81 year old nurse still working strong! - page 8

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Cute article about an 81 year old nurse...probably runs circles around the others haha. Im gonna be retired on a beach with a pina colada at that age!... Read More


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    Quote from Paco69
    On the other hand, it could be an uplifting story if indeed 81-year-olds willingly take on this work for the sheer satisfaction it brings.
    *** The OP was about an 81 y/o RN who had to work to make ends meet.
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    I hope if I am still working at 81 I have the physical strength to pull the trigger of a shotgun with the barrel in my mouth.

    This is one of the most depressing stories I have read in a long time. To be 81 and have to work is pitiful beyond words.

    I am thankful I made the right retirement investments. If there was a god I guess I would thank him.
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    Quote from jodybird
    What are you yalking about? Nursing pension? there is no such thing unless you work for the VA
    My mother is a retire nursing living on her NURSING PENSION (and, of course, her hubby's pension and both SS checks). She was VERY blessed....when her hospital "re-engineered" her out of a job (aka: get the higher paid nurses out), she had worked there JUST long enough to qualify for the retirement pension. (Hard to do since her 35 working years had 28 of those years married to the military man!)

    So, yes, nursing pensions did exist. (Mom is 75.)
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    Quote from FLmomof5
    So, yes, nursing pensions did exist.
    Some still do although... well, for the sake of peace I'll redact the rest of the sentence.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** The OP was about an 81 y/o RN who had to work to make ends meet.
    Doesn't matter. It all depends on how you view the story for yourself.

    Quote from remifentanil
    I hope if I am still working at 81 I have the physical strength to pull the trigger of a shotgun with the barrel in my mouth.

    This is one of the most depressing stories I have read in a long time. To be 81 and have to work is pitiful beyond words.

    I am thankful I made the right retirement investments. If there was a god I guess I would thank him.
    I find your post more depressing than the news story.
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    Wow, just sad. This is probably most of us in the future.
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    Welcome to the Unites States where the corporate elite retire with huge bonus checks while the masses are doomed to work till they die.
    Fiona59, ♪♫ in my ♥, OCNRN63, and 3 others like this.
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    Love It! I am 50 in a BSN program and will continue to work as long as I can - because I want to!
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    Quote from gnabanrs
    theres a lady at my chrch who is 78yrs young,she mows her yard, walks her dog several times a day, cleans her own house, cooks and takes care of grandchildren. she never had a drivers licence and she walks everywhere she needs to go in town. im 48 and i want to be her when i grow up. so to all the ladies and gents out there who think they are too old to begin school in their 30s, 40s,50 and above.. naaaa we rock! so get goin....:dwoooo hoooo!!!!!
    this was both of my great grandmas! one was this way until 85, then other until 95. the one who lived on her own until 95 just passed away last month. both very great women.


    i live in western ny and there are a bunch of hospitals around here with pensions.
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    Quote from Paco69
    Doesn't matter. It all depends on how you view the story for yourself.
    *** No, you are mistaken. It matters tremendously. It's not a matter of how one views the story, but more a matter of reading comprehension.
    Fiona59, CCL RN, remifentanil, and 1 other like this.


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