I hate to burst your bubble, guys, but mandatory retirement is illegal in most cases. Equal Employment Opportunity Act. In my shop, most of the people are over 65, including myself. They are the best workers - motivated, dedicated, healthy and have good sense of humor.
I'd be lost without them. I'm still working, but my real job is restoring two 300TDs.
Stage Wizards Lighting and sound designer
1981 SD 328,000
1985 300TD, 266,000
1984 300 TD, 267,000