War veteran ‘bored to death’ by retirement starts first day at new job

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LONDON — Pensioner Joe Bartley stole the internet’s heart when his advert seeking employment went viral last week.

The 89-year-old, suffering from loneliness after the death of his wife Cassie two years ago, wanted to find a part-time job to save him “from dying of boredom.”

Offers of work poured in for the former serviceman, who has now officially started a new role with a local restaurant. 

Customers greeted Bartley with a round of applause at Cantina Bar and Kitchen in Paignton, Devon when he arrived to clock in for his first day of work.  Read more…

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89-year-old war veteran’s ad looking for work will melt your heart

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LONDON — An 89-year-old war veteran has been inundated with job offers after his ad looking for work to save him from “dying of boredom” went viral. 

Joe Bartley from Paignton, Devon, retired 6 years ago, but discovered that unemployed life wasn’t for him. 

Suffering from boredom and loneliness, he put an advert in his local newspaper, the Herald Express, hoping to find something to occupy his time and allow him to meet new people.

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