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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 5 (November 2, 1931)



“For the first time in his life he has been able to attend properly to his own business.” That is how one superannuated public servant, with forty years spent in one Department, welcomes relief from the cares of State affairs. Another, who has turned to profitable use qualities developed in the course of pleasing clients in a business-getting railway job, found his early days of retirement so cluttered with social engagements that they became rather a nightmare to him, because, to use his own words, “he couldn't find time to keep them all.” Then comes one of our well-known retired officers to report that he has been on superannuation now for three months, and he finds so many things to do in his “retired” life that “it seems like three weeks.” But the best news of the day comes from his pal who retired from another Government job, and who has discovered so much to do about the home that “he doesn't know how he ever used to find time to go to work.”