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Working Til 68!
 
# 1 : Friday 5-3-2010 @ 00:57
 
 
The government in all their thoughfulness, have increased the pension age til 68 for those of us under 40. Yes, we are living longer.
So need to work longer to lessen the pension burden however, As a professional working ten years with vulnerable youth, I feel my age after a long week, ten years in my career. I feel that this is ill thought out.
No-one wants a 67 year old dealing with vulnerable youth nor does the thought of 34 more years of this inspire me to give my all now, given the state of the HSE!!
Any thoughts from my fellow gaireans??
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# 2 : Friday 5-3-2010 @ 00:59
 
 
I don't really mind. I'm killing myself before 50 anyway.
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# 3 : Friday 5-3-2010 @ 01:00
 
 
Someone said :
I don't really mind. I'm killing myself before 50 anyway.

Slow death Frodo? Reading your own posts?
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# 4 : Friday 5-3-2010 @ 01:01
 
 
Someone said :

Slow death Frodo? Reading your own posts?

No, I'm thinking a combination of cough medicine, vodka, xanax, valium and auto erotic asphyxiation
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# 5 : Friday 5-3-2010 @ 01:03
 
 
I think that with increased life expectancy and changing work/life balance, there's no reason to have to retire compulsorily at 65 years of age. However, on the other hand, many people will not be able to work up to 2 years shy of their 70th birthdays.

There's a looming crisis where income tax revenue derived from the younger working generation won't be able to adequately support State pensions of the Irish baby boomers who were born in the 1970s - my generation. This new provision as I understand it applies from 2028 onwards - that means that pretty much everyone born after 1960 gets shafted by this.
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# 6 : Friday 5-3-2010 @ 01:05
 
 
Its all about quality of life anyway, its one thing living longer but if you are doing it taking food through a straw, well, I'd rather not!!
In saying that, there is a saying "youth is wasted on the young" and not a truer word spoken... judging by some of the comments on here.....
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# 7 : Friday 5-3-2010 @ 01:06
 
 
Someone said :
Its all about quality of life anyway, its one thing living longer but if you are doing it taking food through a straw, well, I'd rather not!!
In saying that, there is a saying "youth is wasted on the young" and not a truer word spoken... judging by some of the comments on here.....

Hail to the miserable one
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# 8 : Friday 5-3-2010 @ 01:12
 
 
Sheesh, just an observation Blur!! wasn't directed at you!!
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# 9 : Friday 5-3-2010 @ 06:52
 
 
i think there will be some married men happy to hear that, who are not ready to be at home with the wife all day! i cant see many objecting?
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# 10 : Friday 5-3-2010 @ 07:52
 
 
I was asking my mother about her thoughts on old age . Her response was ' the older the fiddle the sweeter the tune ' .

There are tons of people in their 70's still beavering away and fair juice to them . They mightn't be in the same job as they were in up to 65 but they have found new jobs .

Heard a man from B&Q speaking on Newstalk one day . They have a policy of retaining older people in the work force . They have someone in their 70's working somewhere in Ireland and a 93 year old working for them in the UK !
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# 11 : Friday 5-3-2010 @ 08:38
 
 
Retirement should be optional, but it will delay some hot-shots moving up the ladder sooner than they expected.
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# 12 : Friday 5-3-2010 @ 17:35
 
 
I hope to work until the day I drop at 104, long holidays yes, but a permanent vacation no thank you, I want a reason to get up every morning.
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# 13 : Friday 5-3-2010 @ 18:22
 
 
Someone said :
I hope to work until the day I drop at 104, long holidays yes, but a permanent vacation no thank you, I want a reason to get up every morning.

You are probably right to have that attitude, its one of the secrets to longevity, retirement kills
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# 14 : Friday 5-3-2010 @ 19:15
 
 
Some people at management or director level can carry on well into their 70s. One of the directors in a company I used to work for was 84. However trying to work on ground in something like IT in your late 60s - forget it. Likewise except for the very few working in any area that involves manual labour or high stress levels (such as stockbroking) is a sure fire way to a heart attack. Maybe that's Heartless Hanafin's intention?
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# 15 : Friday 5-3-2010 @ 19:21
 
 
I agree with Flame On. It should be optional. It can suit some people to work beyond 65 but if there was an option to work part time and recieve part of your pension it might be better.
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