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Beautiful December

Now, when the garden awaits the return of spring
Now, when the silence is deep and blue
Now, when the winter has cast her spell again
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Here, where the snow is as soft as a woolly lamb
Here, where the nightfall is deep and blue,
Here, where the stars are so bright, you reach for them
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Child, may you sleep in gentle peace tonight
Dream of songs that rise on silken wings!
When you wake, enchanted by the snowspun light
Sing the songs that came to you in dreams,
Your beautiful December dreams
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Monday Night Owls - The ageism problem affecting young workers

NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 1,376 Teacher
edited October 7 in Work and Money
We read about ageism and why many younger workers, not older ones, are affected by it:

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210730-the-acute-ageism-problem-hurting-young-workers


Vocabulary Top 10:

gusto - great enjoyment, energy, and enthusiasm — usually used in the phrase with gusto

mitigate - to make (something) less severe, harmful, or painful

withhold - to refuse to provide (something)

mannerisms - a person's particular way of talking or moving

erroneously - incorrectly

cut both ways - to affect both sides of something; to have both good and bad results, effects, etc.

pervasive - existing in every part of something : spreading to all parts of something

coddled -treated (someone) with too much care or kindness; overprotected

chafe - to become irritated or annoyed : to feel impatient

self-perpetuating - something that causes circumstances that continue those same circumstances indefinitely


Have you ever been the victim of ageism?
Do you think older workers or younger workers are affected more by ageism?

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