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What do you call a Nurse; who is also a Chiropodist, Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist, Chef, Cleaner & Gardener.
This is the job description of many pensioners both Male & Female.
They are the ones who are giving sole care to a partner who is incapacitated by the march of time.
It can be a husband caring for an Alzheimer’s wife, or a wife caring for a husband who can no longer walk.
Today Pensioners are often seen by the public, as the jet-setters off on the great last OE, or the fit elderly pursuing their dream of all day golf, fishing, writing or art.
For many the reality is full-time grinding employment.
Their remuneration for 12 hr + days, 7 days a week?
About $3.75 an hour.
If they were doing it as a job, what would their income be I wonder?
Now I must ask: should the person put Retired on Govt forms or boldly say; full time employment as Super Nurse?