Women face confusion over Retirement Age under Tories
The Tories are unable to state clearly whether women have to work till we are 66, leaving many of us women 'up in the air', and not relishing the thought, no matter 'what the magazines say' about 'how great it is to have a career'.
It isn't not too bad if you love your job, now that's if it is still available as some do, but a lot of women don't and are often in stuck low income meaningless dead end jobs with people you have nothing in common with, so what keeps them going is that it will blissfully come to an end.
Working till the age of 68 for both men and women is a nightmare, although parents have have plenty of time off in their working life but non-parents don't, we have to work with no long breaks, unless we get a sympathic employer. We even have to 'beg to get compassionate' leave.
In many jobs, there is stress and many of us have had enough of it. Numerous people are taking time off due to stress and yet the Tories want to force these people to work when they are sick. Working longer makes us even more stressed, especially for those in customer service and in call centres jobs, facing abuse every minute.
It is nothing to do 'with being workshy', being stressed can be due to lack of staff in the office making someone having to do two or three people's jobs or someone suffering the effects of workplace bullying, and the company doing nothing about it.
Imagine being stuck in a poky office with no windows till the age of 66 without going bonkers. If is bad for polar bears at London Zoo, it is rotten for us humans. Many of us women are stuck an the same desk.
I feel sorry for bank employees who work in a soulless non-human 'corporate environments'. Now the Tories may may make them stay there even longer, no reward for their hard work and dedication. Of course, Cameron can get out of his office a lot but not everyone has that luck, in fact, some office-workers are timed just to go to the loo, and even frogmarched there. How wonderful is that?
As the population gets bigger and bigger in this country, there will be less jobs available to everyone for both young and old. It is bad enough as it is now. With more people working, there will be more cars on the roads, causing huge congestion and accidents in the rush hour.
Women are unable to get sabbaticals to take time off to help their elderly parents aged ninety odd, even more so, if they are stuck at work most of the time. Their partner may have died so even they can't help out.
Buses are often not available during the rush hour in some parts of the country and many older people may have to use public transport because doctors have stopped them driving. In parts of West Kent, you cannot get a bus before 9.30 am. So, if older people have to use the bus, they can't. Even if they have a scooter to get about, the pavement doesn't have a dropped kerb so they have to use busy roads. There are no trains there either. There has to be more expenditure on public transport if they decide to do this.
Eton and Oxford-educated Cameron with his money couldn't care less, could retire early if he wanted to, in fact, so could his wife.
"Half a million men now aged 58, who had expected to retire when they reach 65, will now have to go on for an extra year.
Women would have been able to retire at 63 in 2016 under Labour's existing plans to lift their pension age from 60 but now face an uncertain future if the Tories win power.
The independent review could also speed up further rises, potentially ushering in a state pension age for both sexes of 68 as early as 2020".
It's all right for some isn't it?
Of course, people like women judges, MPs and the queen, will be totally unaffected.