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Compulsory retirement - too much for some

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Hi guys,

Was not sure what section to place this in?

Anyways...retirement. I have spoken to a few people recently that have been forced to retire. After leaving the job that was their life they have found it hard to adjust and even simple things like not having a uniform to put on in the morning has hit them hard.

Should we petition the government and force them to make retirement optional? The Only Fools and Horses Christmas special really highlights this problem I think. Could you guys make some suggestions for retirees? Play golf?

Let me know your thoughts


  • JamesJames Deactivated Posts: 1,706 Extreme Poster
    Hey theonethatgotaway,

    Just dropping in to say I've moved your thread to the Work & Volunteering section.
    Even though retirement's more about when you stop working, I think it's probably best in this section :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    No! Because it doesn't make space for young people to enter the workplace. I think more older people should become mentors for apprentices or do volunteer work instead.
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