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  1. Tara
    01/25/2017 @ 4:31 am

    Mystic Messenger . . . I just went ahead and spoilt myself because I was not very patient in waiting for each thing to unlock. Nope. I’d rather play those kind of game that’s available all at once. Not too keen on waiting for the installment to be released the next day or to pay for them.

    It’s important to start focusing on one’s health at any age, but especially more so when one becomes older! What I was able to get away with as a kid is not going to fly in my 30s or older!

    Age discrimination (and discrimination) of any kind is really messed up. I even saw some ageist comments the other day somewhere, and it made me so, so mad. You should definitely speak out about your own experience and how age shouldn’t matter with tech field as long as one’s qualified.

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    • Adri
      01/25/2017 @ 7:22 pm

      Haha LOL, that’s okay. I really loved the game though, and 707 is my favorite guy there. I had a bit of cash to spare (Christmas money from the folks LOL) so I was able to purchase (wasn’t too expensive though ^^). I have to admit that the prices on Mystic Messenger were a lot cheaper than the other mobile otome games I’ve played in the past. XD

      I actually got my results from my first mammogram, and I have to admit, I am kind of nervous. I have to go back and have another one in 6 months. I already told my mom about it, and as a breast cancer survivor, she’s worried for me.

      I haven’t actually experienced any age discrimination in the tech field, but I have read experiences from my fellow alumni and other women currently in that field. That’s why it’s in my mind now as I continue on looking for remote job openings in web development, but hopefully I won’t come across problems like that.
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  2. Tamz
    01/25/2017 @ 10:40 am

    I think age discrimination is across many fields. I can’t really say if I have been subjected to it or not (hard to tell especially when employers respond “we’re pursuing other candidates” or they never respond). But then, I would not want to work in a place where there is age discrimination(covert or overt) because truth be told, many younger people can only use techy gadgets (unfortunately), but not many can code or even know advanced Excel or simple database unless they are taking classes where these are required. Many students in my online classes in community college for Computer Business Information Systems right now are middle-aged people and older than I am. My graphic design class though is mostly youngsters.

    I have not really been big on preventive care since I had to change PCP (my old PCP does not take anything purchased through CoveredCA) but the scheduling and wait time is extremely painful. It takes 2-3 months to land an appointment, and it takes about one hour from the appointment time to finally see my PCP. And my new PCP feels a bit, “impersonal” when it comes to health. Luckily, I am generally healthy and I try to be. One thing I really miss about going to SJSU is the excellent healthcare in the Wellness center. I really like the nurse practitioners and doctors there. And getting an appointment is a breeze. $150 Health Fee very worth it.

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    • Adri
      01/25/2017 @ 7:28 pm

      A lot of my classmates at Skillcrush are older than me. There were also 50+ women who already had several years of technical experience transitioning into visual design or front end web development, and some of them did write about their experiences, not just with age discrimination, but gender discrimination too. I actually came across a new web development bootcamp program located in the city next to mine (Fremont), but then one of their requirements is that I have to be at the age of 15-30 because they believe that “that is the general niche age” in the web development field, and I was like “Wow, age discrimination right there.”

      I have MediCal because of my low income, so I’m not really sure if that’s part of Covered CA. My clinic, specializing in patients with low income, is very fast and efficient with appointments and providing quality healthcare. I’m currently happy with my coverage, but I can’t wait to aim higher and actually have a full-time job.
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  3. Tamz
    01/25/2017 @ 10:13 pm

    It’s definitely age discrimination and I do not believe that ages 15-30 is the “general niche age” for web development. IMO, it’s more of 30 and above. Haha. As an older millennial, I have rarely encountered non-CS major among the younger millennials who can code even HTML and CSS. Looks like they are mistaking those who use these web apps heavily as the same who want to foray into web development.

    I appreciate the older people in my CBIS classes. It shows that they are humble enough to acknowledge that they need to “update” their skills. Unlike people in my generation, many think we know everything simply because we are dubbed the “digital/internet generation”. Some even go to say “we do not need college education!”.
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    • Adri
      01/26/2017 @ 9:55 pm

      I’m a non-CS major who can code in HTML and CSS, but I’m not a millennial LOL. It’s like with video games. My mom thinks that I’m “too old” to even be a gamer when she still fails to realize that video games began with my generation, and those who create them are also from my generation. I mean, we barely see any video games that are rated “E,” so to speak LOL.

      Today, coding/development bootcamps are increasing. Still expensive, but they’re a lot cheaper alternative than a college/university education. I don’t need extra college education myself since I already have a bachelor’s degree just for web development, therefore certifications, job placement assistance, and what not are the ones I’m looking for to boost up my resume and portfolio. Many of them are free until you get a job, then you’re required to pay them based on your starting salary.
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  4. Mikari
    01/26/2017 @ 5:09 pm

    Thanks for the 707 screens you sent me <3 he's super cute :D

    I hope things turn out well for you, people should be judged for a job by how capable they are of doing it not by age.

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    • Adri
      01/26/2017 @ 10:33 pm

      Ah, 707. <3 He's a cute hacker dork with those "weird, annoying" yellow glasses (according to his fellow agent and "maid," Vanderwood LOL), the headphones, the thick jacket, his eccentric quirks, his obsession with Honey Buddha Chips and Ph.D. Pepper (LOL a parody of Dr. Pepper), Jumin's cat, and his crazy cross-dressing cosplays. But underneath, he's this hidden gem hottie who can be tender, heartfelt, dangerous, and (according to you in one of Zen's phone calls), sexy.

      Well, it's not even the industry itself, but startups and many huge dot-coms are all run by millennials, which is where the age discrimination begins. It's not even from the "old fogies," so to speak. That bootcamp that I mentioned on the entry is being run by millennials.
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