Originally Posted by HiHood
Most companies, big, little, try to fire those nearing retirement. That's standard. I wasn't aware schools did it too. How 'bout that, smart as I are already, I still learn sumptin ever day.
Have you tried a curator at a museum, or historical site?
I'm in the ATL--one of the most over-educated cities or so it seems. Several prestigious universities here--and corporations that can hire 'The Best'--there are however other options--I just gave up.
It wasn't 'age' in my scenario--it was 'racism'--if I have to be blunt. And Savannah is not always welcoming to newcomers---at least that was my experience--I worked with traditional women---one issue was--'Why isn't she married--why did she move here' and other trivial matters that were none of their business. The minister's wife just didn't like me right off the bat. At the first school--the principal, female, 'liked' some people better than others it seemed--I don't know. I just ruffled feathers---a person from Atlanta---there is some animosity toward Atlanta in South Georgia---not entirely unjustified- so my coworkers weren't the supportive kind--like children 'stuck together'---native Savannahians.
Live and learn--anytime you are new to a group---keep a low profile and keep your mouth shut. Best to keep your mouth shut at work always-as far as I am concerned. People---love to find the dirt. Almost all people.
I will acquire better computer skills and see if I can't find a paying job that way---I tried temping for a while---got nervous with all the different technology and got 'yelled' at a lot.
If I can find out what I need to do to renew my certificate --there are PT teaching jobs ---Reading Recovery, etc--I would be good at that.