Monday, June 2, 2008

Baby Boomers - What is Your Job Description?

Baby Boomers ... are you looking for a job to make a little extra spending money in a relaxing environment? Well, if you enjoy hoisting a pint or two, are witty and pleasant company, you might just fit the bill! Please send a picture and resume ........

I found this posted in a newspaper from the UK (see below)! Houdini, my Maltese jumped on it immediately, but was turned down in favor of a retired doctor and a former military man. He consoles himself with the fact that now he has more time to pursue "other" interests!

LONDON (Reuters) - Found: drinking companions to join elderly gentleman for a friendly beer at his local pub.

Mike Hammond was bombarded with offers after advertising in his village post office for someone to accompany his 88-year-old father Jack on visits to a southern England pub from a nursing home.

He offered the lucky winner 7 pounds ($14) an hour plus expenses and, after sifting through the applicants, decided on a job-share. Drinking duties are to be divided between a retired doctor and a former military man.

"Dad's now going to be going down to the pub several times a week -- three with his new friends and twice with me," Mike Hammond told The Times on Thursday. "I want to give him some of his old life back."

(Reporting by Paul Majendie, Editing by Paul Casciato)

Aging parents can be a challenge, so be creative! Retirement does not have to be boring.

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Doug Kueffler said...

My 81-year-old Mom sent me a little blurb about a job for retirees - one we could excel at: Converting Vodka, Gin, Bourban, Wine and Beer into urine.

Denise Clarke said...

Your Mom is too funny ...sometimes we have to get older to appreciate our parents humor ... LOL


Cathy Warren said...

Creative and funny. I know several people who would enjoy this job!

Cathy Warren