Sometimes BabyBoomers get bored with retirement. I have to admit I have frequented employment websites for the Boise area. Occasionally I have been tempted to send in a resume for positions that would give me a fun challenge, like City Manager for McCall Idaho, or CEO of YMCI in southwestern Idaho. Yep, big bucks in both cases. But I am pretty picky about what I want if I do go back to work. Our first year of retirement has bust with our own health challenges and family needs. Things are settling down so my anxious-to-do-something thoughts are starting to dream.
We are not wealthy but we are comfortable in retirement. Going back to work would only be for a few years doing something that would give me a project to get my teeth into. I am sure Jeannie wouldn't mind me being off her home turf a bit more often. Other reasons BabyBoomers consider going back after retirement are as numerous as the retirees. Here are a few reasons:
1) need the money
2) depression sets in after retirement and getting a new purpose helps alleviate the pain of feeling unneeded
3) marraige suffers because of too much time together
4) need better health benefits
5) being productive is still a personal necessity
The link below is to an article about a job fair for BabyBoomers. It gives interesting insights to a new trend. It appears there is great value for employers from experienced BabyBoomers. Score one for our generation.