Skip to comments.For boomers, it's a new era of 'work til you drop'
Posted on 02/20/2012 3:21:53 PM PST by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When Paula Symons joined the U.S. workforce in 1972, typewriters in her office clacked nonstop, people answered the telephones and the hot new technology revolutionizing communication was the fax machine.
Symons, fresh out of college, entered this brave new world thinking she'd do pretty much what her parents' generation did: Work for just one or two companies over about 45 years before bidding farewell to co-workers at a retirement party and heading off into her sunset years with a pension.
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If you stop working, soon you will drop.
Retirement is for those that wish to have a closer relationship with their mortician.
Work at something you enjoy.
Case in point, Joe Paterno.
Not necessarily... I know people who do volunteer work for churches and various charities and political groups... I agree; you have to remain active in some capacity; but I can’t do 12 hour shifts in a NICU forever; much as I love the work.
And then do what?
Boomers wanted this. They keep voting for it.
Now that I've told a great joke for the day, all I can say is that the time of easy living is over, thanks to proliferate spending by politicians at the behest of greedy voters.
It is time to pay the piper and the piper is mad.
I will be eligible for retirement on 7 March 2012! As soon as I can get my paperwork in order, I’m retiring with 30+ years and plans to hunt till I drop!
33 years with the gov. is more than I ever thought I could take, and I’m ready to call my own shots for once!
BTW, I’ll be just over 55.
Case in point, Joe Paterno.
You mean Cancer can't kill you if you keep working in your eighties? As long as you go to the job the fat lady can't sing?
Man, you need to publish self help books with your brilliant discovery. You'll be rich and on the NYT best seller list.
Not in Europe and Japan. They retire younger and live longer than us.
I don't ever plan to stop working. Well, at least until I croak.
You have obviously never met my boss.
there is no free lunch. even for boomers, and especially for their insolent, arrogant and overfed offspring.
The problem in today’s economy is if you lose your job when you’re in your 50s or 60s, it’s unlikely you’ll find another salaryman position. So you need to have a skill or service that allows you to be self-employed.
Hope you have a wonderful time hunting!
If you have the type of work that you love and enjoy, I say work till you drop! But if it is not something that you love, leave it and enjoy the fruits of your retirement.
God bless you and your retirement!
“You have obviously never met my boss.”
The longest lived here live longer than the longest lived of any east asian nation. What you are talking about is the average, and that is simply diet related.
>> “You mean Cancer can’t kill you if you keep working in your eighties?” <<
Cancer can’t touch you if you simply eat a natural diet, and spend adequate time in the sun.
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