I’m now sort of semi retired.
At the beginning of 1973 I started work in Barclays Bank. The following year saw the start of equality at work and it certainly applied to banking, though there were one or two little details that were overlooked.
Equality meant that our jobs were now pensionable and most of us didn’t see the need. Up until then, women depended on their husbands to provide pensions and so on. (1974 remember). Today I’m very pleased to have taken up the pension. Even though I left the bank at the end of 1984 that nest egg was patiently waiting for me.
A couple of days ago I celebrated my 59th birthday and decided to take a lump sum and reduced pension from Barclays Bank.
In reality I will probably continue to run my own business here until I’m 70.