Saturday, 13 December 2014

Worker over the age of 60



It is often said that people over the age of 60 should not work anymore because of the problems they create, that employers should make them retire. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your opinion.

Majority of countries around the world determine that workers aged 60 or more must be retired because they cannot work optimally. In my opinion, the 60-year-old people should not work anymore but in certain situation, they can continue their job because they still can give much contribution for the organization where they work.

The main reason why the 60-year-old employees should retire is because at this age they do not have accurate moving of their toes. For example, in position depending on writing, typing, and reading such as secretary, writer and editor, employees would work slowly. As a result, they do not commit their task as productive as when they are under 60. Moreover, old people exacerbate the jobs that need strong energy to do such as labour in building project, farming and other factories. Consequently, income of companies which possess staff age more than 60 will decline. Finally, senior staff would be difficult to adjust the working pattern of young people so that the teamwork do not operate optimally.

However, there are many people who are still productive in the sexagenarian such as B.J. Habibi (the former president of Indonesia), Jusuf Kalla (vice president of Indonesia), and Muhammad Yunus (one of the noble winners). All of these figures are more than 60 years old; indeed, their activities result in tremendous impact for their societies. I believe we can easily come across the people like that in companies around us. Although they have less physical function, they have strong motivation, much knowledge, deep experience, and wise thinking―all of them are very helpful for enterprise. Therefore, the employers must not only consider age as sole factor to determine worker resign.


To conclude, it is wise that the owners not only examine the age of 60 or more as sole indicator to retire their employees. Yet, they should objectively see whether the employees aged 60 still can work or not optimally as well.
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