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The New York Times

"Dan Young of Atlanta came out of an unwanted retirement four years ago, took a job booking hotel rooms and now at the age of 74 helps supervise hundreds of reservation agents.

"Christine Shelley, a widow who was retired, became restless and went back to work. She learned to use a computer and earned six annual pay increases. Now 73 years old, she advises other older workers, 'Never be afraid to accept a challenge.'

"Their experiences illustrate the finding of a new study of two American corporations and a British retail chain. It concluded that older workers can be retrained in new technologies, have lower absenteeism and are often better salespeople than younger workers.

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August 31, 1992

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