How old do window cleaners live to be?

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  1. boarcity

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    ive not known any that have died of old age ,but sure some of you guys have? i dont want to hear of any who died from accidents, just whats the average age you live to in this job will be of interest
     
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  2. SPCleaning

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    One in my town died whilst working from a heart attack, he was 76.

    My father died (cancer) at 65 but worked up to four months before his death. This was 18 months ago.
     
  3. Tuffers

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    My mate's old man who lives in North Wales is a windy, still working in his 70's and fit as a fiddle. My mate thinks he'll drop down dead if he stops working :confused:
     
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    The old man, not my mate :D
     
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    yep my dad supposed to be retired but still going out at 74.....i have to keep going for ever to pay my debts off...:rolleyes:
     
  6. windowsurfer

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    Think it depends on how much home brew you drink, keep the heart pickled, you live longer:thumbsup:. Dont know if the government health professionals will agree. I dont do home brewing:(. I just commented on the burnout thread, about a windy having a heartattack in his forties, poor guy. I know a couple of windys who are still alive and are retired and around 70.
     
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    one thing i can say about the job...and have always thought...who needs a gym....i get a great workout every day...and i like to push push me old muscles...and wfp...its a whole new ball game of extra and different muscles...seems to work the stomach a bit...yep thankyou window cleaning for keeping me alive....okay the drink helps too..:D
     
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    Lifes not fair, work all your life and then get hit with cancer when about to retire, my poor uncle was a postie, retired at 65 got throat cancer and died 3-4 months later:(. Think thats why you need to try and have a good work life balance, be all you can be, maybe try and get by with less, having everything doesnt make you happy, so they say.
     
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    One of our local windies worked until he was 78 and then fell ill with cancer, had to pack in, and sadly died before he hit 79. Very sad.

    As cnc said, the job does keep you pretty fit, which must be of some benefit to your health.
     
  10. TolishAPurd

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    Another good thread boar. Most windies around here are in thier 50s. Usually skinny, leathery faced, and heavy drinking, but they are a lot healthier looking then the office based workers they went to school with. So long as you don't have an accident, its gotta be one of the healthiest outdoor jobs going IMO. One thing I like about it is that you get to work hard, and then have a bit of a breather and grab a drink/bite to eat in the van on the way to the next job.
     
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