Baby Boomers Work Past Retirement
In a recent post on the Harvard Business blog, Tammy Erickson commented on the fact most baby boomers will choose to work past the traditional retirement age. My first reaction was the reason is probably because many of us do not feel financially prepared to have a decent living on retirement income and Social Security.
Apparently that's only part of the reason though, according to Erickson. Many boomers have more debt than future generations and will live longer, so the reality is that they need to continue to work. Equally significant is the fact that many boomers want to continue working for the mental stimulation, to feel useful, to keep active, to maintain professional relationships and to do something they regard as meaningful.
With a predicted shortage of many healthcare professions including clinical lab science, this might be welcome news. Boomers might help to lessen the brunt of that predicted shortfall.
Not surprisingly, boomers will have their own set of rules and demands. They will not be interested in business as usual. They want more control, flexible schedule and possible shorter workday or workweeks.