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Living longer must mean working longer, says OECD

 
 
Reply Tue 11 Oct, 2005 01:02 pm
In an era of population ageing, we can no longer afford to waste the valuable resources that older workers offer to business, the economy and society. That is the message from a new OECD report to be discussed at a high-level forum on Ageing and Employment Policies in Brussels on 17-18 October.

At present, many public policies and workplace practices discourage older people from carrying on working. On average in OECD countries, fewer than 60% of people aged between 50 and 64 have a job, compared with 75% of people in the 25-49 age group.


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navigator
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 02:03 pm
I don't want to live longer. For me 60 is fine. I know this might sound

crazy.
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 03:23 pm
Well, that's just hunkey dorey, Walter. Now, lets have a look at all the employers lining up to hire people over age 50.

Doesn't sound a bit crazy, navigator. I felt that way myself, years ago. Your opinion may just possibly change with age. Like the new avatar, by the way.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 03:47 pm
Navigator you must be in your 20s. The older you get the younger 60 will become.
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Jack Webbs
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jan, 2006 01:34 am
No idea who OECD is but they sound like a group of American Republicans that inherited a business from their father and never worked a day in their lives.

People that are fairly young (or in some cases old) feel a perverse sense of enjoyment making other people labor and watching them. One of the reasons I get angry over the holidays is because the post office doesn't deliver my mail every day of the week. I alway feel better after the holidays when I see people driving to work in the morning.

What OECD should really say is that when people retire they should have something they love doing. I hate it when I hear someone in retirement say " Oh, I have something to keep me busy."

Only a wretch says something like that, a person with low esteem implying they are so unworthy of being on Earth the best thing they can do for the rest of mankind is to stay out of the way, stay out from underfoot by: "KEEPING BUSY"

I'm an old man and I joined a band on Wednesday night. I play trombone and I am not playing that axe just to "KEEP BUSY" rather I know I am going to meet new people, I am going to draw lovely women that go for the trombone man. The tall, lean guy that looks just like Stan Kenton did.

As I progress I am going to establish a brass quartet. The Night Bugs will be the name. We will be appearing in upscale night spots throughout the county. Cool
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jan, 2006 01:41 am
Walter

Another A2K thread where we've been discussing related issues:

How would you feel about working till you're 70 years old?:
http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=63786&highlight=
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jan, 2006 02:26 am
Right, msolga - but since I posted this topic earlier [Tue 11 Oct, 2005 vs. Sun 20 Nov, 2005], I wasn't aware of that one :wink:
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jan, 2006 02:31 am
Oh, so you posted earlier, Walter! I hadn't noticed. :wink:





Laughing
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Chai
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jan, 2006 08:57 am
navigator wrote:
I don't want to live longer. For me 60 is fine. I know this might sound

crazy.




60!!!!????? Shocked

Navigator - 60 years old is VERY young!

I'd hate to think I only have 13 years left, or that my husbands gonna die next year.
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Jack Webbs
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jan, 2006 09:49 am
Crazy alright. 47 is only 11 years over a woman's harmonic balance point. You have at least 23 years to go before you should have druthers.

Women at 47 are high stepping. :wink:
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