conservativejock saidThis is one I have never been quite able to understand. Today, with the level of automation possible even in the most menial work, there is no advantage to be under, let's say 30. I operate business in 163 countries. In each location where I have direct influence, i.e. significant management control, it is the older folks with the depth of knowledge you need onboard.
But this is not the objective of current corporate business practices.
The #1 objective of the current business climate is profit margins
The #2 objective of the current business climate is cheap labor
The #3 objective of the current business climate is deregulate everything
Labor used to be considered an asset. That asset being the knowledge. Labor is now a commodity, a reported expense. The last few decades, business and corporations lead by conservative, republican "values", have traded-in long term expensive labor (the knowledge) for short term cheap labor (the profits $ cash). Deregulation has helped the business climate cut corners (cheap materials) and cheat (tax breaks) which leads to objectives #1 & #2
The above three objectives sound a bit like business in China, doesn't it?