Do you know someone that should retire but just won't budge??

@racheld (840)
United States
March 12, 2007 9:44am CST
I work with a woman that is approaching 90 years old. She says she has to work but everyone knows the real reason is because she doesn't want to spend any more time with her husband than necessary. This woman is the most annoying person I have ever met. Everyone is constantly telling her to retire because she complains about everything but she says she isn't going anywhere. Is there anyone you work with that you think should retire. What are their reasons for staying?
2 responses
• Romania
12 Mar 07
oh, i know many people who should have retired long ago but haven't done it. for example, my boyfriend works with a man who, besides the fact he has no idea about anything his work is about, he is too old to be doing this anymore. and do you know what the worst part is? because of this fossile (forgive my rudeness) they won't send my boyfriend to the final exam in order to take his inspector licence, because they have the necessary number of inspectors hired already. i mean that's stupid and annoying. i mean don't they just think of all the young people in this country who are desperately looking for jobs??? because of these stubborn employees and employers lots of youngsters miss their chances to have a future...
@racheld (840)
• United States
12 Mar 07
Wow, I never looked at it that way! I just wanted her to retire cause she is annoying and all she does is talk on the phone all day long to her kids. But you make a very good point. There could be a more qualified candidate to take her place!
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
Offices must set a retirement age for its employees. I am beginning to wonder what services can a 90-year old woman render perfectly. People who reach between 60 to 70 years old must be compelled to retire. Because when one reaches this age, he prefers to stay home or go around vacations and see family and friends rather than work in the auspices of an office. If confined in the four corners of the home or office, people in these ages become stingy and difficult to deal with. This is what happens to this oldie officemate of yours. She feels irritated because she doesn't want to work in that office anymore rather, she is compelled to do it out of some need to have something to keep her going. I had an officemate before who refused to retire. We had been wondering why because, he won't submit his documents which is required of retiring individuals. He is in no way desirable to be around with, either. When I found his reason for clinging to the job, I related it to the ultimate boss so he can act on it. Much to the relief of everyone, he has now retired at last.