Not Quietly Quitting But Quietly Returning, Older Workers Are Changing Work And Retirement
by Adam Felts
AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on the "quiet return" of those who retired during the pandemic:
Many recent retirees are saying they want to work at least “a bit“ in retirement. More than 2 million people retired during the first 18 months of the pandemic. They now appear to be heading back to work in what might be best described as quiet returning.
Today, data shows that the quiet return to work of onetime retirees are at higher levels than before the spring 2020 alarm bells caused many to run for the exits. At a time when “quiet quitting” — doing just enough to meet your job’s position description, but no more, has become a strategy for some to maintain their idea of quality of life, why would people who have worked decades and achieved what has been sold as nirvana, a.k.a. retirement, come back to work?
Read Dr. Coughlin's thoughts in full via Forbes.