There’s no such thing as retirement any more for millions of elderly workers around the world. Longer life expectancies combined with higher living costs means working until you physically can’t is a reality for many.However, that also means there’s a trend emerging for a post-retirement career. Juliana Liu visited a Hong Kong restaurant where the hiring policy emphasises life experience over other skills, while Matthew Wheeler and Priti Gupta picked up some tips from the knitting grandmothers of Bangalore in India.Gingko House, Hong KongWhen Choi Chor Tung approached his 65th birthday, he applied for a job at Gingko House, a Hong Kong social enterprise that mainly hires elderly workers at its four restaurants and the organic farm it uses to supply its eateries.Mr Choi, who was at that point a butcher, wanted to join Gingko as he was afraid of being fired from his previous job because of his age.”If you want to retire, then you have to have a lot of savings. But most people in Hong Kong don’t have a lot of savings or pension money. It goes very quickly,” he says. “Only a place like this will employ someone of my age. I’m 66. I will keep… Read full this story
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