Jet Shadow

Sunday Stills: How Do You Get There?

Transportation is the theme for this week’s Sunday Stills challenge. “Commute” can also work, pun intended, which means to travel some distance regularly between one's home and one's place of work, school or vocation. Or, by definition, to travel as a commuter. Even if we are not working a full-time job I think we all …

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Stack of papers to be graded

Sunday Stills: Whistle While You #Work

This holiday weekend, Labor Day (in the U.S.), is the traditional end to the summer, as school begins, and vacations are all but over. According to the US Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of …

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Is Work the Missing Ingredient in Your Retirement Happiness Plan? By Robin Trimingham

If you are at the stage of your life where you are planning your retirement, take a look at this article. Not only do we have to decide if our finances are ready, but we have to determine if we are ready for all the leisure time we will have. Many folks who retire from their “day” jobs, choose to find part-time meaningful work as their second-act!

For more information on retirement, please visit my post Three Ways I Right-Sized in Retirement.

What is your second act going to be? Please share in the comments!

Olderhood.com

Is Work the Missing Ingredient in Your Retirement Happiness Plan? By Robin Trimingham

There has been a lot of talk lately regarding whether Baby Boomers actually plan to stop working when they retire from their current source of employment.

According to a report published by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, only 25% of all American workers intend to cease working immediately when the “reach a certain age or savings goal”, and approximately half intend to keep working for reasons of income and “health benefits”.

A recent Gallup poll concluded that the number of people who intend to work part-time beyond the normal retirement age is even higher, with nearly 75% of the people they surveyed indicating that they will keep working beyond the age of sixty-five.

For many the reason to keep working is not merely financial. The five key benefits of work for older people cited by Dr…

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Information-Overload

Happy Blogging Anniversary: Why TMI is Not What it Seems

Has it really been a year? Last September, I decided to dust off my blog, then titled "Insights by Terri Webster Schrandt." I looked at the WordPress Reader and saw the invitation for Blogging 101. Although I started my blog in October, 2011, it was very narrowly focused and bored even me. It was time …

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Perspectives On…Retirement, Part 3: Empty Work Spaces

It is 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 16th. I have 4 working days left. I have packed up a few more things from my office. I have deleted REALLY OLD files and saved others on a shared drive. I have taken all my personal items down from the walls. It really feels like someone has …

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Perspectives On…The Work We’ve Done and Letting Go

The joy (or threat) of retirement has enabled me to take a critical look at the last few years of working in the public sector in leisure service delivery. I oversee (for a few more days) aquatics and adult sports programs, services and staff. When the great recession hit California in 2010, we experienced deep …

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College Notebooks

Perspectives On…Mountain Desktop

I have the honor of being a part-time lecturer for a large northern California university. I teach part-time, usually one night class per semester, in addition to my day job (15 days to go, incidentally). The Fall semester found me teaching two classes this time, so I have been ridiculously busy, preparing lectures, physically teaching …

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Perspectives On…The Box: Retirement, Part 2

Many of you may not know that I am retiring from my leisure service organization after 30 years. My retirement date is December 26 and my last physical day of work is December 22. Today, with the boss gone and being relatively quiet around the office, I filled up a box with the first load …

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Perspectives On…Volunteers

Did you know that today (November 5th) is International Volunteer Managers' Day? This is a shout-out to all the dedicated people who work as leaders, managers or coordinators, who spend hours recruiting, hiring, training and working with volunteers. In the parks and recreation industry, as well as the non-profit field, many programs would not exist …

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The Inequality of Leaning Out

Sheryl Sandberg, in her groundbreaking book, Lean In, explores the inequalities of the women-to-men ratios in the workplace in terms of leadership. Women not only face institutional barriers, but a battle from within. Sandberg gave a TEDtalk on how women hold themselves back, literally choosing to watch from the sidelines, and from this, Lean In …

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Fall Leaves

True Colors of Star Trek Cast (2013)

I recently watched the newest Star Trek movie and instantly noticed how many of the main characters showed their True Colors with their particular personality types. The leader of this multi-dimensional team is Captain James T. Kirk. His leadership style shows that he is highly innovative, creative and unique. As the Captain in an interstellar …

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Gold Standard

Last in this introductory series, but certainly not least, is the Gold personality type. Who invented the gold standard? Probably a structured, detail-oriented Gold! If it wasn't invented by a Gold, you can be sure that Golds followed its rules and standards to the letter. Golds tend to value processes more than people, but end …

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Strauss and Howe

How Did this 4-Generation Phenomenon Happen?

The end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st centuries have seen a rare historical event in the workplace where four of the 20th century generations have the opportunity to work together. This phenomenon is a result of societal and health shifts, where people of each generation are living longer, and thus, staying in …

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The 5th generation is merging into the Four Generation culture and workplace.

Who are the Four Generations?

  The four contemporary generations are known as: the “Traditionalist” generation, the “Baby Boomers,” “Generation X,” and the “Millennials.” People of these four generations were born in the 20th century and are currently working and interacting in the 21st century workplace. Although many sources disagree slightly on the years defining each generation, this blog will …

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