Employment Discrimination – Too Old to Work

Employment discrimination in any form is a problem, true it exists but we need to rise above it in any way we can. Another type of discrimination is Age Discrimination, it crosses all economic and social boundaries, it is equally cruel to all races and both genders.

Big business uses our age against us when we apply for employment, they make us hide the years of experience we have, they make us ashamed for having the years we have, they are using tactics that can not be defined as employment discrimination, but it is employment discrimination none the less. This wave of Age Discrimination is sly and corporate HR uses veiled tactics to exclude older unemployed workers.

How can American businesses think that older workers are less valuable than the students right out of college. True they have a nice new degree. I have twenty five years doing the job you will probably hire the new graduate to do. The only reason to come to mind is MONEY, the new graduates will start for less money then I made before becoming unemployed. Les experience equals less salary, that is corporate america in a nutshell.

The sneaky thing is that they use veiled advertisements and coded questions to weed out the experienced worker in a way that will not appear to be employment discrimination, but we know it is at any rate.

Even if you somehow get an interview HR can dismiss you with the line “We will be in touch” as if we had a chance to get a job that we are ultimately qualified to do.

Even the blind men on capitol hill have had someone point out to them that older workers are facing employment discrimination and remaining on unemployment in higher numbers and for extended lengths of time, losing both their income and their health benefits.

Because corporate America wants to save a few bucks. This is criminal. Bailout, corporate America knows that word very well, government bailed out business, from the auto makers to the banks and who knows how many more individuals with charitable foundations and the like.

I think at fifty two I am a better worker then I was in my twenties, my focus has changed from girls night out and drinking to home and quality of life although the current state of the economy I may revisit the drinking. I enjoy doing a great job. I put energy into everything I do. I excel at work, I like working and have a great deal of experience in varying types of work.

I can do much more than be a bagger at the store or a greeter. Don’t tell me I would be bored working in a lesser job then I had a few years ago, I’m bored now I’m unemployed. Besides even if I was bored you wouldn’t need to worry about me leaving for a better opportunity because employment discrimination and the economy have made certain there are no jobs for me to go and get.

Nokia N76 – Seriously Beautiful

Can intelligence meet art? Nokia says ‘yes’, as it presents before the audience the Nokia N76. The handset comes in a sleek, loud fashionable red – black colour, and gives a tough competition to the RAZR series. The bold looks is complimented well with the advance ergonomics, making Nokia N76 a good example of style and technology. And the device has gained such popularity that the famous singer Travis now collaborates with it. Though the device has been marketed for its multimedia prowess, its design is also worth a mention. For, Nokia N76 takes inspiration from its competitors and optimises it to present a beautiful package.

The attractive clamshell comes with a mirror-like finish in the top panel, and exudes a brilliant shine. The feel is further optimized by a high resolution screen (though a little small as compared to the space available). For easy access to music, the Nokia N76 includes quick-access multimedia playback buttons below the LCD. And the users can operate the keys, without really opening the device. Nokia N76 also comes with customizable multimedia keys, which can be configured as per the frequently used multimedia programs.

Inside, the Nokia N76 is occupied with a RAZR like keypad- flat, aesthetically pleasing and very impressive. When you move into a darker environment, an ambient light sensor will activate the keypad’s backlight in a shade of brilliant blue. This makes the handset very exciting.

But the handset does have a major designing flaw. Where on one side, the 3.5mm slot on the top edge saves the headset connector from protruding from the sides of the pocket, on the other it restricts the top lid of the clamshell from opening fully when the headset is plugged in. Which means if you have an incoming call, when you are listening to your favourite track, you first have to unplug your headset, and the receive the call. Also, the lack of spring mechanism makes the Nokia N76 little shy to open fully. Which means the clamshell needs the care of both hands to open fully.

Other attraction of Nokia N76 includes Series 60 platform prowess, quad band GSM, 3G, 2MP camera, multimedia player and 26MB of internal memory.

How Can a Busy Mom Get Time for Fitness?

Are You a mom? Do You Have Time for Fitness? Moms really have a tough time. They are the cook, the maid, the taxi driver, the teacher, the referee, and the list could go on. If you're a mom, you know how to get things done for everyone else, but chances are, you do not take care of you. In the day where children keep parents on the go, it is hard to do the things you'd like to do.

