Memorandum from Mrs E W Nightingale
Regarding a snippet in Goodtimes, here is my
experience of being "too old".
Aged 68, I interviewed for a part-time one-year
post in a University Libraryshelving books and helping
To work behind the stamping desk one needs a
The interview went well enough for my being
given a swipe card to enter two other libraries so as to see which
area I preferred. Being a retired nursing auxiliary I chose the
medical library. Subsequently I received a letter telling me that
I had been unsuccessful but could contact them as to the reasons.
Answer? The two interviewers did want me to
have the post but when they passed my details on to personnela
representative should have been on the interview board but wasn'tthey
were informed that I was too old. (The young man who did get the
job is unlikely to stay for the one year.)
Age Concern have been given details of this
so as to have more such evidence of ageism.
Eileen W Nightingale