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CAREER STATUS INFLUENCES WHEN AGING BABY BOOMERS RETIRE
Regardless of occupation, Baby Boomers report that career status influences retirement decisions. In this case, status is identified as either the 'sweet spot' or the 'sour spot.'
The 'sweet spot' is the rewarding stage of employment when we have mastered the ins-and-outs of our jobs, are respected by colleagues, no longer have to prove ourselves, and just glide. Generally, gliding boomers tend to delay retirement.
In contrast, the 'sour spot' is the dreadful stage of employment when we are worn-out from the stress, aggravation, and/or boredom of daily workdays, and just burnout. Generally, burnt-out boomers feel an urgency to retire.
Burnt-out Baby Boomers who still need to, or want to, continue working use creativity and determination to find new employment opportunities. It often entails switching gears and trying something different, an encore career.
Many boomers have gone through this challenging but worthwhile endeavor, and have succeeded. Yay us!
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