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South Korean seniors take on 'silver service' courier jobs

They use their free passes on the Seoul subway to shuttle parcels to eke out their pensions

Mr Cho works as a 'silver service' courier for nine hours a day and earns about 500,000 won a month, which is about half what he and his wife need to live on.


CHO Yong Moon, 75, spends nine hours a day, five days a week using his free pass on the Seoul subway to shuttle parcels back and forth between clothing and jewellery stores.

With pension payments falling short of living costs for many of the elderly, he is among a growing...

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