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    • pearl123
    • By pearl123 23rd Apr 19, 9:30 AM
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    Over 50's - Office job described as energetic
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    • 23rd Apr 19, 9:30 AM
    Over 50's - Office job described as energetic 23rd Apr 19 at 9:30 AM
    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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    • lewishardwick
    • By lewishardwick 23rd Apr 19, 9:53 AM
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    • 23rd Apr 19, 9:53 AM
    Sounds like telesales/cold calling.

    Run for the hills.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 24th Apr 19, 7:29 AM
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    • 24th Apr 19, 7:29 AM
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    • 24th Apr 19, 7:29 AM
    Sounds like an advert designed to evade ageism. They clearly want a younger person.
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • elsien
    • By elsien 24th Apr 19, 7:38 AM
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    • 24th Apr 19, 7:38 AM
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    • 24th Apr 19, 7:38 AM
    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.
    • pearl123
    • By pearl123 24th Apr 19, 8:24 AM
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    • 24th Apr 19, 8:24 AM
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    • 24th Apr 19, 8:24 AM
    This ^^^

    But if it's an office full of twenty somethings don't be surprised if you get knocked back.
    Originally posted by elsien
    Thank you for the replies. You've back up what I've been thinking.
    • tacpot12
    • By tacpot12 24th Apr 19, 8:51 AM
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    • 24th Apr 19, 8:51 AM
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    • 24th Apr 19, 8:51 AM
    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 check official information sources before relying on my posts.
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 30th Apr 19, 7:23 AM
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    • 30th Apr 19, 7:23 AM
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    • 30th Apr 19, 7:23 AM
    Are there are contact details with the ad? If so, try giving them a call to get more information.
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