Older Workers

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Older Workers in the Workplace
Terry May Jr.

California College San Diego

SOC400 Sociology of Aging
March 7, 2015
Carolyn Toth, MS

Older Workers in the Workplace “Negative stereotypes of the older worker still persist. The older worker is thought to be prone to accidents or illness, to have a high absenteeism rate, to have a slow reaction time, and to possess faulty judgment” (Hillier & Barrow, 2012, p. 199, par. 4). The idea that older workers are always absent and getting sick and injured and cannot keep up with younger employees is completely wrong. In Z-Ultimate the young have problems keeping up with the old, due to the line of work the older workers have to do the same workouts, teaching, training, and business practices as the younger workers. In Z-Ultimate age is valued as wisdom, kind of how the world use to view the older/elderly. The older workers must work with students and coworkers of all ages, thus getting rid of the whole older workers and younger workers cannot get along statements.
Training
“Older workers lack physical strength and endurance” (Hillier & Barrow, 2012, p. 199, par. 6). In the martial arts line of work all instructors are also students. No matter if you are age 15 or age 115, you are still required to do the same workout as everybody else. In order to rank up in martial arts, you have to work just as hard as everyone else. Regardless of age, if you are a Sensei, Master, or Grand Master, you still do workouts and training. Surprisingly, the older instructors can usually do more strength and endurance training because they have been doing martial arts for a long period of time.
Teaching
“Older workers do not mix well with younger workers- they tend to be grouchy” (Hillier & Barrow, 2012, p. 199, par. 8). When it comes to teaching the martial arts, a lot of the times the older instructors are the best…...

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