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30th Apr '16 5:19:34 AM Mdumas43073
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30th Apr '16 5:19:18 AM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Queen Cersei Lannister''': "You have served the realm long and faithfully. Every man and woman in the Seven Kingdoms owes you thanks. But it is time to put aside your armor and your sword. It is time to rest and look back with pride on your many years of service." [...]\\
'''Varys''': "We have nothing but gratitude for your long service, good Ser. You shall be given a stout keep beside the sea, with servants to look after your every need."\\
'''Ser Barristan Selmy''': "A hall to die in, and men to bury me. I am a knight. I shall die a knight."

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-->'''Queen Cersei Lannister''': "You You have served the realm long and faithfully. Every man and woman in the Seven Kingdoms owes you thanks. But it is time to put aside your armor and your sword. It is time to rest and look back with pride on your many years of service." [...]\\
'''Varys''': "We We have nothing but gratitude for your long service, good Ser. You shall be given a stout keep beside the sea, with servants to look after your every need."\\
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'''Ser Barristan Selmy''': "A A hall to die in, and men to bury me. I am a knight. I shall die a knight."
15th Apr '16 4:50:36 PM Premonition45
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' dealt with Bruce Wayne having to force this on an otherwise competent but elderly manager at Wayne Corp. After the episode's plot makes him reconsider the value of experience and his own aging, he lifts the "mandatory" aspect of the company's retirement policy. When he informs the manager of this change, the man is visibly excited that he will be able to continue working until he is ready to make the choice to retire on his own. The man also tosses away his toupee, deciding he doesn't need to hide his aging anymore.
* Bruce Wayne in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' only retires from being Batman when health troubles make continuing exercise a futility. He is rather bitter about this. It takes having a heart attack during a hostage rescue, [[DoesNotLikeGuns forcing him to resort to holding the criminal at gun-point]], to drive the point home that he just can't keep being Batman at his age.

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* One episode of The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' dealt with episode "Mean Seasons" had Bruce Wayne having trying to force this on an otherwise competent but elderly manager at Wayne Corp. After the episode's plot makes him reconsider the value of experience and his own aging, he lifts the "mandatory" aspect of the company's retirement policy. When he informs the manager of this change, the man is visibly excited that he will be able to continue working until he is ready to make the choice to retire on his own. The man also tosses away his toupee, deciding he doesn't need to hide his aging anymore.
* Bruce Wayne in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' only retires from being Batman [[DentedIron when health troubles make continuing exercise a futility.futility]]. He is rather bitter about this. [[GameBreakingInjury It takes having a heart attack during a hostage rescue, rescue]], [[DoesNotLikeGuns forcing him to resort to holding the criminal at gun-point]], to drive the point home that he just can't keep being Batman at his age.
9th Jan '16 9:42:32 AM ParanoidAndroid
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* George Smiley from several of {{Creator/John Le Carre}}'s spy novels actually manages to combine this with MandatoryUnretirement: his marriage is a disaster and he's at a complete loose end without spy work to do, but at the same time the job is utterly thankless. He's repeatedly forced out by backroom politics, brought back under protest to fix other people's screwups, and never seems happy or fulfilled either way.
28th Nov '15 11:39:33 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheOffice'' did an episode about this, with Michael Scott and Creed rebelling against ageism and forcing their boss, Ryan, to back off.
* Subverted on ''{{Scrubs}}'', when Dr. Kelso is forced to retire at 65, but the hospital staff tries to make the board change their minds. With the support of Dr. Cox, they successfully convince the hospital board to alter their policy, but then Dr. Kelso immediately resigns on his own terms.
* Vic Mackey's impending mandatory retirement ends up being a rather significant plot point in the sixth and seventh seasons of ''TheShield''.

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* ''TheOffice'' ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' did an episode about this, with Michael Scott and Creed rebelling against ageism and forcing their boss, Ryan, to back off.
* Subverted on ''{{Scrubs}}'', ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', when Dr. Kelso is forced to retire at 65, but the hospital staff tries to make the board change their minds. With the support of Dr. Cox, they successfully convince the hospital board to alter their policy, but then Dr. Kelso immediately resigns on his own terms.
* Vic Mackey's impending mandatory retirement ends up being a rather significant plot point in the sixth and seventh seasons of ''TheShield''.''Series/TheShield''.
24th Nov '15 1:30:43 PM Str8taim
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' dealt with Bruce Wayne having to force this on an otherwise competent but elderly manager at Wayne Corp. After the episode's plot make him reconsider the value of experience and his own aging, he lifts the "mandatory" aspect of the company's retirement policy. When he informs the manager of this change, the man is visibly excited that he will be able to continue working until he is ready to make the choice to retire on his own. The man also tosses away his toupee, deciding he doesn't need to hide his aging anymore.
* Bruce Wayne in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' only retires from being Batman when health troubles make continuing an exercise in futility. He is rather bitter about this. It takes having a heart attack during a hostage rescue, [[DoesNotLikeGuns forcing him to resort to holding the criminal at gun-point]], to drive the point home that he just can't keep being Batman at his age.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' dealt with Bruce Wayne having to force this on an otherwise competent but elderly manager at Wayne Corp. After the episode's plot make makes him reconsider the value of experience and his own aging, he lifts the "mandatory" aspect of the company's retirement policy. When he informs the manager of this change, the man is visibly excited that he will be able to continue working until he is ready to make the choice to retire on his own. The man also tosses away his toupee, deciding he doesn't need to hide his aging anymore.
* Bruce Wayne in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' only retires from being Batman when health troubles make continuing an exercise in a futility. He is rather bitter about this. It takes having a heart attack during a hostage rescue, [[DoesNotLikeGuns forcing him to resort to holding the criminal at gun-point]], to drive the point home that he just can't keep being Batman at his age.
10th Oct '15 6:14:21 PM FordPrefect
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* Subverted in the ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' episode "Goodbye Mrs. Slocombe" -- in the end, the management ''expands'' the policy, sending two other characters to an early retirement (Of course, this is all fixed in the SnapBack). The series also used it straight in a separate episode, where Mr. Grainger is terrified of receiving a cuckoo clock - the standard gift for retirees at Grace Brothers.

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* Subverted in the ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' episode "Goodbye Mrs. Slocombe" -- in the end, the management ''expands'' the policy, sending two other characters to an early retirement (Of (of course, this is all fixed in the SnapBack). The series also used it straight in a separate episode, where Mr. Grainger is terrified of receiving a cuckoo clock - the standard gift for retirees at Grace Brothers.
17th Aug '15 1:10:20 PM MsChibi
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For the opposite of this trope, see MandatoryUnretirement.

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For the opposite of this trope, see MandatoryUnretirement. Compare and contrast EmptyNest.
28th Mar '15 8:19:24 PM nombretomado
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* Peter's dad in ''FamilyGuy'' is definitely unhappy about being forced into retirement. Some time later, he sneaks into the factory at night in order to keep working. At the end of the episode, Peter finds him a new job as the Pope's bodyguard.

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* Peter's dad in ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is definitely unhappy about being forced into retirement. Some time later, he sneaks into the factory at night in order to keep working. At the end of the episode, Peter finds him a new job as the Pope's bodyguard.
28th Sep '14 3:03:47 AM Andyroid
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* Sgt. Jackrum in ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Monstrous Regiment]]'' was past retirement age, but for constant changes of birth year in the records (and superior officers happy to claim no such person was there to receive discharge papers).

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* Sgt. Jackrum in ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Monstrous Regiment]]'' ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'' was past retirement age, but for constant changes of birth year in the records (and superior officers happy to claim no such person was there to receive discharge papers).
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