How old is old?

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Will Paul get a job at age 65?

Poll ended at Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:45 pm

Yes
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Not Likely
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Total votes: 4

pthompson4
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How old is old?

Unread postby pthompson4 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:45 pm

I am beginning to think my age will prevent me from getting a job teaching English as a second language. Being 65 can be frustrating because generally people tend to think your brain doesn't work anymore and you can't walk very far. Neither is true, I assure you. Any comments for me to ponder?

Paul :shock:

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old age? what is it?

Unread postby janerandom » Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:39 am

Dear Paul,
Someone said: 'There is no old age, there is, as there always was, just you."
I think there is no old age - it all depends on you!
It might be a challenge at times. It's easy to be young when you're twenty or thirty. But being young when you're fifty or sixty it's not that easy - but when you succeed it's a great achievement.
Not to mention what you have learned by experience, which is an invaluable treasure worth to share.
Put value on what you have to say and give and forget what the others might think.
kind regards,
Paola

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Unread postby denisss20000 » Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:16 pm

I think you should give it a try anyway. With longer life expectancy and all that I'm sure it'll be the norm soon to stay working until into our 70s so think of yourself as a pioneer!

pthompson4
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Very Cool

Unread postby pthompson4 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:16 pm

I have received a firm job offer. It could be an outstanding experience. Thanks to those who supported me.

Paul
Considering TESOL somewhere


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