Chapter 9. Rethinking the World of Work

 

I’m working on getting my Master’s in social work. Now that’s work.

 
 --Maggie, 59, retired PR exec

If you think you know all about work, think again! In Chapter 1, we turned retirement on its head. In this chapter, we turn work on its head. Throughout this book we’ve challenged you to look at yourself in an expanded way. Now we challenge you to look at work in an expanded way.

Most people view work through too rigid a filter, usually in terms of their pre-retirement job or career. As recruiters, we’ve seen how this narrow definition of work leaves out areas with the potential for fulfillment. We don’t want you to miss anything, so we show you how to think more broadly about work, in the following four categories: ...

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