Do you think there should be age limit for Retirement

@mythmoh (3986)
United States
January 22, 2007 3:57pm CST
People can work even after 60's.If they are able to work why they are forced to take retirement due to national rules.do you support or encourage to work them continue working or you feel they should be given retirement at some particular stage.
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@patgalca (14605)
• Orangeville, Ontario
22 Jan 07
I am sure not all countries, states or even cities have the same laws. I don't think they are forced to retire at 65 unless they work for the government or like position. The Cardinal, Archbishop of Toronto, is supposed to retire at 75. When ours tried Pope Jean Paul II denied him. Now we have a new Pope and our Cardinal is now retiring. Personally, I don't think people can afford to retire at 65 nowadays, especially since couples are waiting longer to have their children. When they are at retirement age they will still be paying for their children's college tuition. (Just an example). We have saved up money for retirement, however, because of the cost of living and life's circumstances we are slowly withdrawing on our retirement savings (and getting dinged with taxes big time). I think as long as people are healthy and capable of working then let them work. I know I couldn't get a secretarial job in this town because all the jobs are taken by women who have been working there for 40 years or so. They won't quit until they die.
@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
22 Jan 07
there should be choice over the retirement age.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Many people have to work even after they "retire". This can be for a variety of reasons. My father volunteers to keep busy. Even at the age of 81 twice a week he goes to a local hospital and helps out. It keeps him busy. But for others, they need the money. They either haven't planned sufficiently or have had events in their lives occur which has interfered with the planning they made. It happens. In this country (U.S.) they can work. Whether they should still continue in certain jobs is debatable.
@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
24 Jan 07
nice to know that your father wants to keep him busy by doing volunteer works.
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@mansha (6301)
• India
24 Jan 07
I wish there was no age limit fdor retirement or getting jobs too. it hinders people like me who cna not work despite being qualified enough. We can use people who are able to work even past their retirement age by reemploying them as their experiences do help to contribute to the organisation. If person's health allows it organiosation should be able to utilise it to its full potential.
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@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
24 Jan 07
the age limit for entering a job should also be removed...a new and right thought.
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@sunita64 (6473)
• India
24 Jan 07
Those who are fit definately work after 60 but not in the same organisation but seeing the usefulness of a person other organisers hier them as advisors. My own father worked upto the age of 71 as he was fit enough.
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@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
24 Jan 07
why do you opt for other organisation?any specific reason for not continuing in the same organisation?
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@pix_trix (447)
• India
23 Jan 07
retirement at the age of 60 or 65 (whatever the rules say) is good. no matter what the person says, no matter how much energy he has, the fact is that most people start developing health problems after that age. many people loose that fire in them. age shows. the person is not able to manage things well at times.. and the most important reason-- many dont want to stop and enjoy life! they ve been working since decades, they need to rest and enjoy! so i feel retirement at this age is good and this law should continue.
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@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
23 Jan 07
there should be some good coverage finnancially and can be given retirement.
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@anup12 (4180)
• India
23 Jan 07
As long as people can work they should work.I think in most of the cases people seems to loose a bit of interest after a long span and then they do not want to work any longer.So it is for the individual to decide really when he should retire.
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@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
23 Jan 07
it should be left to the individual.but if there is no retirement what about unemployment?youngsters will be suffering a lot.
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
23 Jan 07
As far as I know the retirement age is not compulsory in most places. Many people end up working well past the standard "retirement age." For example, my Mom has always said she thinks she'll just work until she no longer can. She's coming up on 60 now, has very little put aside for retirement, and doesn't like to accept help from my sister or I, so she probably won't be able to retire anytime soon anyway.
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@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
23 Jan 07
most of them want to stand on their own legs.i think even in some private organisations they are following the retirement age.it is 60.After taht if they wish they can continue as consultant etc.
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
22 Jan 07
yes, I think there should be a retirement limit age. Some people wouldneverretire, and there wouldbe no chance for others to getahead in the company. Others don'retire, but are unable to actually function anymore in their job. I know a woman who is secretary in a big business firm andshe has to pass everything herboss orders alongto other managers simply because he is no longer competent yet refuses to stop working at age 72
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@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
22 Jan 07
many youngsters are frustrated due to unemployment and some in jobs cant able to come up in the job due to working of people even at the age of 72.
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@Lecaro (1105)
• Romania
24 Jan 07
i think i a really good thing that is a age limit for retirement because they will give free way for the young people to succes now! this is the circle of life!
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I don't believe anyone should be made to retire if they are still willing and able to perform the job. I believe retirement should be optional. For some people, working is their life. If you take that away from them, they have nothing left or rather feel that they have nothing.
@mordeeau (14)
• Australia
25 Jan 07
I think retirement has to be a personal choice and not limited by Government dictates. Here in Australia the retirement age is now 65 for male and female. I am a 46er and, having reached 60 last November, am ready for retirement. I have put in a lot of time and energy over the years, caring for my family as a single parent, working in my local community, and working in paid employment. I am tired, have a few (minor) health problems and do not want to work. I want to enjoy my life from now onwards, care and nurture myself instead of others, and have fun doing my own thing. I don't think this is too much to want... yet my Government has made an edict and I have to comply with that. Retirement has to be considered in the light of so many other factors. Some people are able to work well into their 70's and good on them. As long as their age is not detrimental to their work then I cannot see a problem. But those who feel they cannot physically or mentally cope in the workforce should not be discriminated against.
@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
25 Jan 07
most of the responders are voting for --retirement should be made by themself and it should be given a choice to them.
• United States
24 Jan 07
No I don't think that there should be an age limit for retirement after a person reaches retirement age. But if the person can still work and wants to work they should be allowed to work no matter how old they are. Too many people that have been forced to retire have lost interest in life in general, that's pretty sad.
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