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Over 50's - Office job described as energetic

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Over 50s Money Saving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Over 50s Money Saving
Just a quick query.
If you are in your 50's would you be put off an office described as 'energetic with daily deadlines which must be met'. It states quite clearly the ability to work under pressure.
I am a returner to work and perhaps my judgement is not as it should be. Perhaps, this would suite better a younger person. However, in saying that i have worked in a similar role!

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  • Sounds like telesales/cold calling.

    Run for the hills.
  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    Sounds like an advert designed to evade ageism. They clearly want a younger person.
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    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
  • elsienelsien Forumite
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    This ^^^

    That was my instant impression as well.
    Doesn't mean you shouldn't go for it. But if it's an office full of twenty somethings don't be surprised if you get knocked back.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
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    elsien wrote: »
    This ^^^

    But if it's an office full of twenty somethings don't be surprised if you get knocked back.
    Thank you for the replies. You've back up what I've been thinking.
  • tacpot12tacpot12 Forumite
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    If you want the job, apply and if offered an interview, mention that you like working in offices with mostly young people as you enjoy their energy. :-)
    The comments I post are my personal opinion. While I try to check everything is correct before posting, I can and do make mistakes, so always try to check official information sources before relying on my posts.
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    Are there are contact details with the ad? If so, try giving them a call to get more information.
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