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New review to look at nurse retirement plans

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anon 10.37 you make excellent points. I just wonder what age you think of getting out though as after a certain age many employers are not keen to take you on in a new career when you many be competing with many other younger candidates no matter how good your cv, skills, experience and qualifications. on another note, those who make the rules about retirement at 68 obviously have no idea how physical some nursing jobs are. I am a very sportive and fit 65 year old, retired, but there is no way I could still do some of the heavier tasks which used to be expected of me but how would you tell the rest of your colleagues this if you were still working. you could hardly tell them you can't do this, that and the next and especially as a lot of the work is not predictable and cannot be preplanned. we often worked for several hours on the wards on our own and at night a nine hour shift and some the work could not be delayed until help was at hand! ridiculous! some acute wards where the demands are high and too few pairs of hands (and feet) nurse have to work extremely fast and think on their feet. many older people are no longer able to work at this pace. if nurses have to work until 68 jobs will have to be adapted to fit their capabilities.

Posted date

7 August, 2012

Posted time

12:12 pm

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