Older women are invisible in the workplace. What are we meant to do until the age of 67?March 3, 2016 Tim WorstallFeminism18 CommentsWork silently and invisibly love. previousWonder if TJN have the courage to publish this comment?nextErr, no, really, just no 18 thoughts on “Older women are invisible in the workplace. What are we meant to do until the age of 67?” bloke in france March 3, 2016 at 10:47 am Anonymity is a great advantage if you’re at risk of being fired. jgh March 3, 2016 at 10:48 am “People in their 40s will have to work until they’re 70” Ok, show me the evidence that the government will actually force employers to actually pay people to actually work so that this “work until 70” will happen. Going on the amount of paid work people have been prepared to get off their arse and actually pay me to do, I will be “working” until I’m 95 to be able to afford to retire at 70. Mr Ecks March 3, 2016 at 11:01 am Its worse than that. How are all the old age pensions to be paid (in any currency other than hyper-inflated shinplasters) by states already bankrupt and printing to stay afloat? And bollocks to the migrants supporting you in your old age shite. 18-30 yobs who cant even read/write their own language are going to be living off you AND imposing extra-costs–crime/medical bills etc–not working for you. Alex11 March 3, 2016 at 11:26 am From the article… “There must be all sorts of industries crying out for bolshy older women, but I am just not sure what they are.” Perhaps if she reads that sentence through a few times, she may eventually understand the problem. Of course, if women in their 60’s are a tragically under-used resource, she could help them (and make a fortune at the same time) by starting a business that employed them. Ian Reid March 3, 2016 at 12:41 pm Actually there is a case for employing women past their child bearing years. They won’t go on maternity leave. Or perhaps that is a case for not employing women of child bearing years. And they won’t need period days either. Oh that’s another case for not employing women of child bearing years. Andrew M March 3, 2016 at 2:45 pm Beta males are invisible too. Not a single woman has signed up for my works Dungeons & Dragons society. Jim March 3, 2016 at 2:58 pm @Andrew M: precisely. Just because a small % of older men get to be the big panjandrums in charge of things doesn’t mean that the vast majority of older men aren’t just as invisible at work as women are complaining about being. I think every man reaches an age where he realises that he’s not going to be chairman of the board or even anywhere near the board, and accepts his lot in life. And usually takes up some sort of hobby to have some sort of focus in life. Theophrastus March 3, 2016 at 6:02 pm Ecksy Don’t forget the parasitic underclass that you and IanB make excuses for. Tim Newman March 3, 2016 at 6:44 pm I think every man reaches an age where he realises that he’s not going to be chairman of the board or even anywhere near the board, and accepts his lot in life. And usually takes up some sort of hobby to have some sort of focus in life. True dat. Ian B March 3, 2016 at 7:28 pm I don’t remember any parasitic underclass wrecking the economy in 2008. That was the well spoken people in suits, determined to live the good life without producing anything, except worthless debt contracts. john77 March 3, 2016 at 8:20 pm @ Ian B The parasitic underclass in California (well, mostly California) who falsified documents to obtain mortgages to buy houses in the hope of making a windfall gain if prices kept rising but had neither the intention nor the means to ever repay those mortgages caused the banking crash. The naivety of Wall Streeters who lived in states where mortgages were not non-recourse compounded the problem but the root cause was the parasitic underclass. You should consult a good doctor to see what remedies are available for memory loss. Mr Ecks March 3, 2016 at 8:32 pm Theo/IanB: And the long term work of political and bureaucratic scum (The Bottler being an especially capable latterday Angel of Economic Death) including lots of patronising BluLabour creeps going all the way back to the days of Atlee. Indeed with a bit of house-crossing to the days of Lloyd-George. Only too pleased to keep the proles happy with a few hand outs and as always too dim to see the consequences beyond the end of their noses. You should really have been an MP Theo. No forget it. I’m getting nasty in my old age. I’ll soon be nasty enough to be join either or both of the main parties if I keep going at this rate. John 77–You cite facts but distort the overall picture. How in the hell would bums have acquired loans they could not service in a free market where the banks would have to take the consequences of their actions. The scum of the state demanded those loans be made available and created the entire “we will save you from failure/collapse”culture. FDIC (how apt an acronym) and many other govt promises to protect people from their own stupidity were around long before some media puke coined the “too big to fail” line. Thus encouraging and creating a climate of ever greater stupidity and instability. As Stephen Molyneux observes “In a situation where you go into a casino and the state promises that you can keep anything you win and anything you lose will be covered by the government –what is the likely outcome?”. Reckless stupidity perhaps? Rob March 3, 2016 at 9:23 pm What are we meant to do until the age of 67? Whinge? Rob March 3, 2016 at 9:34 pm john77 You can’t blame them for trying. Over here, good middle class people are loading themselves with mortgages which will cripple them if rates go up to even normal historical levels. Peopke respond to incentives, even poor people, so when the government and their proxies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac open the sweet shop to everyone they responded. Bloke in North Dorset March 3, 2016 at 9:45 pm In my experience women who’ve successfully raised a family make excellent office managers, especially when the office is full of young men. With a bit of training they can become good project managers as well. As to who’s to blame for the crash this is a good start http://youtu.be/XMKKHUIwmNw So Much For Subtlety March 3, 2016 at 10:44 pm Andrew M – “Beta males are invisible too. Not a single woman has signed up for my works Dungeons & Dragons society.” Ha! Too true. Life is unfair. If you look at boys and girls in the play ground they have little time for each other. Their interests are too different. Their modes of play and even communication are not the same. They segregate. Then at some point the hormones kick in and suddenly boys and girls become interested in each other. Even to the point grown up sensible adults will listen to a pretty girl talk about her work with disabled Ethiopian Llamas all evening in the hope of getting a leg over. Then the hormones go away. Women reach that age when they are no longer sexually interesting and we realise how utterly dull so many conversations actually are. For some unfortunate boys their hormones might kick in but girls remain utterly uninterested in them and their D&D kits. Luckily these boys have Japanese cartoons. So when a women hits 35 or so, she had better be able to survive on her talents and wit – something few women have had much practice at all their lives – or she will become invisible to men. Which at least solves the problem of what they are going to do. They can learn to play Dungeons and Dragons. Roue le Jour March 4, 2016 at 5:55 am I think every man reaches an age where he realises that he’s not going to be chairman of the board or even anywhere near the board, and accepts his lot in life. And usually takes up some sort of hobby to have some sort of focus in life. Aaaand… here we all are. John Galt March 4, 2016 at 6:44 am Actually there is a case for employing women past their child bearing years. They won’t go on maternity leave. The problem here being that a lot of them are somewhat bitter and vindictive about it and therefore violate rule #1 of most small and medium sized enterprises (those most threatened by the costs of pregnancy), which is “Don’t employ thieves or cunts”. Aaaand… here we all are. As Chairman of the Board of my company I’m not sure I appreciate that remark. Then again I’m also chief cook and bottle-washer. We’re a very tight knit organisation. 🙂 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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