Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. But this privilege is only dedicated to a select lucky few — the rest are left working until the day they die.
That’s the true American adage, with the idea of retirement becoming less of a reality for older generations. Over the last few years, many of these workers were forced out of retirement as the cost of living skyrocketed, only to find that much had changed since they were part of the workforce.
This led to major age discrimination. Instead of workers being able to enjoy the fruits of their labor, they were faced with an abundance of new technology that made the workplace more efficient, yet more confusing.
Now, as older workers struggle to find their place in the modern workforce, many are choosing to reenter retirement or work jobs below their experience level. In the midst of the ongoing labor shortage, America must reckon with how it treats its older professionals.
One solution? Flexible retirement.
This way, older workers can continue to maintain an income, while slowly shifting to comfortable retirement. By doing so, they are able to adopt new skills and decrease the burden on their health to truly enjoy the benefits of retirement.