye was Finding a Job after 50.
Hmmm. I thought. If I were to look for a "Job" right now what would it be?
I can tell you now, if I took a job, it would have to have some pretty darn good perks.
- Noontime naps would be huge
- No ties or sports coats would be a given
- Working with turds would be out of the question
- I would also have to have a very hard look at healthcare deductibles
But other than that I'd be fairly open. Well, the job would need to be interesting, and at the end of the day, I'd need to feel like I'd accomplished something that would benefit mankind.
I haven't looked at classified ads in years, but I have to wonder how a potential employer would describe such an opportunity.
WANTED: An old fart to help actualize world peace and true happiness. Turds need not apply.


  1. Seems to me that if you don't like working with turds, you'd better like working in isolation! :)

  2. Could lead to constipation....IDK?

  3. That's a funny post. If you don't want to work with turds, then don't work in healthcare.

    Janie Junebug

  4. I'd apply for that :-)

  5. I'd go for it too! Take care

  6. When you find one like that - let me know! sandie

  7. looking for a job after 60! I've got the first job I have had since I was in my mid-20s. well, a job working for someone else for an hourly wage. I've been self employed (and still am). but, this little low wage no benefits job is a relief in some ways. all I have to do is show up at the antique store, be nice to the customers and write up sales. I don't have to promote or cold call or rustle up business. And it's only a few days a month, almost enough to pay for groceries.

  8. As a former recruiter, I'd have to say you are a picky applicant. :)

    Good thing you are retired.

  9. Anonymous12:53 PM

    Your list isn't restrictive enough. It would have to be one heck of a paycheque/benefits package to entice me to be chained to a desk again.

  10. We're hiring in our surgery dept. right now...oh wait, we have turds...those who work here and those that get stuck in the patients and we have to remove them...never mind.

  11. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all have jobs we like with nice people?

  12. Can't say that I've ever found a job description to match your criteria, but I'm guessing the world might be filled with nicer people if their jobs did match that criteria.


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