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Older workers explain why they still clock in

Many people may think that as workers approach retirement age, they would prefer to retire and enjoy their golden years. However, for some older workers, the thought of leaving the workforce is not as appealing as it may seem.

Several older workers have shared their reasons for why they continue to clock in and show up to work every day. Some of the common reasons include:

  • Feeling a sense of purpose and fulfillment from their work
  • Enjoying the social interactions and camaraderie with colleagues
  • Financial reasons, such as needing to continue working for income and benefits
  • Staying mentally and physically active by staying engaged in work

These reasons show that for many older workers, work is not just about making a living, but also about staying connected, feeling valued, and maintaining a sense of purpose.

As society continues to evolve and people live longer, the concept of retirement may also change. Older workers are proving that age is just a number, and they still have a lot to contribute to the workforce.