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  • Yes, they should

    I can speak from personal experience, some teachers style of teaching does not suite the students of the modern era. Their information and the way they teach and solve problems may make sense to them and the people their age, but not for us. They teach that way because that's how they were taught.

  • Mandatory retirement age

    I think their should be should be a mandatory retirement age for all people. This will allow younger qualified employees to fill those position's. Politician's need to step or be retired at 65 years old to allow younger people to run for office. Our current politicians have become outdated with old thought and unable to make changes that need to be made. Congress is inundated with older people that no longer communicte together or with the current public so thought processes exist among many of them Many show signs of senile demential or early alzeheimers and must be retired we need new thought's in our government.

  • Mandatory Retirement Age

    Staying in a job just because you want to (not because you financially need to) is selfish and does not give an opportunity for a young person (who probably needs the job) to have that job. If you are working after the age of 65 you should not be able to collect CPP in Canada or OAP. It's called a pension for a reason.

  • After le age of 65 average... Every physical ability is in rapid decrease.

    Doctors can confirm these arguments.
    It the age where most people develops chronical diseases.
    Weight lifting capabilities are declining fast.
    Ability to use technology efficiently and inventively is in decline, due to cognitive decline.

    Now...
    Economically that means: They produce less goods with passing time, they tend to be confused and relay or treat information erroneously. They are susceptible to bad suggestions. Which culminates to fashion behavior and creates bubble economy.

    My personal opinion, we should forcefully retire them by 65, prior to a 5 year preparation to be sent to centralized retirement homes, with access to services that are needed for that age (thus removing the burden on the younger generations who currently have to support their needs): for example... Health services, food, nostalgic entertainment (since they cannot handle the new stuff).

    Old age is a Jacob's break (Trucker term) on the wheel of economy not a engine on the wheel, the best way to prevent the economy to collapse is to remove those breaks.

  • Yes i think 60 is a good age to be forced to retire

    With the lack of jobs its a good idea to force them to a part time job and give a chance to a younger person that needs to take care of thare wife and kids i have a guy i work with that is 72 and still works he says he works because he needs a million dollars so he can retire that is crazy most men live till they are in thare 90s if lucky that is so selfish and why would any body want to work at that age and we do most of the work for him mabey we would have less people we as tax payers would have to pay for

  • Yes i think 60 is a good age to be forced to retire

    With the lack of jobs its a good idea to force them to a part time job and give a chance to a younger person that needs to take care of thare wife and kids i have a guy i work with that is 72 and still works he says he works because he needs a million dollars so he can retire that is crazy most men live till they are in thare 90s if lucky that is so selfish and why would any body want to work at that age and we do most of the work for him mabey we would have less people we as tax payers would have to pay for

  • Yes i think 60 is a good age to be forced to retire

    With the lack of jobs its a good idea to force them to a part time job and give a chance to a younger person that needs to take care of thare wife and kids i have a guy i work with that is 72 and still works he says he works because he needs a million dollars so he can retire that is crazy most men live till they are in thare 90s if lucky that is so selfish and why would any body want to work at that age and we do most of the work for him mabey we would have less people we as tax payers would have to pay for

  • Knowledge is outdated

    Older people should be forced to retire at a certain age because the world is steadily changed and their knowledge becomes outdated. With new and upcoming technology the older people fall behind by not knowing how to work these things. Their knowledge is of the past, the world is changed and so should the teachers be. How can teachers be expected to teach students is their knowledge is based off of what things were like 35 years ago?

  • Old people smell weird

    I'm sorry but its true there are old people who smell very strange. This factor can change the attitudes of younger people, some of these people smell like poo. We need to get smelly people out and youngsters in. Older people also tend to dart at people when they disagree or are just plain angry. Giving them the famous title of "old farts".

  • There should be a mandatory retirement age

    People over the age of 65 get many disease. If there isn't a mandatory retirement age, people who has disease can't work and earn money as much as people who are healthy.This is unfair. Healthy or not is not their fault. So, there should be one mandatory retirement age for all jobs.

  • Insensitive World We Live In

    If the world is really this insensitive then what is the use? To say that just because someone is, say, 60, doesn't mean they aren't as experienced and capable. None of my teachers are under 30 and they have taught kids who vary in careers from a mesus (massage therapist) to an actor. If you aren't willing to say this to someone you know who's at least 60, you shouldn't be saying it her.

