Baby boomers are taking on ageism — and losing

Lydia DePillis, The Washington Post:

In a weak economy, companies are sometimes all too happy to dump veteran employees, with their higher health-care costs and legacy pensions, for younger ones who expect neither.

Not a problem for me — yet. At 55, maybe I’m not old enough for ageism to be an issue. And I’m blessed with good genes.

Keeping physically fit helps limit age discrimination. You move like a younger person. But you can’t do anything about your genes.

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