Friday February 28, 2020

The twilight years of toil

The story of a 94-year-old woman celebrated for working in McDonald’s (with no plans to cash in her chips) in the US leads Aileen Hickie to reflect on the changing face of retirement

2nd April, 2017

A few years ago, we brought the children to Disney World in Florida. As we entered the theme park, we all noticed something unusual; something more unusual, that is, than the huge numbers of overweight people renting power chairs to drive around on. What struck us was the age of the theme park staff. Car park attendants, ticket booth friendlies: many appeared in their mid-to-late 70s. And yet here they were, uniformed and baking in...

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