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2005-03-01 12:08:14 PM
Nice Headline, Submitter!
 
2005-03-01 12:11:43 PM
I think this is a good idea. My mom and father-in-law are both over 50 and looking for jobs. It gets really difficult to find something good when you're that age.
 
2005-03-01 12:15:11 PM
what are you talking about? they can be the old lasy who stands at the entrance to wal*mart, or be the old lady who takes ten goddamn minutes to look at my driver's license so i can get into Original Sin.

/its the same goddamned old lady here in sioux city.
 
2005-03-01 12:16:07 PM
Food Complainer and turn signal operator are still available.
 
2005-03-01 12:17:10 PM
We are looking for someone to head up the department in charge of telling the rest of us how it was when they were young.
 
2005-03-01 12:27:46 PM
Director of the Barefoot Uphill Bothway Walker Association needs your application.
 
2005-03-01 12:30:45 PM
KitWilly Food complainer and turn signal operator are still available.

*wipes tears*

that was beautiful
 
2005-03-01 12:38:54 PM
Sure, because everyone over 50 hates kids and can't drive.

/asshat submitter
 
2005-03-01 12:41:39 PM
I'll get even with you whippersnappers for this. I will, I tell you.
 
2005-03-01 12:58:50 PM
They should just provide a link straight to The Home Depot careers section.
 
2005-03-01 01:15:29 PM
whatshisname

They should just provide a link straight to The Home Depot careers section.

Way back when I worked there, there was a man in his mid-70's who oversaw the tool corral area. One of my cohorts thought it would be funny to write some stuff on the older man's orange apron as a joke.

So the poor guy walked around for a couple weeks without realizing that, just below his slightly bulging waistline, was "I don't know what I'm talking about" and "Ask me about my tool"

/just awful
 
2005-03-01 01:21:33 PM
Why does the American Association for Retired People need a job site?
 
2005-03-01 01:26:55 PM
I always wondered how rest stop employees get hired.
 
2005-03-01 04:48:31 PM
Those seniors, they do like to shirk.
Their laziness is quite the quirk.
So what if you're tired?
Apply and get hired!
Let's put the retired to WORK!

This sucks. What ever happened to enjoying your Golden Years?
 
2005-03-01 04:58:47 PM
To bad the old folks down here can't get paid for moderating the traffic speed. They are either going 15 miles an hour below the limit or causing accidents that slow the traffic.
 
2005-03-01 06:53:48 PM
What, Wal-Mart Greeter isn't the first thing that comes to mind?
 
2005-03-01 06:54:23 PM
Should also include link to Wal-Mart. As I approach 60, my days as a network engineer are coming to an end ( whether I like it or not, probably). I see my future career in either Sams-place or Costco.
 
2005-03-01 06:54:58 PM
Now then, let's not be hatin' on us 50-somethings.
I'm dealing with some tough things physically,
but I'm a productive guy doing a day's work and then
some. Ya get this far, you know a thing or two.
 
2005-03-01 06:58:11 PM
Ah, I love that old person/lawn cliche.

"You damn kids get off my lawn!" *shakes fist*

/it just isn't complete without the fist-shaking
 
2005-03-01 07:01:22 PM
C'm here, submitter, and lemme git a good lookacha--within the range of my cane...
 
2005-03-01 07:03:50 PM
Submitter

You, ma'am, are a very, very funny woman.

Unless you are a man.
 
2005-03-01 07:04:26 PM
Hey, submitter, ease up there. I'll be 50 in 15 years--and still be able to kick your ass :)
 
2005-03-01 07:04:53 PM
When I was young, we had to breathe shiat. Pure shiat; we didn't have fancy stuff like air to breathe. And we liked it. We used to pay the boss. Heck, we had to pay just to go to work. We paid our own salaires and the bosses' too. And we liked it. We thought it was funny. We had to wear wool sweaters all summer long. Yep, breathin shiat, payin the boss, and sweatin' it in a wool sweater. And we liked it.

.
 
2005-03-01 07:06:42 PM
So I take it headline voting didn't work.
 
2005-03-01 07:08:09 PM
safeinsane: I'll hit the big 5-0 in 6 yrs. My cane will be battle-ready by then. So get ready,man. ;)
 
2005-03-01 07:08:13 PM
Yep, the day you turn 50 you're a doddering fool knocking at death's door. WTF, submitter?
 
2005-03-01 07:09:52 PM
So I take it headline voting didn't work.

it just led to crap articles with kickass headlines..in otherwords, nothing changed on Fark.
 
2005-03-01 07:12:53 PM
When I was your age, the Internets was just text. No pichers, except for alt.binaries.yo.mommma's.hiney. We didn't have any fancy shiat like links to click on. And we liked it. And there waddun no Fark yet. We had to grep everything. And we liked it. We thought it was funny.

.
 
2005-03-01 07:13:30 PM
In defense of the submitter, I hate kids and I'm only 30.
 
2005-03-01 07:16:08 PM
50's jussssst a wee bit early for some of this. Of course you can't blame AARP for dipping down that low into the meat of the population, all the better to expand their influence.
 
