How old is too old, to work?

@mipen2006 (5528)
Australia
February 13, 2007 11:30pm CST
For the past eight years I've been on a yearly contract with my employer, an American organization in conjunction with a Thai university. I'll turn 67 this year, and I would like to work for another year. I love my job, and get lots of complimants from my students, and there's no compelling retiring age. Do you think I should retire, or continue for another year?
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4 responses
17 Feb 07
That is a personal question. If you love your job and want to continue working for another year, then you should. Do whatever makes you happy. Governments seem to be raising the retirement age all the time these days. Some people can't wait to retire while others want to continue on working. It should be a personal choice. Course health issues may have a lot to do with the time a person should retire. If you are in good health and you like your job, then continue on.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
17 Feb 07
I agree entirely, and that's what I'll do. Apart from minor aches and pains, caused by too much sport when I was young, I'm pretty fit and I swim three km a week. Ps. I love your avatar.
@cliff19id (307)
• Indonesia
14 Feb 07
it's depend on your strength and power, if you think that you can handle it, so don't retire. old people have experience. and its good for company
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
14 Feb 07
Thanks for your input, and all going well, I'll work another year,
@harwoodkp (285)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I work at a manufacturing plant that has a lot of amish workers. Some of them are now getting close to their 70's. I believe they are working there, becasuse they would have absolutely nothing else todo. This gives them a great reason to keep on living and being a good example to their grand and great grand children.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
14 Feb 07
Thank you for your input. I hope I've planned well enough to have things to occupy my body and mind when I retire, and don't want to continue working just to keep occupied. I want to keep on because I enjoy it and feel I'm doing some good for the community.
@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
14 Feb 07
I believe you should be allowed to work as long as you are enjoying it and your productivity meets the standards.The age should not be the deciding factor.As long as there are students wanting to pick your brain,please be there to feed them.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
14 Feb 07
Thanks, my feelings exactly. I've told my boss that if my productivity wains, I'll know it's time to go. That could possibly come next year, I don't know.