Views on older people in the workforce
IN ANSWER to MJ’s page (12/01/19): keeping older people (70s, 80s, 90s) in the workforce is one way to save money on pensions, although I’d presume that most older people are on superannuation.
People retire early then find they can’t afford their preferred lifestyle so go back to work again.
Illness or dementia is a problem and often employees do not realise they are incapable of doing the job.
Older people are less flexible or capable of learning new skills. Age discrimination is common not only in the workforce but throughout society.
Older people working means fewer jobs for young people and fewer volunteers available for charities, which may fold for lack of helpers.
LYNDA PEARCE, Kin Kora