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Old 01.10.2017, 03:07
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Re: Lower salaries for over-50s

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A guy who is extremely experienced in COBOL has no value if there isn't a market for it. If a recent graduate produce the same stuff, earning 80k, as a 50-year old earning 120k, why it is problem to take the "cheaper" guy?
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The question is why is the cheaper guy earning as much as 80k if it's that easy?
Because the other younger / cheaper guys don't find Cobol sexy enough.

Also there's the point that nobody seems to want to study the manuals any more. It's a very useful skill in that sphere, and the Cobol manuals comprehensively beat anything available for, say, Java.

On the other hand, I've done Cobol myself, and I realise how easy it could be to get trapped doing just that and that alone. Great for the odd 3 month filler-in contract if you can find one, though.
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