Thread regarding NCR Corp. layoffs

Finding a new job after the age of 50

I am quite aware that I might become the target of the next layoffs because of my age. Just thinking about this makes me really nervous.
I started looking for a new job a long time ago, but it’s hard to get hired when you’re old. I am interested in the experiences of others who are 50+.

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agreed. new hires “know it all”, then reality hits them in the face. No wonder latest NCR products have so many failures. Rookies making same mistakes as 20 years ago and learned from by older engineers. As it was said “those who don't study the past are doomed to repeat it”

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Post ID: @isnb+1hhCWvzQ

It's fun watching the kids in their 20's with their recently minted degrees making the same mistakes we made 30 years ago. The smart ones listen and learn from our mistakes. The ones who think they are smarter than everyone else are often the ones where you need keep quiet and watch them fail spectacularly.

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Post ID: @ftdc+1hhCWvzQ

Tech employees over 59 have nothing to contribute.

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Post ID: @cjil+1hhCWvzQ

In the engineering group, 90% of the engineers were laid off when they reached their late 50's. It's been that way for 40 years or more. I had been looking for something else on a casual basis for a few years because I could not handle the 30 mile commute to Atlanta.

To my surprise, 3 weeks after being let go I had 2 firm job offers and one I likely one if I had pursued it. On the job I took they were apologizing over the issue that I would be required to work from home since they were out of desk space.

Don't be afraid of letting people know you are looking. Put your resume out on Linked-in. Line up some good references. Ask some friends to comment on your resume. The thing about NCR is almost everyone left is highly skilled. The weak were let go years ago.

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Post ID: @5qci+1hhCWvzQ

54 and riffed 2016 and some jobs in my area but not much at about half the pay. So did something else that didn’t require a lot of mental stress and fatigue.

Good luck

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Post ID: @2ulw+1hhCWvzQ

I was lucky, had just turned 65 when got RIF. Had done well with 401K, had Pension and Pension Plus from pre-AT&T disaster. I cashed out (lump sum) and was able to hold out for SSA until 66 1/2 to get best amount. I did start some contract work doing installs. So yes, there is life after NCR, will be better than NCR. NCR was a family when I started in 1974. After AT&T the family became a total "Cluster". The roller coaster has been downhill ever since. Get off now before it crashes.

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Post ID: @1zdj+1hhCWvzQ

Really wondering if age plays into it. I also thought it be more based on pay. Those who make more, more likely to be laid off.

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Post ID: @1fns+1hhCWvzQ

Keep your personal brand strong. Stay in shape, dress one level higher than you are comfortable and offer to put skin in the game if possible.

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Post ID: @sgy+1hhCWvzQ

I was laid off at age 59, but found and up-and-coming software company but six (nervous) weeks later... been there ever since, and best job of my career. Things are changing for the better... slowly.

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