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To people should still be able to work full time at 60

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Goodtimes90 Thu 08-Jan-15 20:57:02

not have to work part time

5Foot5 Thu 08-Jan-15 20:58:52

I suppose it depends on the job doesn't it?

CalleighDoodle Thu 08-Jan-15 20:59:37

Agree it depends on the job.

nottheOP Thu 08-Jan-15 21:01:46

Well I'd quite like to retire at 57 on a 2/3 final salary pension but that seems unlikely so I'd expect I will be working ft at 60.

It depends on too many factors but I suppose a healthy 60 yo could work 35 hours in a laid back office.

Methe Thu 08-Jan-15 21:03:50

Wouldn't much fancy being a police officer, nurse or fireman at 60, no, but most jobs should be ok.

manicinsomniac Thu 08-Jan-15 21:05:46

Depends who you are and what you do surely?

Even within the same job people aren't the same.

I'm a teacher and have a colleague of 66 who's going strong full time and has more energy than most. I have another colleague of 58 who's really on her last legs, struggling to cope and desperate to stop.

You can't generalise

OnIlkleyMoorBahTwat Thu 08-Jan-15 21:07:25

Whose being forced to work part time? I don't understand.

Many people would work part time if they could afford it and had a supportive employer.

YoullLikeItNotaLot Thu 08-Jan-15 21:08:20

They can.

LIZS Thu 08-Jan-15 21:10:00

Long gone are the days of being put out to pasture at 60 . Many pensions don't kick in until 63+.

usualsuspect333 Thu 08-Jan-15 21:10:17

Plenty of people do.

Bodicea Thu 08-Jan-15 21:13:13

The nhs tells me I can work till I am 68. After only ten years as a sonographer I can feel my shoulders ceasing up. Most of my older collegues have had shoulder/wrist operations. They are only in their fifties and most started doing ultrasound from a later age than me. It is a bit of a worry really!!! My only hope is coming into money some other way!!!!

elliejjtiny Thu 08-Jan-15 21:13:54

Depends on the job and the person. My mum is 62 and she retired about 4 years ago I think and I can't imagine her working now. My granddad is still working part time at 80 and my other granddad is 83 and not doing paid work but does loads of voluntary work, probably works out at 20-30 hours a week, then he walks his 3 dogs so he's quite active still.

Knifey Thu 08-Jan-15 21:19:10

I know loads of 60 yo's who would love the chance to work P-T. They're not ready to retire but would like to ease off.

Depends what you mean by "have to" work p-t. Who says they have to, them, their employer, their doctor?

sanfairyanne Thu 08-Jan-15 21:26:18

sure, if they want to

i am early 40s and too knackered for ft already sad

ThinkIveBeenHacked Thu 08-Jan-15 21:27:21

I know and work with plenty.

reup Thu 08-Jan-15 21:29:40

I think pension age will be 67 when I retire. I can't see me living that long. I would love to be part time at 60.

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Thu 08-Jan-15 21:31:56

I know HGV drivers still working in their 70s, and not through choice. Not many though, because we drop dead quite early. If you're lucky, it's at home and not at the wheel.

WooWooOwl Thu 08-Jan-15 21:34:01

They can if they are in a suitable job. What's your point?

HowlyBabblyBansheeeeeee Thu 08-Jan-15 21:37:16

No reason why not if they want to. Why do you ask?

BastardGoDarkly Thu 08-Jan-15 21:39:56

My Mam is 64, she's working full time as a fish monger/butcher, so quite physical work. She loves it, eventually she'll go part time I suppose, and her pension from work doesn't kick in until she's 65 anyway.

SASASI Thu 08-Jan-15 21:40:17

Im public sector (not civil service) & pension is final salary based so my plan is to work part time until DC are 18/20 then work full time until retiring - maybe 10 years - if health allows. DF went straight from full time to retirement & says he is busier than when he was working! Not everyone needs a gradual shift.

Knifey Thu 08-Jan-15 21:46:10

SASASI, nit sure if I've understood correctly, but if your plan is to return to f-t working ahead of retirement so that your final salary is higher it won't work! Your pension is calculated on your FTE salary based on the number of whole years service you have. So if you're currently working 2 days per week, each year earns you 2/5 of a year for your pension, which will be paid using your FTE salary.

You can play that game by getting a good promotion in your final years though. I've seen it happen where people were grossly over promoted in their last couple of years but I don't think it happens so much now.

expatinscotland Thu 08-Jan-15 21:49:36

Those who are in these jobs you can't physically do will need to retrain AND there need to be heavy penalties for age discrimination.

The fact is as people live longer, they will have to work longer.

loiner45 Thu 08-Jan-15 21:50:19

I'm just about 60 and working f/t - due to retire at 66. Can't afford to go p/t as trying to bump up my meagre pension.

tippytappywriter Thu 08-Jan-15 21:52:29

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