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View Poll Results: People are living longer, so they should work a full time job longer.
Yes, in most cases, I think that is true 27 24.32%
Maybe but only people who work in white collar non physical jobs 23 20.72%
NO! Because there is a shortage of jobs and lets give the young people a chance to work at them 61 54.95%
Voters: 111. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-11-2017, 06:56 AM
 
Location: RVA
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Do you take the bus to school or bring a lunch? As kids we used that as an example of a nonsense questionaire.

I like disgustedmans answer.

Totally unrelated, but does anyone remember the name of that young person that used to stir things up with stupid, biased polls a few years back?
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:56 AM
 
Location: USA
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Obviously you don't because "You're retried now".
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:02 AM
 
Location: RVA
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The correct answer is both. Even in retirement! ;-)
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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In the last year insurance companies are reporting that average life spans is falling.
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:14 AM
 
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not really for the purpose of this discussion . life expectancy fell a few months from being tracked at birth . but it has increased among seniors and has been increasing . if you take a 65 year old life expectancy is very different than from birth . it goes out much longer the older you start tracking it .
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Proxima Centauri
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I didn't vote because I found all of the alternatives unacceptable. If you lose a job in your mid or late fifties it will be very hard to match prior earnings. Working until you are 70 requires you to find a government job in your forties.

Do you want fries with that?
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:36 AM
 
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if anyone thinks working or finding a job is hard in your 50's or 60's just try it at 80 when you need the money because you were to under funded
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:00 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Must be a lot of young people checking in on the retirement forum, by the votes. We have had a lot of retirements lately, one last Friday and another next week. These last two people are ages 71 and 68. With the required experience for their jobs paying over $100k, they are not likely to be replaced by anyone younger than about 45. Retirements do not always "give young people a chance to work at them." Slightly younger, perhaps. Our federal government thinks that
we should work a full time job longer, and keeps raising the full SS age.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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We may be living longer in general, but with what quality of life for those who have health problems? Missing work impacts hugely on employers, many with small employee load. Many over 65 are in walkers, etc., getting hip and knee replacements and out of work for months. I cannot see a large argument here. Of course a senior in tip top health at the top of her game, sure. But I'm not so sure that that's that norm.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Seattle/Dahlonega
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Work until you have enough money to be self sufficient.
At what age that happens is irrelevant.
Stick it to the man.
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