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Jobs After Retirement

To Work or Not to Work...
That IS the Question!

Having jobs after retirement isn't a negative idea... let's think about it. You still need retirement income, right? You still need to be fit - mentally and physically, right?

You can't retire -- and never work again. Well, you can, but please think twice... we aren't our parents and we are more active in mid-life and retirement too. We need to continue to think in retirement -- keep your brain active in some manner. Physically, we need to continue to move daily or your bones and muscles will begin to fail...

Sooner or later I'm going to die,
but I'm not going to retire. 
-- Margaret Mead

Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did. -- Malcolm S. Forbes 

You have an identity when you work. Your job makes you who you are. Suddenly retired, and sitting at home - you are nobody. Most of us still NEED to have an identity - any identity. It doesn't have to be the same identity of your working years.

 You can run a small business, be an income tax consultant, work part time in a library, raise pedigreed dogs, or simply be "Grandma" -- whatever it is that gives you something to wake up for and interact with people as you've done all your life.

Be creative... one retirement community in Florida hired senior men to dance with women at parties. The senior women loved to have some fun... and hey, it sounds like fun for the men who were hired too!

Some retirees will be satisfied with hobbies, especially as we age. Some will be happy with volunteering their services to give back to the community.

However, many of us need to work for the self-satisfaction, socialization, and maybe even some cold hard cash!

How we work after retirement is another matter. Retirement jobs -- do we find employment that is somehow related to our previous lifelong occupation? -- do we find a no-brainer part time job?

WHY should you consider working longer. Having jobs after retirement really can help in the long run!

Tell us about your Post-Retirement Work....

Do you work? Full time? Part time? Same occupation that you held prior to retirement - or did you find a completely new path to follow in retirement? Is your job a new challenge or a no-brainer job to get you out of the house? Do you work because you need the income or because you need to work and simply get out of the house a bit?

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What have I done? 
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Retirement: I want to work... licensed practical nurse 
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Workplace Stress and Retirement 
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Retirement Job: THE 17 STEPS 
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Jobs for Retirees 
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AFTER RETIREMENT 
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Working after retirement  
The Social Security website states that if you continue working after retirement, they recalculate your benefit and adjust it in the following December. …

Retired: Locksmith 
People are always going to need help with getting into there cars. It's a great retirement job, easy, good pay.

Retirement - not likely from my own business... 
I started working full-time when I was 19, raised three kids, started my own successful business--but I don't ever expect to retire. There are two …

Senior Turned Hobby Playing Bridge into a Dream Job 
I have spent the majority of my adult life working for one company, Boeing Company, located just outside of Philadelphia, PA. For 36 years I have held …

Senior Working from Home 
I live in Missouri. I work as much or as little as I want. I retired from the computer industry. This job is related to the computer industry, due …

Senior Job: I own a Used Book Store 
I worked in the fast lane in the corporate world for many years of my life. I started as a young hotshot in a beginning level job of the company. I …

Most Americans Keep Working in Retirement 
Most working Americans want to keep working when they retire. Regardless of their economic condition, 4 out of 10 people want to keep working primarily …

Retired, and Working, in India 
I would share my opinion on Retirement, as a person retired from government service from a country called India that is a part of Asia In government. …

Lawyer needs help,
working from home...
 
I joined a law firm in the community that I retired in as a part time, non-equity partner. I specialize in representing public entities and the firm represent …

Freelance writer 
By time I was nine years old I knew I wanted to be a writer. Growing up in San Francisco I had discovered the News Junior Club and had won prizes and …

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