i just saw this posted in a forum... makes one glad for work online. "Do you know anyone personally who's in his or her forties or have you heard any accounts of how people in their forties can't get hired for jobs anymore due to businesses wanting younger people who will work for less money and on account of forty-somethings not having the energy, eyesight, creativity etc. they once had? And do you know about any people in their forties who were laid off so that the businesses they worked for can replace them with people in their twenties? That's what my friend who's about to turn 46 told me has happened to her and her friends. She said that up until the 1990s, that people in their 40s could always find work. This is a new phenomenon, according to things she has noticed and heard from other people her age!"