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Early retirement – the next battle ground

In Uncategorized on June 14, 2010 at 19:46

I am saving up for retirement. In fact my contact person down at my bank suggested it when I turned 25.

At that time I had fulfilled the full potential regarding my career. In Denmark you only have 5-6 years befire the rest of your working life is to remain in your job, while waiting to retire. All that time you have to wait trying to the junior staff in place. No firm is prepared to have people employed who want to push forward their career for their entire life. Their co-workers would be tired of them in a couple of years and it could challenge the existense of a firm if people start quitting because they were afraid of a co-worker who is ambitious all the time.

It used to be a fine settlement for all parts. People came in happy in the morning and left at least as happy in the afternoon because they had removed focus from the firms to their families. All this system demands is a certainty that the state will pay out the pensions in the end. The problem is that we cannot be certain that the state will keep up their end of the bargain.

Now nothing is safe because the early retirement called “Efterloen” in Denmark was the core of our welfare society. It is difficult for us going to sleep every evening because we don’t know what to expect the next day.

Everything we believed in are gone thanks to our government. I find it hard to locate a country anywhere on the planet where people are having it as hard as it is the case in Denmark.

However, we will fight the removal of the “Efterloen” all the time. The betrayal of our people by the our government will no be left unnoticed. We must demand that they resign.

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