Uncommon Job Options For Retirees

Retirement life for some can get pretty boring and predictable after a while. Some may relish having a vacant schedule for most of the day. But it can only happen for so long until a retiree starts to look for something worthwhile to do. And since retirement today has become as unsure as ever because of the dire economic situation, some retirees may even find themselves doing something that will make them earn more.

While getting work during retirement may not be something that most retirees may welcome, it may be required for some who might discover that their retirement fund won’t last them through their whole retirement life. There are some who chose to take the unusual route into making their retirement interesting while also trying to earn wages to supplement their retirement income.

Become A Trucker

There are an increasing number of retirees that are trying to get their trucking license in order to work as a trucker. The reason for this is that long haul trucking is a way for retirees to travel the country and still get paid for it. It may earn retirees a good wage to supplement their retirement fund. It is also quite an adventure that appeals to so many retirees who are still quite capable of driving on an adventure around the country.

Work Camping

Work camping or workamping is an opportunity available for retirees who have their own recreational vehicles to travel around the country. The retirees travel to national parks and recreational site and then offer their services to work in parks and campgrounds in exchange for wages to supplement their retirement fund. Part of the deal is usually a free campsite offer to park their RV’s in.

Property Caretaking

People who go on lengthy vacations would want to have someone look after their home while they are away. Some of the wealthy lot may want to have caretakers to take care of their second or third homes. An heir to a home that lives at the other end of the coast may want to have someone look after their inherited house. Some retirees can offer to look out for such homes. It may be a way to earn wages as well as consider the job as a vacation of sorts.


Posted by Ardent Editor on Nov 17 2011 in Retirement Life Tags: , , , , , ,

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