Whether it's a financial incentive or simply a passion to return to work rather than sit at home, the reality is that people are working well into their 70s in some cases.
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"I came in (at) 52 and was thrilled to be the receptionist," Harman said. "The first receptionist at
That energy has grown 20 years later where Harman is still fast as ever in her day-to-day duties as a counselor. She works with the parole and probation departments as well as the homeless to ease anyone's concerns about jumping back into full-time or part-time work.
"We have that conversation about what they need or what their goals are," Harman said. "I love what I am doing, I'm proud that I am as energetic as I am. Age is just a number, I am living proof of that."
For Anderson, her decision to re-enter the workforce was two-fold: She was restless at home and felt there were some grave financial concerns following her first retirement at 48.
"I wanted to get back out there to see if I could compete with the younger generation," Anderson said.
Anderson's first career was a 17-year stint working for the
She retired early for family reasons and was able to save enough to live for about five or six years following retirement.
At that point, Anderson said there was a financial incentive to return to work.
Job, 53, said medical insurance is one of the biggest reasons surrounding many people's decision to return to work.
Job said she has no plans to retire anytime soon.
"It's very difficult to make that decision," Job said.
Job recommends the younger generation find a way to immediately start saving soon after joining the workforce.
Job and Harman both see elderly individuals coming into
It's a sad reality that most of the country is dealing with right now, Harman said.
"I think many people go back to work because they realize they're just one paycheck away from being homeless," Harman said.
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