Good evening! Recently, I became increasingly interested in the following question: why for people of the age category (50 and above), the prospect of working as a programmer is not regarded as a serious profession? That is, if they are told: "I want to work as a programmer" or "I like programming and earning it for life" - for people of the above-mentioned age these phrases are almost equivalent to some kind of laziness ... This reaction is not quite clear to me.
I wonder why, in your opinion, even a junior technical support specialist, changing cartridges and installing office equipment, seems to be much more promising for older people than working as a programmer (in any field except, most likely, 1C developer)?
PS @avp , since the question is already closed by the moderator, I can not answer your question. Of course, these were people not from the IT sphere. The survey caused a mixed reaction, which is most likely due to the fact that it was I who stated the essence of the question that way. In general, an interesting topic for discussion, but not entirely well formulated by me.