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    Lazy Older Men

    Seems all of you between 50-70 with degrees have given up and retired.

    https://www.ft.com/content/a91ed719-...a-db8ecb550561


    It is not obvious that the country has a jobs issue when unemployment is almost at a 50-year trough, but these official figures tell only part of the story. Unemployment might be historically low, but that does not mean employment is high. The number of people in work or self employed is still 500,000 lower than the pre-pandemic level with roughly 900,000 fewer working today than the Bank of England expected in forecasts made just before coronavirus struck.
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

    #2
    plenty of people screwed over during the pandemic have re-evaluated their future and decided it doesn't mean working flat out till they die sounds like a result
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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      #3
      To what extent is the number of people in work reduced by the ~200k Covid dead?
      Originally posted by MaryPoppins
      I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
      Originally posted by vetran
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        #4
        This particular 50-70 year old is working as hard as ever, it's just that I do it for myself and don't ned to earn money doing it. I am far from unique.

        What is fascinating is watching assorted quiz shows where you routinely find ex-public sector employees who have retired and are still in their fifties...
        Blog? What blog...?

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          #5
          Originally posted by d000hg View Post
          To what extent is the number of people in work reduced by the ~200k Covid dead?
          I would guesstimate that <20% of those were of working age (16-64)

          Although the number of people in work and generating tax revenue in the UK has also been reduced due to other factors.
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            #6
            Originally posted by malvolio View Post

            What is fascinating is watching assorted quiz shows where you routinely find ex-public sector employees who have retired and are still in their fifties...
            Talking to certain people in the public sector I don't blame them for retiring early.
            "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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              #7
              I'm between 50-70 with no degree. Would love to retire but can't afford to. My best mate and his wife have done it though - they both had a highly paid professional jobs but gave up trying to jump through the ridiculous hoops of ever changing clueless management as soon as they no longer needed to.

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                #8
                Originally posted by malvolio View Post
                This particular 50-70 year old is working as hard as ever, it's just that I do it for myself and don't ned to earn money doing it. I am far from unique.
                I think we'd use the word 'special'
                What is fascinating is watching assorted quiz shows where you routinely find ex-public sector employees who have retired and are still in their fifties...
                Well in certain PS jobs isn't this the norm e.g. emergency services? I always thought it was part of the deal that you slog your guts out and are expected to retire younger and be looked after because certain roles require you to be fairly fit. Or is this not the case?
                Originally posted by MaryPoppins
                I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
                Originally posted by vetran
                Urine is quite nourishing

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
                  Seems all of you between 50-70 with degrees have given up and retired.

                  https://www.ft.com/content/a91ed719-...a-db8ecb550561


                  It is not obvious that the country has a jobs issue when unemployment is almost at a 50-year trough, but these official figures tell only part of the story. Unemployment might be historically low, but that does not mean employment is high. The number of people in work or self employed is still 500,000 lower than the pre-pandemic level with roughly 900,000 fewer working today than the Bank of England expected in forecasts made just before coronavirus struck.
                  The BoE are Bojo's appointed numpties that cannot predict their own bowel movements. 50 to 70s with degrees are self-employed or have their own business. Brexit had a big impact and along with business rates, why bother?
                  "A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices," George Orwell

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                    #10
                    Buy the weigh eye object to being called lazy






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