On A Claire Day by Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett

On A Claire Day

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  1. rshive

    rshive said, 6 months ago

    It’s all in the perspective. Looking back from my (old) years, I can remember when the high school kids looked big.

  2. LadyChel

    LadyChel said, 6 months ago

    AGH, Mila, you’re killing me! March isn’t far enough away from me : /
    -
    And exactly rshive. I especially remember how young those freshies looked as a senior too, yet they were only a few years younger. Now, 3-4 years doesn’t seem like much of a difference :P.

  3. cbrsarah

    cbrsarah said, 6 months ago

    Denying someone a job who is willing and able due to age is age discrimination. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to prove. Because of the economy, when companies downsized, the first to lay off were older people. If they qualified for early retirement from the company, they got their pensions. If they didn’t, they were out looking for jobs but quite a few weren’t hired. Some when they reached the age to qualify for early SS, they went that route because they had no choice. Also, people looking for work were sometimes told they were overqualified for the position they were considering. How can anyone be overqualified? It’s probably the most idiotic statement to make. If they are willing to consider the position, they should be given the chance.

  4. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    I started my SS at 65 (which was then the normal time) and my employer got to pay only the necessary supplement for Medicare, but I still got laid off (not for my age, but because the boss wanted another with a P.E. (to sign his drawings so he could take more Vacay). I manage OK with that money and my various IRAs.


    And age DIFFERENCE? My new man is only 70 (six years younger) but it doesn’t matter at all.

  5. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Yeah watch it Mila!

  6. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 6 months ago

    Claire’s gotta start thinking of her biological clock.

  7. ProfessorKid

    ProfessorKid said, 6 months ago

    @LadyChel

    Sounds like this one hits too close to home for you… ; ))

  8. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Hire the old lady. In restaurants the turnover of younger people is horrid. Older workers are reliably on time, don’t call in sick as much, and don’t quit over petty grievances. Employees hired at age 40 or older stay on the job an average of 8.7 years, compared to less than 8 months for people under 25.

  9. LadyChel

    LadyChel said, 6 months ago

    @ProfessorKid

    Well, I’ll be 29, but that’s close enough! I don’t want to go any further!
    Reminds me of the quote: Today is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be. That was in the strip Pearls Before Swine about a week ago :P

  10. ProfessorKid

    ProfessorKid said, 6 months ago

    @LadyChel

    Don’t worry about it, if anyone asks, just tell them: “Old enough to know better, but too young to care!” ; )) P.s. Love Pearls!!

  11. Chirp

    Chirp GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    I tell ‘em I’m old enough to know what I’m doing and still young enough to do it. And I amaze even the young men.

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