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Old 09-12-2018, 06:47 PM   #81
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I do not play tennis and never will.
The bottom line is he was reasonably healthy, did a lot of sports. When I was working at one employer, there was a study, that people die two years after retiring from this company. I got laid off, so I won’t have to worry.
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Old 09-12-2018, 06:58 PM   #82
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I was joking about tennis causing death.

And about that "study" that people who retire from this company at 65 and die at 67, this has been circulated on the Web and mentioned here on this forum too some years ago.

It is a myth, or rather a hoax.
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:03 PM   #83
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I was joking about tennis causing death.

And about that "study" that people who retire from this company at 65 and die at 67, this has been circulated on the Web and mentioned here on this forum too some years ago.

It is a myth, or rather a hoax.
I know you were joking. Don’t worry.
I hope it’s a hoax, because when your number is up, it’s up.
But it seems to fit this guy, two years in retirement.
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For people who do not know about this hoax, it has been circulated in different forms on the Internet.

Basically, it was claimed that a study of longevity of retirees from a large megacorp showed that for "every year that you work beyond the age of 55, you lose 2 years of life".

There was even a chart showing that if you retire at 50, your average life is 86. If you retire at 65, the average life is 66.8.


PS. The correlation between early death and work was purportedly so strong, it was scary when I first read this "study". I guess it would be possible if the company put poison in the food it served in the cafeteria.

Or perhaps, the HR department of the company leaked this "study" to scare the employees into taking early retirement.

PPS. To propagate this hoax further, there were other articles claiming retirees at different megacorps also showed this mortality effect.
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