In a long-term consultancy, or with an in-house IT staff position, the hours can be difficult for an older person. However, perseverance, a good work ethic, openness and honesty with clients, and the other characteristics in the article are much more important than age. One that was not mentioned is flexibility. Some clients have schedules that are as crazy and unpredictable as we do. You have to be able to roll with the punches. Some young people are unable or unwilling to do that, or try to save face instead of being open. I have problems with the statement in the article that, ".... sometimes you have to lie ..." Aside from the fact that it is morally wrong, it is also eventually going to blow up in your face if you do that.
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