Sixty-five is the normal retirement age, but many Americans are working much later in life, and it's not just because they need the money.
The number of workers who are 75 and older has skyrocketed by 76.7% in the past ... more
Do you know a co-worker who has the need to lead? Even if she isn't the one in charge, she still insists on taking the reins? Is there anything that can be done about the office mate who refuses to ... more
The workplace has become increasingly important for maintaining social interaction and forming relationships, especially in retirement, Dutch researchers say.
In a report published in Personal Relationships, Lead author Rabina Cozijnsen of the VU University Amsterdam says those who retired just ... more
My, my, how times change. Just take a look at this July 1943 article from Mass Transportation magazine, "Eleven Tips on Getting More Efficiency Out of Women Employees:"
"If you can get them, pick young married women. ... they usually ... more
You suspect your co-worker might be pregnant; do you congratulate her or mind your own business? What if a colleague's parent or loved one dies -- should you send a card, even if you barely know each other?
There are ... more
When Frank Pascarelli was a senior at Hofstra University interviewing for a management job with Sears Roebuck, he was told he would receive such a substantial retirement package that he would never have to work a day over 55.
"I didn't ... more
1 comment I startled the staff recently when I suddenly burst out laughing while checking my email.
The cause of my convulsion was the subject line of one of the messages: "How to Drop Dead at Your Desk."
The email was from ... more
Not a month goes by when I do not see something about workers claiming overtime pay for practices that have existed for years at a company. Each time, it's a different scenario, but the law and analysis are the same: ... more
Brace yourselves. I'm about to come out in favor of infidelity.
Not marital infidelity, of course, or even brand infidelity. (I believe once you choose a type of coffee, you and that beverage must remain forever bound, as the gods ... more
Here go the baby boomers again, reinventing themselves and bucking tradition as they bear down on retirement.
This time they're leading a push into so-called encore careers - paid work that combines personal meaning with social purpose - in their ... more
3 comments Connie and Scott Brunell were living the early-retirement dream shared by many baby boomers once upon a time. They left telephone company jobs in the Seattle area to work for an oil company in Saudi Arabia. They stayed 12 years, ... more
Good news, everyone. I'm ordering you to go on vacation.
I know, I know, you're not sure if this is the right time. Things are busy at work. You might not take any time off this year because of the ... more