Yesterday in the post was a recruitment post card from Royal Mail asking for help during the very busy Christmas Period.
I thought of applying but then, because of my age but most of all because I look my age I would not be employed this would happen immediately, even before I could demonstrate that I am an extremely fit older person.
The older man according to a radio programme is lonely – lonelier than the older women. A fit older man is more able to lift, carry and move heavy loads better than an older woman.
I know this from experience as a past Christmas GPO temporary worker who carried the mail in a large shoulder canvas bag.
The older person is disabled by their looks as much as by their age even before their ability could be assessed.
I ask Mature Times to look into this so that we the older person can earn a small wage to help us over this very difficult economic period.
Pat Robinson (Mrs)
P.S. I can list certain jobs that I could do easily and as well as in any period in my life and this would apply to A LOT OF PEOPLE.
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