• Yes, they should retire!!!

    Eh, I know this sounds heartless, but let's be real. Most people work because they don't save, or they don't have anything to do. And, to be quite honest that's not fair.
    I hate going into the office and half of the office workers are over the age of 60. And, their not looking to retire any time soon. Their mostly rude, jealous, and power driven.
    Most of the time they hate you because you're younger, they never want to teach you anything out of fear that they'll be out of a job. They will not keep up with the times. I can count of my hand how many times we've done things like its the 60's. Sorry, that was heartless. I just would like for once to go to work and talk to women my age, same interest.

    And, let you not work with women older than you. And, if you're young and pretty, Omg. Everything is about your age, your looks, your size. If your not jumping for joy to talk to them, your negative.

    Elderly people, if your reading this. Just retire. There's nothing bad about it.

  • That is right,

    The next generation should be given a chance. Old people have already worked for a long time and they should have collected enough money for their future. Some people should be forced to retire. So, people be forced to retire at a certain age. Young people are looking for jobs!!!

  • Retirees taking jobs

    They take jobs that young people need. They usually have no mortgage and are doing it for "something to do" they don't need the money and are inflexible and not willing to change with the times and always say " well that's not how it used to be" well it is now. Get over It

  • Pass the torch

    People over seventy should be forced to retire. They made it in the work force, and the younger generation should be given a chance. The average lifespan is eighty. The elderly cannot perform the job as well as a younger person, who is more agile, and open to change. Thanks

  • 4 types of generations in the workforce, what could possibly go wrong?

    Old people are living longer the young are having more kids and work is still hard to find. Instead of saying "people should work for as long as they want!" you should be saying "people should work for as long as it takes for the next generation to catch up"

  • I believe companies should be able to make someone retire.

    I work at a company that has a lady that is 73 years old. She works in the office. She is constantly panicking over the simplest things and yelling at employees and customers over issues she has thought up herself that are non-existent. She over complicates EVERYTHING and will interrupt employees work due to her self made issues. She really doesn't do anything because she is not mentally capable of performing the majority of the job duties she once filled. She has worked for this company for 13 years. She falls asleep at her desk several times a week and has to be woken up. The company owner and management do not want her doing actual work because of the way she acts and the fact that she makes so many errors because of her age and the fact that she will not listen to anyone. She still tries to complete tasks using the methods this company used years ago rather than the new, more efficient methods she is told to use. This causes other employees to have to redo most of the work she has "performed" and are told not to say anything to her. She can barely even write a legible memo because she shakes so bad. Some people should be forced to retire. She should not be working, and does not have to work. She has a very nice retirement account that would do her well. People like this should not be working. It makes it harder on everyone else, and they actually serve no beneficial purpose to the work place.

  • A person should work as long as he wants to

    If a person wants he should work. Yes, sometimes it can't be the same position, because elderly people can't deal with computers as good as young, or take as much physical pressure. But they have experience, experience that should be passed to next generation of employees.
    Plus it is just wrong to take away from you something that you've been doing whole your life

  • No,they should not

    The person has to be fully functional, and that is the deciding factor. If they can produce and complete tasks just as well as everyone else, why should they have to leave. I know everyone is different, so its up to the employer in this matter, if they got it still, keep them.

  • No, people should not be forced to retire at a certain age.

    People should not be forced to retire at a certain age for a couple of reasons. For one, some people remain active, passionate, and brilliant well into old age, and these people are often important to society. While there may be some people who are not mentally capable of working past a certain age, there are many who are more than capable. Another reason is that retirement requires a large amount of savings. Some people do not have the opportunity to begin saving for retirement until later in life (if they can save at all), and it is unfair to force these people to live without an income or an opportunity for further saving.

  • Let people work

    I think there is no sense in forcing people into retiring at a certain age. These people may not be prepared to retire at the given age, and it is also possible that people who are prepared to retire may choose to work. I will probably work well past my retirement age.

  • No, peole can work as long as they want.

    No, people should not be forced to retire at a certain age. It is my belief that their are those who genially enjoy what the do for a living. If they were then told that they had to retire, it would probably crush their spirits. Also, their are the few who have not taken the proper measures to acquire to proper amount of money for retirement. Therefore, if those people are than told that they have to retire, they could not support themselves financially.

  • People Should Work Until They Don't Want to Anymore

    People shouldn't be forced to retire at a certain age. It's a free market economy and someone should be able to work until they don't want to work anymore. The age of 65 in many countries was set back in the 1930s during the Great Depression when the average lifespan of humans was just 69. Now, people live to as many as 10 years beyond that. People should be able to work as long as they want to in terms of a retirement age.

  • People should work for as long as they want to or need to.

    Some individuals actually enjoy working because it gives them something to do. Not everyone likes being at home most of the time. Besides, why unnecessarily "fire" a person who is perfectly capable of performing his or her duties?

    The other issue is that some individuals must continue working in order to make ends meet. If those people were forced to retire, it would be a considerable struggle for them to survive financially, even with an assumed pension given.

  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act

    The ADEA states that: ensures that older workers
    receive equal and fair treatment in the workplace. It protects most workers forty years of
    age and older from arbitrary age discrimination while on the job. It also seeks to support
    the employment of older persons based on their ability rather than age.

  • Help the eledry

    I dont think it s fair either these people are wise engough to keep working so the are wise engough to stop.M y research for my paper we are writing thiss for states in japan there is an 116 year old man working in JAPON. IT IS NOT FAIR.SAY NO

  • Not with not against

    More than 3 million people around the world graduate each year having no job, how can we stop this? Maybe forcing people to retire is a good idea? But some people actually enjoy working because it gives them something to do. Not everyone likes being at home most of the time. And it's a loss for a company to fire a person who is perfectly capable of performing his or her duties, isn’t it? But I think that new college graduates are enthusiastic and motivated. Most of them are willing to work for significantly less salary than “experienced employers.” also as we know most jobs need employers who know how to use technology easily and most of the old hires don’t know how. Well i guess it's a hard decision for a company to choose new graduates or experienced hires, but if i were a boss for a company i would keep the experienced ones and employ the graduates. In this way the experienced would have fun enjoying their job and the graduates would get a good job and with a good salary that would help them to build their future.

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