Retirement Jobs

 Looking for Retirement Jobs?

Are you retired and looking to work for financial reasons, for a social network, to keep yourself physically and mentally fit, or just simply to get out  of the house? 

We can't retire and become Couch Potatoes... that's not good for our physical bodies and not good for our mental well being either! 

You can work from home too! Work is work. Income is Income.

Just depends how you choose to work, your reasons for work. I, personally, am working online. I have no social network in the home so I need to do lunch with friends often. I also have to be sure to keep moving (and fit)!

If you have friends (for nice lunches and get togethers), that's great. If you have retirement hobbies and interests that keep you busy and happy, that's great too! But if you don't - perhaps its WORK that keeps you happy!

We choose to take retirement jobs for a variety of reasons:

  • To have an identity outside the home - just "to be"!
  • To socialize - sitting in a house or apartment daily just doesn't keep you happy...
  • To keep busy, rocking chairs don't suit boomer retirees
  • To keep your mental and physical self well... this is a biggie!
  • And, of course, to aid your finances. Even if you don't need more income, you can add to your retirement savings account for your later years. 

Websites and Retirement...Time, Income, Perfect Match!

Retirement jobs are a win-win... for you and the employer.

To work or not to work, that IS the question! Jobs after retirement... is this right for you?

There are lots of reasons to consider working longer, even past your "full retirement age" with Social Security. Working longer? Yes, working one extra year might mean three years of retirement funds to you!

You might even consider an online retirement income. Try my ideas for an online retirement opportunity. It's not big money, but it is working from the comfort of your home, day or night... and depending on the time spent, can earn you a nice supplemental retirement income!

You can also work online like me... Have you ever considered retirement income by writing a website? Retire to the Internet! Using a great web building system, you find a niche you are interested in writing about, find the correct keywords to write about, and build the website (no need to know website code either). Be your own boss and be a website owner!

Wendy Loves Her Websites... Retirement, Here I Come!

Here are some visitor submissions that might help you...

Please consider leaving a comment at the end of their pages. Your encouragement or idea might truly help someone else! Thank you!

Michael believes most Americans want to keep working in retirement.

Bob, senior turned hobby playing bridge into his Dream Retirement Job!

Dee retired and now is a senior working from home! Just like me... freedom at home and yet an income coming in.

John has a senior job. I own a used book store.

Then after all that -- Joe says: Why Work? Just another perspective... be sure to read the comment under his first post and my reply! Just more to consider...

There is no wrong or right -- the decision to retire is so darn personal, just trying to make sure you did think it out, before you walk out that retirement door! 

Retire To Something

 More Resources:

 Retired Brains website is pretty cool as you can choose job categories you are interested in, from your location, and register so they will email jobs to you. You can also post your resume out there.

SCORE  is a free non-profit mentoring and counseling organization for small business. If you have business experience, maybe this is for you... sounds like a great volunteering opportunity!

The Senior Job Bank is another place to try. I did search for two jobs in Michigan, selected "all" (full time, part time, etc), and it found no jobs at all. Nor surprising in this economy... but it might have something for you!

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?

Job Submissions from Visitors:

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Anyone Go Back to Work or Your Old Job? 
I'm just retired not even a month and I want to go back to my job! I'd prefer my job but would take something similar for the same wage. I might even …

Retirement Job: Noon Recreation Supervisor 
I work at a local elementary school supervising children during lunch and recess. The kids are fun and it is an opportunity to teach good manners and …

School Bus Driver 
Perfect job for a senior that does not need to work all day. two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. Gets you out of the house and …

Since my retirement, l have tried a few different part-time jobs eg. community nursing, because that was my career for 25 years. However, l found this …

After Retirement 
l decided to take early retirement from a 20yr nursing career. l found caring for numerous old old people 80-99 yrs, took a toll on my body~ at that …

My "Job" and How Cool It Is...... 
Hi Everyone! I guess I have not retired in the sense that most people think. I have worked since I was in my teens, with just a little time between …

Continue To Work After Retirement Age 
I am 53 and still have 2 more years to retirement. Although I would love to retire but in order to have financial security, I would prefer to continue …

My Retirement - both working and volunteering 
When I decided to “retire”, I was sixty-two years old, ten years ago. At the time, I had been laid off from a full-time job as the front desk clerk …

Working in Retirement... 
People like to stay home when they are retired and relax, and do not wish to work a day more than they possibly have to. However, I am different. I …

When to retire? 
I plan on retiring at the end of 2013. I will have 20 years with my company and I will be 63 years old. Should I retire at the end of the year or go into …

Retired people having to reenter the workforce and the positive implications 
I am writing a paper for my BSN on retired people and senior citizens reentering the workforce. I would like to list the negative and positive impacts …

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