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Some politicians here have proposed that the age for retirement, and therefore for a pension entitlement, be raised to 70 years of age.

That might be acceptable for shiny ar$es in government or office jobs but for people that do heavy manual work it is obscene as bodies are worn out long before 65 let alone 70. In a decent society we should be looking at lowering the retirement age for those involved in hard yacca.

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Yes, your point about the effects of manual work is very valid, Oz. Don't under-estimate the effects on some of those involved in cerebral work though. I spent a lot of my working life behind a desk in 'shiney arse' mode, I suppose. Long demanding days in a very fast- moving business, I decided at the age of 56 I'd done enough and made enough and packed in work before the stress did it's worst. No way could I have worked to 65.

 

Some folk thrive on it though, mental and physical, horses for courses I'd say. 

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Yes TBI, stress can be an issue but as my dad used to say "if you don't enjoy your job, leave". At least you were able to retire without a broken and worn out body. Each to there own is a good maxim

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No simple answers to this.

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What jobs have I had? If you count the temporary, the agency and part time work when a student it will run into dozens... Anything to earn a bob or two,

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Ayupmeducks

 

I was interested where you mentioned working at Wilson Ford. Two friends I knew worked there. David Gladwyn and Terry Reynolds.

 

I new a friend too who was at British Gysum, Keith Millington. Lost contact with them aeons ago.

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Was it Geoffrey that recognised my day on the Plodder..helped install it in the Wendy House..on an  Atki from Kersal Vale...my Fair Lady and Pearl were all the rage..Pat Curtin...what a ...

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