What is Ageism?
Discrimination in the Job Market.
Vulnerability in Dependency: Problems of the Young.
Respect your Elders
In the workplace the elderly can experience age discrimination from younger coworkers about working slowly and not being up to date on the latest technology. Because things like social media and advanced uses of the internet didn't become popular until later in their life it can be hard for them to learn how to use all the new devices in an effective way, making it hard for them to work. Many people over the age of 65 are encouraged or even forced into retirement to make way for the youth in the workplace.
While age discrimination is becoming more common for the elderly some older people can still have positive experiences working with the youth. As one classmate shared, she enjoys working with people up to two decades younger than her because she can share with them lessons that she had to learn the hard way in hopes that they don't make the same mistakes. Her experiences show hope for both the young and old that more people can respect each other despite age and that we can learn from everyone.
Working as an Intern without compensation
Internships are beneficial experiences that provide a practical side of education that offers a different aspect than in classrooms. There are many college students who are willing to have an internship experience during vacation. Internship experiences are kind of an important part in order to find a job after graduation. So, catching a chance of internship experience is not easy because of the high competition. Many companies exploit young college students without compensation of their efforts for those companies. Even though they are inexperienced, companies have to take care of them and they should be paid at least minimum wage because they decided to employ them as an intern for the company. Here is an actual story that happened few months ago. The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation. A college student from New Zealand who got employed as an intern by the United Nations could not afford rent in Geneva so he lived in a tent while working at the United Nations. I could not imagine how these things could happen in our modern society. Companies that provide unpaid internship have to reform the policy about how they treat interns.