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So the average male life expectancy is increasing by 6 hours a day

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foxinsocks Sat 08-Aug-09 09:07:18

so it says on the news (this all to do with pensions etc.)

a) I wonder what's happening with women's life expectancies

b) I wonder if it can be reduced by placing a pillow over men's head when snoring, kicks up the backside for not doing chores and stress on being locked out when coming back at 4am v drunk and having lost keys


so we're all going to be working into our 70s it seems! arrghh!

foxinsocks Sat 08-Aug-09 09:07:48

(that's if we rely on pensions and I don't know many people who plan to do that any more tbh)

edam Sat 08-Aug-09 09:11:45

dh's company pension scheme is being wound up. sad Dunno whether he'll get his contributions and his employers returned. (He no longer works there.)

PeachyLaPeche Sat 08-Aug-09 09:35:52

Seems fair enough yto work into seventies if healthy enough IMVHO- when pensions were established there was IIRC (a little leeway for memory appreciated) about 3 years assumed between retirement and death at average age

Whast we have now- frequent 30 years+ retirements combined with fewer under 16 than pensioners (top heavy society) and the collapse of the company pension scheme is unsustainable

DH sees himself as working until collapse through choice (part ime post 70 if poss), my Dad would choose to but cannot becuase company needs to make cuts he's working extra 6 months.

Don't know about me, carers don't retire anyway do that? If I am in work I expect to leave mid 60's but only as I will ahve ds3 to care for as well and there is a limit after all.

Of course there's a whole debate here about freeing jobs up for young people to go into, which is where it gets V complex

foxinsocks Sat 08-Aug-09 19:07:35

suppose so Peachy

think we'd also have to tackle age discrimination in the workplace too. I don't know many places where there are 70 year olds still working!

how awful edam . Wonder what will happen. There's some sort of protection in place for pension schemes when they collapse I seem to remember.

foxinsocks Sat 08-Aug-09 19:08:34

(can't remember the name but remember it being started...something like the Pension protection fund..)

LeninGrad Sat 08-Aug-09 23:23:13

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