Jack...I loved the article but you're way off on the age thing. I'm thinking that you added that little piece to make the article more "interesting" and/or more controversial. If you knew people half as good as you seem to think, you would know your age comments were inappropriate and a truly large, steaming pile of horse shiattte.
Here's my argument:
1) I'm 56. I've had a GREAT career in IT. Didn't start until I was 40. I was in the Airlines before. My career is going great right now as a College Instructor and an IT Professional. I enjoy a very healthy relationship with Contractors and Companies of all kinds. They call me ALL of the time....thank you very much.
2) My sister is 50. She works for the Army Corps of Engineers. She makes KILLER money as a Sys Admin site lead. She's an MCSE and a full fledged employee of Lockheed-Martin. He future looks nothing but bright.
3) My sisters husband is 52. He is an IT Professional also. He's very good and very current on his skills & Certs. Contractors are all over him all of the time. In fact, he's talking to one as I write this.
4) One of my best friends works for IBM. He's an IT Professional also. He's 63. GREAT guy and still smart as a whip.
Shall I go on? I do have more examples but I think you get the drift. You're very wrong about the age thing. Please don't write stuff like that anymore. It doesn't represent you or Tech Republic very well. Plus...it's just plain inaccurate information. Other than that...I love your articles. I read them all of the time.
Paul - Atlanta
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