- Posted October 6, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The new American job: Part time?
Age Discrimination Lives
When I closed my law practice to go to work for TSA I was secure in the knowledge that I was licensed to practice law in three states, had argued before my state's court of appeals and Supreme Court, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, had an impeccable record, and excellent trial skills. When the job with TSA fell through, I sent out 100 resumes which resulted in 1 interview, where I was offered $15.00 an hour to do research. I chose to go to work for Starbucks instead starting at 20 hours per week. After 2 years I am a shift supervisor working 35 hours per week. Age discrimination is alive and thriving, fertilized by the high unemployment rate.