Life begins at 65: workers can now stay on if they want
Sarah CassidyFor many people, retirement is something to look forward to. But for others, it is not. When Knud Moller, a former government statistician, was forced to leave the job he loved in 2007 simply because he had turned 65, it was a horrible blow.
Mr Moller had hoped to keep working at least until the next national census, which was four years away, in 2011. Unfortunately, he didn't have a choice. The law required that he retire, and the Stoke native was forced out of his job.
"I felt very unhappy. You lose your professional dignity and you, in a sense, become nobody," Mr Moller, now 70, said. "I felt very bitter. I have applied for many jobs since then but often don't even get an acknowledgement of my application."
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"Life begins at 65: workers can now stay on if they want", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2012. Consulté le 30/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/life-begins-at-65-workers-can-now-stay-on-if-they-want