Read 10 Reasons Seniors Continue to Work, in Us News and World Report. While earning money is the top reason people continue to work, the October 7, 2010 article points out that other reasons, such as staying intellectually sharp and keeping active are significant. Interesting to me is reporter Philip Moeller’s comment, “If work isn’t satisfying, older employees are likely to seek different jobs or, increasingly, strike out in entrepreneurial ventures where they can work for themselves.”
Amazing that even as we fight to recover from the worst recession and the highest unemployment rate in years, many people still think positively about work — in terms of satisfaction, intellectual stimulation, and interaction with other people. Moreover, it will also be fascinating to observe how the working trends change the way people transition into the what we think of as traditional retirement.