  • That is stupid!

    My grandmother is still teaching after who knows how many years and she is 81 and everyone loves her. She had cancer and continued to teach. You say young people deserve the job more, no matter what form, and you are saying that young people are more important, which, last time I checked, is infringement of rights and means that you think that an inexperienced new teacher would not need the guidance of a teacher who had been there for, say, 50 years. It also means you believe young people matter more than the elderly, which is just mean. Would you say that to your grandmother? Or your grandfather? Didn't think so. Next time, think about it from the other persons perspective.

  • Land of the free

    If this is really the land of the free, you can work till the day you die.
    If you want to retire, then retire.
    People can do what ever they want and so on.
    The thing is that people shouldn't be forced to do anything and should have the freedom to choose what they want/don't want in there lives.

    (in a positive way)

  • Working keeps you healthy and engaged

    People who are older are at greater risk for depression, so keeping them active and engaged in society gives their lives purpose and meaning. If you don't have a job to go to every morning, you are less likely to want to get out of bed at all. Older people who also suffer from depression are more likely to become ill and may even die at a younger age than if they had stayed more active and engaged within working society.

  • They can work till they want to !!

    Older people might want to stay in their job as they might not be happy with their pension because it wouldn't support them fir their whole life ahead ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • No. You cannot pick a number for everyone.

    People differ. Jobs differ. Economic times change. Technology changes. The number would vary from time to time, person to person and job to job.
    It would be too complicated and never fair. The number would be completely arbitrary. Subjective. A magic number.
    It is unfair for people that enter the workforce at a later age; they would be in the workforce for a shorter period of time.
    It is unfair to change the rules during the game. People have a right to plan ahead.
    Government can't force you to quit your job, because that violates the principle of free market.

    Solution: pay people in proportion to their performance. Assess people periodically.
    Once a person's performance declines so does their salary until they reach a point where it is no longer worth it. Doesn't feel nice but that is fair. A job is not a charity.

    Some jobs obviously should have conditions (not just age) for a person to retire. Like pilots. Even then, or especially then, should you look at more than just age and not use the same conditions you use with every other job.

  • No. You cannot pick a number for everyone.

    People differ. Jobs differ. Economic times change. Technology changes.
    The number would vary from time to time, person to person and job to job.
    It would be too complicated and never fair. The number would be completely arbitrary. Subjective. A magic number.
    It is unfair for people that enter the workforce at a later age; the would be in the workforce for a shorter period of time.
    It is unfair to change the rules during the game. People have a right to plan ahead.
    Government can't force you to quit your job, because that violates the principle of free market.

    Solution: pay people in proportion to their performace. Assess people periodically.
    Once a person's performance declines so does their salary until they reach a point where it is no longer worth it.

    Some jobs obviously should have conditions (not just age) for a person to retire. Like pilots.

  • No! You cannot pick a number for everyone.

    Some people start working at a later age. They would have fewer years in the workforce to save up, so that is unfair to them.
    People differ in terms of health. Jobs differ in terms of requiring people that are young. Economic circumstances and technology change so that magical number is continuously changing.
    It is unfair to change the rules during the game.
    Solution: people should be paid in proportion to their performance. So if people earn less and less after a certain age they will decide to retire when it is no longer worth it. People should be assessed periodically.
    Certain jobs that rely on health like pilots should have a retirement age. But for other jobs it doesn't make any sense. You cannot force people to sit at home the entire day in stead of doing something productive just because they've reached a magical age.

  • The old people can do things good.

    They might be better than the normal young workers. They have still done doing more works than the normal workers, and they might have a way to do good. They have more things they can do there, too. They must be weaker then the young, but they can still have their way.

  • Ha! Obviously not.

    Mandatory retirement age is discriminatory by its very nature. It ignores the realities of an older employee being clearly able to continue productivity and enforces stereotypes like 'old people get sick' or 'old people are crazy' or 'old people can't handle change.' None of those are true on the whole and it's harmful to implement policies based on prejudices like that.

    In addition, it isn't like keeping the older employees means that younger employees can't get jobs. That's a ridiculous fallacy; there isn't a limited number of jobs out there. More productive employees means more productivity. More productivity is better for businesses, the economy, and the workers. It's really that straight-forward.


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