Now that the baby boomer generation is reaching retirement age and finding they are woefully short on money, they have a very big problem. People all over the country are losing their jobs everyday and this has been going on for several years now.
It is especially hard on the boomer generation as this article details because employers are less likely to hire older workers than they are younger workers. Many older workers are now out of work, near or at retirement age, and they haven’t bothered to save any money. To all you baby boomers that never saved anything…..that was pretty stupid of you wasn’t it?
One of the places you can always find work is on the Internet. However, you have to know how to type and you have to learn how to log on before you can do anything meaningful on it. The older you are though, it seems the less likely you are to embrace new technology. While that is not a hard and fast rule, it does appear that older people are much slower to use things like cell phones, iPods, and the Internet. That is, if they ever get around to using them at all.
So, we now have a generation of people that comprises a huge segment of our population who are going to be relying on everyone else as they have not adequately prepared. They are finding themselves in debt, out of work, and stupidly thinking they can rely on Social Security to get them through to the end. It just isn’t going to happen and now their problem is our problem.
Many of them could actually use the Internet to make money at home and at least bring in some sort of a second income. That is if they knew how the Internet works. Too many of them have failed to adapt to the new technology and now find themselves with little hope of catching up. From the ones I have talked to, they don’t even want to catch up either. This may be a misrepresentation of the baby boomers but I think enough of them are lagging behind that it is a problem.
Many of them can use the job search websites but that isn’t too productive for them right now as the jobs just aren’t out there. They need to be able to be creative and make their own jobs online. That is easier said than done but it is darn near impossible if you hate the Internet and don’t want to learn about it. At this rate, the baby boomer generation is not only going to be left behind but it is going to drag us down with it.