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Exploring the idea of a gap year for elderly employees

NEIL MITCHELL'S IDEAS FACTORY

IDEAS FACTORY

Gap years could be on the agenda for workers approaching retirement.

The Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt put forward the idea after talking to retired people across the country.

Mr Wyatt told Neil Mitchell many people wish they’d just taken a break instead of calling it quits for good.

“The novelty of retirement wears off,” he said.

Neil said it’s an idea worth exploring.

“You might need to access your superannuation for that period of time,” Neil said.

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But not everyone was a fan of the idea.

3AW listener and self-confessed “grumpy old man” Terry called in shortly after, saying the idea is a “load of crap”.

“There’s no way known bosses out there are going to keep your job for you if you come back in 12 bloody months,” Terry said.

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