Mayhem and trouble on the way

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niemeyjt wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:19 am
tim17 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:29 am
The 'non-biased' BBC cited the case of a train driver who can't retire until 57 and a half who's very unhappy about possibly having to work longer, it might force him to change jobs!

Personally I think the retirement age is too low here, depending on how Brexit goes I could in theory start receiving the French part of my state pension at 60 but don't envisage stopping work until several years later.
I think it is too low across Western Europe - it needs to be 70 at least in line with modern life expectancy.
We should also consider the average age at which people start working , hence putting money into the pot !
When I was young, you could start working at 14 (my grand father started at 8 and my father at 11...) . Today, most of the workers start at 20 or even much more because more and more degrees are required. The government encourages people to stay in a school to lower the unemployment figures. You don't need to study up to 21 for building concrete blocks or be at the cash desk of a supermarket !!!
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tim17 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:09 am
tohubohu wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:46 am
tim17 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:29 am
The 'non-biased' BBC cited the case of a train driver who can't retire until 57 and a half who's very unhappy about possibly having to work longer, it might force him to change jobs!

Personally I think the retirement age is too low here, depending on how Brexit goes I could in theory start receiving the French part of my state pension at 60 but don't envisage stopping work until several years later.
You mean a reduced french pension, as retirement age is 62, also not enough" trimestres" to receive a full pension
It's possible to retire at 60 here via ' carriere longue' where you add the trimestres accumulated from other countries to those you've gained in France and you'll get a full pension but with the date of receipt split depending on the retirement age on the other country/countries, that's the theory but Brexit could change that.
I think you need to relook at the rules.
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Le Démerdeur wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:24 am
Gardengirl wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:58 pm
Le Démerdeur wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:29 pm
I will be arriving at Coquelles into the thick of it, have clients arriving tomorrow night, can afford 90 minutes of delays beyond that there will be some unhappy campers. Think I have enough diesel for the journey and have a couple of jerrycans in reserve at the hôtel, it will be good to use them as last time lurgies were growing inside.
Good luck, hope all goes well; don’t forget to put your GJ on the dashboard!
Never in a million years would I do that and I have scorn for those that did and then criticised the GJ's.

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I am coming back Newhaven Dieppe on Sunday. Have been told it is just the port officers on strike today so no boats. Should be fine on Sunday. I am not that optimistic.
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tohubohu wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:11 am
tim17 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:09 am
tohubohu wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:46 am


You mean a reduced french pension, as retirement age is 62, also not enough" trimestres" to receive a full pension
It's possible to retire at 60 here via ' carriere longue' where you add the trimestres accumulated from other countries to those you've gained in France and you'll get a full pension but with the date of receipt split depending on the retirement age on the other country/countries, that's the theory but Brexit could change that.
I think you need to relook at the rules.
Have I misunderstood?

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mysty wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:49 am
At 70, it's too old to be doing most jobs.
But not too old for being POTUS - Trump's 73. Apart from that glaring mistake, yes, you can't expect a builder or a mason or a factory worker to work until 70, to choose just three examples, though there are plenty of judges and doctors still working after 70, and if their minds are still sharp, why not?
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At 70 I expect to be playing dominos and being good at it.
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On le Shuttle, so far so good.

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Hotels had cancelations in Paris that's no surprise looks like there was a bit of trouble today.
People complaining on the streets, shops and cafes shut. Some cancelled trains planes and buses. The end of the world is on its way as we know it.
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mysty wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:00 pm
At 70 I expect to be playing dominos and being good at it.
If it's 5's & 3's you might need some help.
Oh yeah! proper players call it 'Geronimos' :lol:

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