For most people, when they picture retirement, they envision themselves traveling, picking up on an old hobby or relaxing pool-side. While for others, they will choose to continue working after they’ve officially retired. Retirement may seem like a long-awaited dream to some but for those who want to use their retirement as a chance to “start over” and travel down a new path, it may be difficult to know exactly how to do that and where to begin.
I’ve compiled 5 viable options to consider if you’re looking for some part-time work to stay busy and earn some extra money during your retirement years.
- Shop Around: Most retailers are seeking part-time employees rather than full-time employees, especially during the holiday season. While this may not sound like the most satisfying option, there are a ton of alternatives to the big-name stores you’re picturing. Think about all of your personal favorite shops and see if they’re might be potential for you to pick up some work there. They may even offer an employee discount!
- Get Your Hat On: Uber is now the way to get around town. With this option, you have the opportunity to be your own boss. You can drive on your own time, stay in the area or neighborhoods in which you feel most comfortable and, who knows, you might even have a little fun while you’re at it. The best part about this option is the flexibility that comes along with it. If you need a day off, you can take it – remember, you’re the boss!
- Give ‘Em a Tour: Being a tour guide can be a great experience and is something out of the norm that has the potential to be quite exciting. Not only will it provide you with the opportunity to see the sights yourself and do something different but you will also have te chance to dive into history and educate others as well.
- Life of the Party: If you’re a social butterfly, a good option for a part-time job may be a Host/Hostess at a local establishment. I’d highly recommend choosing a restaurant where you enjoy the atmosphere so you can have an idea of what you can expect. Many people think that working in a restaurant can be very stressful, however, as a Host/Hostess, the responsibilities are not nearly as demanding.
- Root for the home team: Sports teams hire a lot of part-time positions. Jobs including administrative staff working in the front offices, ushering people to their seats or working the VIP sections are seemingly always available. And most of the time those jobs are seasonal so you don’t have to worry about making a long term commitment if you don’t want to.
Getting back out there can be tough and may seem like an overwhelming task. But don’t doubt yourself if you’re retired and looking for some part-time work. Think of all the things that you’ve accomplished and overcome in your lifetime. Getting a part-time job will seem like a piece of cake in comparison. Don’t be afraid to make a decision and get out there and make it happen!