Frank will be 80 next month

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Frank (above, third from the left) will be 80 next month.

I’m hoping he doesn’t mind too much that I’ve let his cat out of the bag, but I thought you should know. Becoming eighty years old doesn’t happen every month, especially when you still work two days a week for a large and successful organisation, which Frank does. Which matters to him.

It matters to me because Frank, inadvertently, gave me my first big break into middle management. He was a head of department in a large urban college, and had just turned sixty-five. In those days no one had heard of age discrimination, nor dreamt that retirement ages could soon push towards seventy. In fact, most people seemed to leave at fifty-five and take ten years’ worth of pension enhancement with them. Happy days. So Frank retired, just a few months past the then national retirement age for…

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About dp40days

A senior leader in Further and Higher Education, now based in Moray (pronounced "Murray") on the coast of the Scottish Highlands. (I know, I love paradox). We have more sunshine and less rain each year than my previous home in Manchester, and about fifty more distilleries too! You can find me on Twitter as @DP40days. Blogs so far have been mainly about work and travel but frankly, I've been a bit quiet recently. Maybe that's about to change...
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