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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