A Weekly Q&A Column About Professionalism, Etiquette and Problems in the Workplace
by Sue Morem
Dear Sue: I was denied employment because of my age. I filed an
age discrimination claim but nothing that I know of was done.
I think this is an injustice and want something done. I contacted
newspapers and television stations, but they were more concerned with
protecting the companyís rights than mine as a victim of age
discrimination. I tried contacting AARP, but they were more concerned
about the high cost of prescription medication than their members being
denied employment due to their age.
Whatís the best way to pass word around about this company and its
- Looking for revenge
Sue Says: I am sorry to hear about your experience, but I donít
think seeking revenge is in your best interest. You tried to spread the
word by using the media, which is most efficient, and you filed a
complaint. I am not sure what more you can, or should do, other than move
on. Why continue to focus on something so negative? What do you hope to
gain from it?
Use this experience to educate yourself and others. Channel your energy
into finding another job. You can continue to try to hurt this company,
but in reality, you are only hurting yourself. Learn from what happened,
and move on. You will be better for it.
Sue Morem is a professional speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. She
is author of the newly released
101 Tips for Graduates and
How to Gain the Professional Edge, Second Edition. You can contact her by email at
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