Gone were the days where seniority means power and respect in cabin crew. Seniority in today's context is a burden to the company. If you are a senior staff, it means higher salary and more perks.If you remains in the job beyond 55 you are jamming the opportunity for the younger and junior ones to climb the corporate ladder. If you are senior it also means you are old and naggy. Most likely you are not familiar with the use of the computers as compared to the junior ones.
In certain companies, you will be appraised by your juniors. This action is camouflaged by the word "feedback". The slightest mistake you make you will be on your way out without compensation.
Hello you IFS and Chiefs you wanna work beyond 55 and then to 60? ( I also heard that the union is asking the company to extend your retirement age to 62). Come on la be more realistic don't expect to be working till you drop dead. Have a break man!
The US president only serves 2 terms. People like Hu Jintao became the President of China only 7 years ago and now he is grooming someone to take over his powerful position in the next few years.
Sure, when you are old you are considered a burden not only to society but to your family as well.
I heard in the old days it was a practice for the poor Japanese to carry their aged parents to the hills and throw them down. The thing here was the aged parents themselves would be the ones who would unselfishly suggest to their children to have them "disposed off" so the family would have more to eat.
So sad as the saying goes in Hainanese "chaet loud boh tong joung" ( notice my name there "boh tong").