Something I have seen all too often. You work for a company during your most productive years only to see the company fail or similar and end up settling for less than you ever planned on.You guys all seem to have retired willingly. Not my case. The company pretty much shut down and moved most production to China. Was given the choice to take my pension and leave or stay and work for half the wage and loose the pension completely. That through me into a deep depression. Just now in the last few years getting back into doing the hobbies I didn't have time for before. Now don't have the money.
You can put UK in there as well. Same applies here.Anyway some are forced into retirement which is difficult when turning 50 or more making it more and more difficult to find work again. Regardless of US laws age discrimination is very much alive and well in the US.
Go figure, I had no clue how much age discrimination existed until I saw older friends with great qualifications looking for work. It seems the larger corporations look to the young and those willing to start for lower wages. I also see greatly reduced benefit packages. Looking back I am greatful for how things went for myself and my wife.You can put UK in there as well. Same applies here.
Investors like layoffs and early retirement offers.It seems the larger corporations look to the young and those willing to start for lower wages.
Yeah and through no fault of your own as you had medical issues as a result of someone else being negligent. Today, as you mentioned, you live in pain which has to suck. Like you said, the decision to retire was made for you.I knew when I retired that I would never be gainfully employed again.
hi @Aleph(0),Ericgibbs do you mean to say you have 31 first degree descendants? Cuz if so all I can say is you've defiantly done your part perpetuating our species!
I was 58 at the time. But had some health issues, that didn't keep me from doing the job, just made it harder to get someone to hire me. Plus my trade, die maker/machinist, had gone on to CNC and I was/am not trained in that, a manual machinist. Now that I'll soon be 71, there are places advertising for "manual" machinists, seems like they are finding for one time parts making it can be done manually way faster than by CNC.Anyway some are forced into retirement which is difficult when turning 50 or more making it more and more difficult to find work again. Regardless of US laws age discrimination is very much alive and well in the US.
More power to you! I watched too many die on the job. One co-worker in the IS department developed cancer. The policy was you had to retire effective on the 1st of the month. Pushed through the papers and he just made it passing at 12:20 AM. This allowed his surviving wife to receive his benefits. I wanted the time and health to enjoy a few years before I check out. I also watched a 3rd shift supervisor in my own department develop and die of cancer before he made it to retirement. Really sucks.I've said this before but I was not ready to retire , It is too soon to tell what I will be able to do after this stroke. but I intend to keep busy until the end.
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