First steps in the Hi-Tech sales world

December 25, 2007

Logan’s Run

Filed under: funny, humor, Personal, Startup, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , — . @ 1:34 pm

We have a new employee in R&D. The guy walked into the room to introduce himself. He’s about the same age as my dad. White hair, wrinkled skin, heavy glasses. This definitely stood out in a company that has an average age of about 30. All of a sudden I felt very strange. What is this guy doing here? I really felt that he doesn’t belong.
But why?
Why does this industry treat older people this badly? I am sure that if 2 equal people compete over the same job in this business, the younger one gets the job. It seems like we have entered our own version of Logan’s run (Check out the movie if you never saw it). What will happen to us once this glorious youth has passed? Do we get tossed into the volcano?
We have become a society that worships youth. We have forgotten to appreciate the wisdom and experience that older people bring. And we are the ones that will pay for this when we are a bit older, and find that we are no longer the hot stuff we thought we are. This is the only reason our generation fears growing old so much.

This is what the world is going to look like in 20 years:

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  1. In my older days as a project manager in R&D I had two interesting interviews trying to recruit people:
    The first one was for a man with children my age. It was very hard to “test” someone who had more years of experience than breathing years for me.
    The second one was for a boy that was the age of my little sister – I couldn’t keep from thinking if he would be a good match for her or not (he was irrelevant for my profile but good nonetheless).

    In my age (31), I am starting to fear that nagging feeling of getting too old. I hope than in my (real) old age, I will still be valued in this crazy industry.

    Comment by Tsahi Levent-Levi — December 25, 2007 @ 3:02 pm

  2. I believe we have about 5 years to get a real serious status in our career, or we will be lost in the void forever. Doomed to Wander the earth, with searching eyes and useless lunch cards.

    Comment by thebeginner — December 26, 2007 @ 8:21 am

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