This post suppose to be mean.
I got this idea from my office environment. Most of the old farts (I give you chance to set your own range) work very slow and worse have little knowledge about everything, including the field that they have been involved for so long. Most of them have been working there more than 25 years. Imagine that.
We take a simple example. MS Words. Even a kid can do this, with some help from adult. They will learn and we don’t need to teach them anymore. But, it’s different with old farts. They are not willing to learn, even though the course is free. If they are forced to attend a course, they will enjoy the food and that’s all. They don’t want to learn. Then, when in the office; they will keep bothering those who know about it which usually are juniors. Can you imagine, every single hour or worse every single minute, they keep calling you to help them solve MS Words problem. I know… I know MS Words is very simple. But, they just don’t want to learn and prefer to be dumb rather than learning. Their usual excuse would be “I only have few years to go, before pension.” Sigh.
My question is, Why we keep old farts at the age of 58 year old, instead of getting some fresh graduates?
Let say you pay this old fart RM5k for his/her experience but not willing to learn anything new and work slow, why not pay fresh graduate who willing to learn and work fast but we only pay them, let say RM1k? This is common sense, right?
I was so shock when I first heard about government expand until 58 years old. Before it was 56 years old. Old enough.
When we expand until 58 years old, do you think that job for fresh graduate still available? Then, we always complain about jobless graduates and so on.
Let’s make my accusation accurate. This scenario won’t be applied to ALL old farts but some of them, only.