I worked for the same company doing the same thing for 47 years
I retired when I was 65 from a warehouse job I had with the state. My salary was low and the work was hard. The benefits were mediocre.
Still it was a job and about as good as a barely graduated from high school man could get and keep.
I get a check and social security and inherited money from my now deceased parents. I live frugally and I suppose it could be worse.