You can always rely on Janet Street Porter for telling it like it is. Look at her wonderful article in the Independent where she argues that we need older workers as they know everything. I just reproduce her final paragraph from her piece below.
"We can't allow the workplace to be run according to the mantra that youth is the key to the future. Youth is like a rudderless ship. What the workforce needs – when employers start hiring again – is a balance that reflects all generations, so new members of staff can learn from those who've been around a bit longer. When you're planning a garden you don't chuck out the mature trees and shrubs and fill it with cheap bedding plants that won't last the winter – and the workplace is no different."
Right on Janet!
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