Thursday, 2 February 2017
Today the government has announced a new strategy under the title Fuller Working Lives for getting older people back into the workplace. “Calling on employers to boost the number of older workers and ensure they are not writing people off once they reach a certain age,” they say. That’s nice of them because everyone my age knows what it’s like to get knocked back when looking for work.
So what is the government actually going to do to help us?
Friday, 30 December 2016
It’s the end of the year, and blog posts are infecting the internet with words like “mindset”: the answer, apparently, to being healthier, richer and more successful next year. I gave up New Year’s resolutions years ago so I’m shrugging off the advice as nothing more than an excuse for a bit of buzzword bingo.
But there are some things I can’t shrug off.
Tuesday, 27 December 2016
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Tuesday, 8 November 2016
I like having friends younger than me, particularly when it comes to the music round in the pub quiz. And because it gives me a different perspective.
But sometimes it makes me feel old, like when they turn out to have heard of Mott the Hoople because their parents had the albums.