Ruthie is 62 years old and is looking for a job.She loves one of the local clothing stores and applied online for a job as a sales clerk.She has an interview today and is afraid the store manager will be much younger than her.Ruthie considers canceling the interview.
Question:Why do you think Ruthie is worried about her interview?What would you tell Ruthie?
Ruthie’s age might be greater than the manager’ s age. She is worried about the stereotype where managers are senior by position as well as by age than the subordinates. Hence she feels that she might not get this job.
Ruthie should be told about the change in the stereotypes in the world today, where younger generation is taking up senior roles based on their capability and older employees are reporting to them. Hence Ruthie should not be worried about the interview.