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Jim Clements: 34 years of working after retirement

by on January 31, 2013

Today’s Mail Online features this article about Jim Clements who has recently celebrated his 100th birthday and continues to work 2 days a week in an office. His duties include filing, shredding documents, making the tea, answering the phone and photocopying. He took the job after ‘retiring’ and has been doing it for 34 years.

He says: “I like to keep myself busy and I have always enjoyed being at work. It’s so good to still be active. It keeps the cogs moving and keeps me young.”

As expected, a range of reader comments. I particularly enjoyed “Don’t let George Osborne see this article or he will with IDS move the state retirement pension age to 100”.

Interesting, the most negatively rated comments at the moment seem to be those which accuse Mr Clements of ‘taking a young person’s job’  or suggest that it would be ‘more socially responsible for him to be doing voluntary work as an office boy at a charity’ to make room for a school leaver.

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