At 68, Joy LaJeret has applied for enough jobs to recognize some of the code phrases potential employers use.
They don't come right out and say, "You're too old." But they might say something subtle such as: "We're looking for someone who would grow with the company."
She's even heard this: "With all your experience, you'd probably be bored with a job like this."
But LaJeret, of Redmond, Wash., has kept working part-time office jobs while training for something better. She can't afford to retire.