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Too old, or too expensive?

This next topic has taken a fair amount of time to work through because the research available has been a bit overwhelming and finding the best way to be inclusive of it all has proven time consuming. The best approach will be to break it down into smaller parts and introduce topics and studies as they are applicable. After announcing this blog and the goal of helping others understand how to work through being unemployed, and the application processes for unemployment as well as healthcare, but that it should also cover some of the more personal side of being unemployed. One of the areas that was mentioned was ageism. This is not always an easy topic to discuss but it is prevalent in many industries and in two ways: employees being viewed as too old and therefore too expensive, or not enough experience to be paid at the employees’ expected level. I personally cannot speak to being let go due to age, but have met with many that have found themselves in that positi