I can't think of many jobs where being older counts as an advantage (funeral home director?) but this week I came across one - movers. I had representatives from two moving companies over to get an idea how much it would cost me to get our stuff into storage. Both guys gave me a fair quote but both also emphasized that they only employ mature workers with many years of job experience.
Unfortunately, one of them broke down under pressure and admitted that some of his "lads" are not quite 30 yet. Needless to say, I hired the other team.
Of course one now wonders what all these movers do during the years before they become mature enough to be employable as movers. Carnie ride operators?