School schedules, car pools and after school activities combined with household chores and a full-time job does not allow for much time to exercise and workout. However, that excuse is no longer good enough. Today's mom knows how to get things done. They can squeeze in a last minute dentist appointment for little Tamie and show up without a moment to spare for a class play that little Tommy forgot to mention. Super mom can always find time to do whatever needs to be done to run a happy home for all of the occupants. So the "I do not have time" does not fly anymore. In fact, moms everywhere should be embarrassed to use the excuse when a real mom knows, if you really want to do something it's like that Divine Sisterhood stuff, scoot on over, because here comes mom!

It is important to take care of yourself. Plenty of rest and exercise should be before one of those little things that you mark on the calendar and do. In fact, do it now. Mark in your day planner or on the dry-erase board your "me-time." Then, dust off that tennis racket and head on out for the courts with one of your girlfriends, or join a Fitness Center, or take up walking for overall health and fitness. Procrastination is a word that has no meaning for moms wanting to do something nice for their children, the same should apply for what you want or need to do.

Flexibility and diversification is a nice thing. Diversify your workout schedule to include solo walks, tennis matches with girlfriends, and horseback riding with your husband. Be creative in planning your week ahead. If you know that on Monday you have to pick up your daughter from school at 3:00, but your son gets out at 2:30, make proper use of your time and throw your Nike shoes in a gym bag and walk while you wait . If your daughter has a volleyball practice 25 minutes across town at the high school, then take your swimsuit and use the school's swimming pool to swim laps. Most schools do not mind if you call ahead and some even offer free swims on certain days of the week.

The most important thing for you to remember is that because you are a mom, you may have to jump in and take advantage of a thirty-minute window just to have time to exercise. Be prepared for those opportunities and learn to expect the unexpected and take care to use the time wisely. If your son's football practice is held over 45 minutes, continue walking around the track until you hear the sweetest words in the world, "MOM, I'm ready to go!" You can accomplish what you want, even as a busy mom.

How Social Media Is Affecting Current Fashions and Trends

In the past, the fashion world has seemed like a place out of reach to the general public. A mysterious place; which only the rich and famous could be part of. These days, however, thanks to the revolution of social media, this world has opened up, and everyone can join in and share experiences. Social media has had a huge impact on fashions and trends.

One of the leading examples of social media which has affected fashion is blogging. The demand for blogging has increased immensely over the past few years, and more people are becoming involved in this way of connecting with each other. Fashion bloggers report on the latest fashions and trends via relevant websites, before they reach magazines, and interestingly, now now see bloggers sitting in the front row of catwalk shows. A place which was previously reserved for only celebrities and designers. The reason there is such a huge interest in this form of social media, is not only because we can usually refer to the writer, but also because they have the ability to report on the latest trends immediately after the shows have taken place. This diminishes the need to wait weeks or months on magazines being published, or websites updated. It also gives us a platform to interact and communicate with each other.

Popular websites such as Facebook, twitter and YouTube have also had a tremendous influence on ladies fashion and current trends. Top designers such as Burberry and Louis Vuitton have used these types of social media to stream live catwalk shows as they happen, which enable viewers to tell each other about the latest fashion before it reaches the shops. It is also a way to communicate directly with designers, which increases their awareness of what looks are popular and what fashion enthusiasts are interested in. It enables people to feel connected and express their opinions. It also allows people to have a direct influence on fashion trends, and know their views are valued. Designers are also developing ways for viewers to make instant clothing purchases, during these live performances.

Fashion dedicated sites such as Polyvore and Chitopia have in-built forums, where visitors can interact with each other, and share style tips and advice. There is also the option to upload photos, and show off your personal style. These types of fashions sites have a significant affect on current trends, as people love to talk to each other, and what better way to showcase your own unique style, and allow others to become inspired and even replicate ideas.

The increase in social media not only affects styles and trends, but it also allows designers to reach a higher amount of people, in a shorter time frame. It can greatly increase traffic to specific websites, and as a result, make a huge impact on online sales. The need and desire for social media is only set to continue and make way for an even more interesting and inspirational way to interact and enjoy the latest styles.