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Old 06-10-2011, 08:03 AM   #41
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One of DW's co-teachers is retiring this year. She is 82.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:43 AM   #42
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"The only problem is that the latest research shows that you’ll have to work much longer than you anticipated. In fact, many Americans will have to keep on working well into their 70s and 80s to afford retirement"


Umm.... pray do tell, what exactly is the anticipated life expectancy of such workers. Are they planning on retiring when they reach, say the youthful age of 85, or would 90 be the right age to finally "retire".
Just a guess, but many will retire when they expire...
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:17 PM   #43
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Ha-ha do you really mean no sane employer would have 75 year old employees because of their looks? Incredible! I thought looking good was only required by the job description for models and movie stars.
Probably a mistake to assume that a quip represents a policy statement.

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As I myself work in an office with 3 people in the 70 plus club, I can say that we definitely don't have a policy requiring youthful good lucks, LOL!
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:22 PM   #45
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True, but I think that it is fair to say that she has maxed out both her social security benefits and her pension.
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No sane employer would employ 75 year olds in preference to 25 year olds.

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LOL, you are probably correct. My old employer still has an 85+ year old salesman. Although the guy is super nice and would do anything for you, there is no way he can service all his customers. He barely gets around. And he has to be a multi-millionaire. He made good money when I was there and inherited a chunk.

I do think it's commendable that the company is letting him hang around since he has been such a devoted and good employee. But they should have approached him long ago about scaling back and letting some of the younger ones in training have a few of his accounts as a starting point for them. He could have been used to train these guys. But no, things keep on rocking along as if he is a young man.
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:20 AM   #47
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As I myself work in an office with 3 people in the 70 plus club, I can say that we definitely don't have a policy requiring youthful good lucks, LOL!
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:37 PM   #48
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Just a guess, but many will retire when they expire...
There's a slogan in there for them...

Retirement = Expirement

And which, by the whatever mathematical law of equality, it can be proved by the student that Expirement = Retirement also.
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