Let’s start a dialogue about fairness in the workplace for the active baby boomer!

Posts by JoAnne

When are we “too old” to be productive in the workplace?

“For employees at the Vita Needle Co., turning 70 or 80 or even 100 doesn’t mean a retirement party; it means a coffee break with a birthday cake – and then getting back to work…. “ Vita In The Boston Globe 3/31/2012, by Katie Johnston There is a small company in central Massachusetts where the average…

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Is 80 The New Retirement Age? Many Americans Think So. What do the Employers Think?

This is the title of a recent Forbes article! The article cites a Wells Fargo Survey of affluent Americans.  According to the survey, “The concept of ‘retirement age’ is going the way of the typewriter, another 20th-century relic that has been made irrelevant by changing circumstances.” Concerns about having enough for retirement are driving this sentiment.  The…

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Did you know?

Boomer Stats… 76 million babies were born during the baby boom from 1946 to 1964 2010 census: ages 46-64 total baby boomer population 74,550,112 2008 election: baby boomer total population 77,097,000; 72,206,000 were citizens; 53,851,000 or 75% reported registered to vote; 49,625,000 or 69% reported to have voted 2009: highest percent population of baby boomers…

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The Genesis

Over several decades I’ve held a variety of positions in large corporations. As I got older, I realized that the divide was no longer across gender lines as I had experienced throughout most of my career; it was in fact – Age! The Gender gap in the workplace was familiar to me, however I soon…

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The Boomer Effect

A Baby Boomer is a person born during the Post WW II demographic birth boom. Seventy-six million American babies were born between 1946 and 1964. The baby boom cohort represents 26% of the total population. However, by the end of the birth boom in 1964, some 42 percent of the population was in this group.…

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