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Die old people DIE!!!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by goalmouth, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    You're worse than useless -- you cost MONEY!

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I thought this was another Coronavirus thread.
  4. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Saw that first hand at my last company - the number of people let go with 30+ years of service in their early 60s was awful. Just reinforced that I need to be able to retire in my 50s.
  5. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Who had "Logan's Run" in the pool for "Which dystopian sci-fi future will come true first?"
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  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    And Team Fatfuck is going to terminate Social Security next year.
  7. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    This whole system is designed to scam every nickel away from you through healthcare and assisted living so you die flat broke with nothing to leave your next of kin.
  8. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    My money's still on Soylent Green.
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  9. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    It was amazing how many of the 50-plus age group were in the job placement assistance program the first time I got laid off from Turner in 2012. People who had been regional sales directors, vice presidents, senior adminstrators, etc. (F-ing SUITS!)

    None of them had updated a resume in years and most would have been overqualified for any open position available. The job counselors were talking about "reinventing yourself" and I looked around the room at a lot of blank stares. I have no idea how those people were going to bridge the gap between 50 and retirement.

    Age discrimination is real, but almost impossible to prove. A company has the right to lop off the highest paying salaries, and oh by the way, those just happen to be the people who are almost to retirement but not quite. "But we didn't fire you because of your age!"

    Who needs institutional knowledge when you can save $$$ AND MEDICAL BENEFITS by hiring younger, healthier peons!

    I needed Gwen to work to 60 to be eligible for State Teacher's Retirement health benefits to bridge us to Medicare. Otherwise, we'd have been in a world of hurt, too.
  10. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Both of us fought like hell to keep my wife in her job at UAB. She put up with some horrible immediate managers and lots of bureaucratic bullshit until she retired after 29 years of making less than someone with her skills in the private sector - but her employer didn't go out of business, get bought out and/or have mass layoffs or burn down as her previous jobs had. She wound up with a fully vested retirement in the state teacher's retirement system and that modern day rarity, an honest to god pension. Throw in access to high quality insurance benefits, to the point that there is no point even looking at any other Medicare supplementary insurance program. She also worked until disability forced her to retire, which meant that she draws full Social Security disability as if she had worked until she was at max benefits before retiring.

    It has and will continue to make a huge difference in our quality of life.
  11. Mngwa

    Mngwa Well-Known Member

    That's awesome. If the GOP succeeds in gutting Medicare, retirement will become a myth.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2020
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  12. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    If they gut Social Security and Medicare, we're screwed.
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