Questions tagged [retirement]

Questions pertaining to a permanent end to a person's employment.

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Farewell speech to a colleague whom I do not know well

I have recently taken over a team and a colleague is retiring soon. Please give some tips on what to say in his farewell party. This is especially tough as I do not know him well, nor have I ...
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How to deal with a supervisor shaming staff nearing retirement?

I work at a public school that recently hired a new principal. There have been many retirements this year and the principal has been shaming the older staff. One senior teacher came to me crying ...
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In what occupations, niches, roles can a software developer work when he is 90 years old? [closed]

I'm about 40 years old and I'm a software developer (with focus on Java). I was told that in my region (German-speaking Europe) companies stop hiring people over the age of 45. I don't believe in ...
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How do I tell another HR manger that I emailed them due to the old HR manager retiring?

Edit: Thank you all for your answers and comments. As a result I have decided per your recommendations not to email the new HR manager, but I will mention this work experience if I am lucky enough ...
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Requesting not to have a Retirement Dinner [duplicate]

How do I nicely tell co-workers that I would not like to have a retirement dinner? This is something that everyone before me had & people look forward to this. I am not against the dinner, but ...
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Is it okay to turn down an invitation to my own retirement party?

I had to retire from work after 23 years to care for my ill husband. No breaks. I’m here 24/7. I order groceries on line for delivery. I’m his caretaker. With his dementia and disease he cannot be ...
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How do I ask to transition from full time to permanent part time instead of retirement?

I'm a software developer and I really like my job. I mean I really really really like my job. I have a great work environment, I work on creative projects, I work the standard full-time gig: 40-50 ...
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Is it appropiate to decline full reimbursement for device bought for boss figure

This boss in my company is retiring at the end of the month, he politely asked me if I could get an external hard drive so he could save personal pictures and videos along with other personal files ...
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What is the etiquette to follow when writing a farewell message for a co-worker leaving permanently on disability?

We have a team member who has been with some of us for over 20 years, and the others have been in the industry with him for over 10 years. He had an accident at home that involved a significant head ...