2005-03-01 07:17:35 PM
Yeah, I'm the meat portion of the almost-50 population. Big meat.

.
 
2005-03-01 07:19:08 PM
We used to have a machine that made duplicates of typed pages. We called it a dit-to machine. Had a big crank on it. And we liked it. Man, that ditto fluid packed a killer buzz. And we thought it was funny. Yep.

.
 
2005-03-01 07:19:21 PM
In defense of the submitter and retro128, I hate kids and I'm only 24.

On another topic, there seems to be a lot of defense in this thread about one's abilities at this age.

/old people are no good at everything (moe)
 
2005-03-01 07:19:51 PM
"Yep, the day you turn 50 you're a doddering fool knocking at death's door. WTF, "

No, that happens with your first teenager.
 
2005-03-01 07:22:52 PM
You're supposed to hate kids at 24. They scare the shiat out of you. Imagine this horrible killjoy emerging from the pleasure zone. What's up with that. But by the time you are 40, you konw you won't evet be young again. Kids look wonderful to you. They're your link to the past. By the time you are seventy, you might well be sick of 'em again, having raised enough of them.

Perhaps the most annoying thing about kids is the extent to which they remind us of what hideous brats we used to be.

.
 
2005-03-01 07:22:58 PM
MaxxLarge

This sucks. What ever happened to enjoying your Golden Years?

That is so 20 years ago. In America, you can forget about your company/government taking care of you. If you don't have enough saved by the time you are ready to retire, you can look forward to working 'till you die and even then in poverty. It's already starting, just think on what it will be like in another 20 years.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-riskshift3oct10,1,4792299.story?coll=la- util-nationworld-nation&ctrack=2&cset=true

Use BugMeNot to get pst the registration badness.
 
2005-03-01 07:25:35 PM
On another topic, there seems to be a lot of defense in this thread about one's abilities at this age.

For good reason. At 24 you can live more than your life to this point all over again before hitting 50. In ten more years you'll have lived more than twice your remaining years to the big 5-0. Even if they don't dwell on it in quite those terms most people adopt a perspective running along that line.
 
2005-03-01 07:27:10 PM
is this the same AARP that wants to force our kids to become gay and loves saddam hussein and wants all american soldiers to die horrible firey deaths?

ooooh...I just don't trust em.

/drinking the koolade & eating the pablum
 
2005-03-01 07:36:52 PM
Don't mock AARP. I just got my card 3 weeks ago and have all ready saved $350. Now you kids stay off my lawn.........
 
2005-03-01 07:37:32 PM
Hey, make fun of AARP all you want, but since I'm still living at home and still on my parents car insurance (through AARP) I only have to pay like $150 a year in car insurance.
 
2005-03-01 07:50:02 PM
I've been getting mailings to join AARP for 3+ years now and I'm only 38.
 
2005-03-01 07:53:01 PM
Just in time...my mother's getting pretty pissed off with her job after 20(?) years of working there.

/she loves AARP
//just turned 50, looks 35
 
2005-03-01 07:56:58 PM
KatieLou1118:

Hey, make fun of AARP all you want, but since I'm still living at home and still on my parents car insurance (through AARP) I only have to pay like $150 a year in car insurance.

Can you send me an e-mail (or answer via the forum, whichever you feel comfortable with) on how you managed to pull this off? I'd love to know.

/Mom is an AARP member
//I drive, but not my own car
///can't afford the insurance AND car payments
 
2005-03-01 08:04:11 PM
DistendedPendulusFrenulum:

We used to have a machine that made duplicates of typed pages. We called it a dit-to machine. Had a big crank on it. And we liked it. Man, that ditto fluid packed a killer buzz. And we thought it was funny. Yep.


Damn, I remember those crank-type ditto machines...with the purple ink that splotched everywhere and the stink on the paper when you got your quiz...

/good times, good times
//annoyed w/ submitter for presuming everyone who hits 50 must hate kids and drive poorly
 
2005-03-01 08:17:11 PM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the USA Next campaign to paint the AARP as anti-troops and pro-gay marriage.
 
2005-03-01 08:26:06 PM



Welcome to The New Republican Cruelty there sonny.
 
2005-03-01 08:50:32 PM
Main Entry: irony
Pronunciation: 'I-r&-nE also 'I(-&)r-nE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -nies
Etymology: Latin ironia, from Greek eirOnia, from eirOn dissembler
1. Setting up a web site seeking to eliminate age decrimination and trying to prevent those under the age of 50 using it to find a job.
 
2005-03-01 09:17:42 PM
Now that the same people who financed the swift boat liars are starting a smear campaign against AARP (how they loved them when they backed the Medicaid bill) I think I will finally join up. And if you damn kids dont like they way I drive, stay the hell away from the Farmers Market.
 
2005-03-01 09:24:19 PM
"New Generation of Dynamic, Can-Do Seniors Taking Second Jobs"

As usual, The Onion beats us to the punch. Foiled again!
 
2005-03-01 09:27:00 PM
These guys aren't fooling around.
 
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