Re: Re: Reuters: Ageism in Silicon Valley
Friday, November 30, 2012 7:42 AM
It's true across all of tech, regardless of not only where, but how big or small the company is. When I was at Accenture there were farms of us in our 20s. If you saw an "old person" it was assumed they worked for the client or they were a managing partner of ACN who was loaded and had nothing better to do than to show up on a client site. I remember on my first day, I was at our internal offices in NJ. I spent 30 minutes walking around introducing myself, trying to figure out who the hell was in charge. Turns out, the answer was "us 22 year olds". Within a month I was at a client site, instructing people 2 and 3 times my age how to run their century old telecom business.
Now, at 36, I'm the old guy at DigitalXBridge. Maybe I'll be out of a job soon... I'll have to kiss up some more to the boss as my hair keeps falling out.
-- Jay Melone
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