Work is not a four-letter word

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For many people, retirement is their life’s ambition: they dream of time spent doing nothing except playing golf, swimming, and reading books.

For many others, however, retirement is the essence of hell, to paraphrase George Bernard Shaw. Quite apart from the obvious health benefits, some of us actually enjoy work and feel a big vacuum when we are put out to pasture.

So let’s try to find a retirement job! This may not be as easy as you think and many retirement jobs suggested are not really work in the accepted sense although they may well be very worthwhile occupations such as charity work and the like.

There is much talk about ageing demographics in society and the problems that arise when smaller working populations are required to support larger ageing ones. Perhaps less talk is devoted to the waste of many years of experience and skill when retired people stop working at a time they really would prefer to keep doing their bit both for themselves and for society at large.

My guess is that there are very many people that would like to work beyond retirement and, also, very many retired employers that would be interested to start or expand a business that is staffed by, and built around, retirees. Don’t forget, retirees have many qualities that younger people have not yet discovered. High-end restaurants in London are recruiting waiting staff because “Over 50s make just as good waiters and bar staff as hip millennials” according to one of the owners and co-founders of the very upmarket Wolseley.

What are we waiting for? Whether you want to get a job, or to advertise a job, please get in touch with us at info@thesilverlife.com and we’ll do our level best to put you in touch with a like-minded employer.

Our aim is not to favour us Silver Lifers, since that is not legal in every part of the world, but our aim is to encourage us to apply for jobs in sectors and positions in which we are wanted.

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