Left Behind

Lost in the economic recovery

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Continued: Over 50, working against time in America's harsh job market

  • Article by: ADAM BELZ , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 4, 2014 - 9:25 AM

“I don’t know if that’s it, but no one’s hiring me, and I figured once I have to give you my birth date, that’s the kiss of death,” he said.

She stopped him.

“Starbucks is lucky to have you,” she said. “Your connection to the customer is fantastic and age doesn’t matter.”

Duffy asked if she was joking. But she wasn’t, and it felt good.

“That was pretty cool to hear when you send out 500 applications over eight months and you get nothing,” Duffy said. “It’s nice when someone throws you a bone.”

 

Adam Belz • 612-673-4405 Twitter: @adambelz





 

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