Re: What does semi-retired mean?
Well I think this is a good issue to explore and I am SURE that there is no one right answer for everyone. When I read Bob Clyatt’s book, “Work Less, Live More” I realized it just didn’t apply to me. (And I have recommended the book to others who I do see it fitting). A lot has to do with how much you like your work and what the alternatives are. I have been in a management position for some time, when I reflect on what I would do if I had to get a job in retirement, I joked that I would want a manual job; “Where ‘ya want this box, boss?” kind of thing, anything not involving managing, my brain is just tired. If I need more money in order to retire I would just stay where I am and work some more, nothing is going to pay me more.
But for some folks working part time is really great. MY wife retired from teaching last year. She has a few hours a week job placing student teachers in classrooms. She loves the contact with the schools, teachers and the university. The pay is not significant but she likes that she is getting a check.
I am not the kind of person that brings work home. If I have to do more than 40 hours a week my first choice is come in early, second is work late, third is weekend time. But I will not bring work home, that is my family space. Yet I know others who work successfully from home.
Things may change when I actually retire, but for now I see retirement as not working at all, I really don't know what semi-retired is.
Old men ought to be explorers