(Riens; 05-03; p.3)
Riens du tout - the main film
Independent from the May-elections, a debate
started in the context of discussions about changes in the German
social and pensions insurance.
One proposal is to demand a longer work-life of employees, before
they are entitled to be paid pensions indefinitely (obviously,
money already paid in may still be withdrawn at any time).
Politicians of almost every couleur cannot but promote an elderly
integrating climate in the business-world. - Which in itself is
not a questionable initiative, but not at all an adequate means
to solve the problem of unemployment and, since it is linked to
employment, the problem of financing social and pensions insurance.
L'étage des fat cats
Entrepreneurs and capital-obliged managers arguably
do not care much about the age of their employees. Relevant are
the volume of distributable work and individual productivity.
For rationalisers who want to manage the factor work the same
way, they manage the factor capital, it surely becomes a criterion,
how easily an employee of a certain age can be made redundant.
So, as long as elder employees are as productive
as their younger colleagues, they don't have any disadvantage.
That depending on the industry and respective workload younger
employees can have an advantage, should not be missed out either.
If, e.g. salaries rise with age and individual cost-benefit analysis
is committed, a so better paid, because elder employee has to
be relatively more productive, i.e. more profitable.
In favour of elder employees in this respect could be their capitalisable
experience, e.g. contacts with an established lot of customers,
the ability to recognise a certain issue very fast and react properly,
etc. (read on here)