Redefining Retirement: Self-employment Benefits After 60

Redefining Retirement: Read My Article on the Benefits of Self-employment After 60.

Freelancing is an action that people consider doing at every stage of their lives. People who adopt the culture of regular working hours dream of freelancing all the time but cannot realize it. However, there is no obstacle for them to dare to concentrate on this freelance work after retirement.

The retirement process is a process of self-discovery by others while creating problems for some people. The reason why it creates a problem is that when there is a certain order, the order suddenly breaks down and people start to think about what to do in their spare time. This is where working part-time in retirement comes into play. A new development and information transfer emerges every day with the opportunities offered and the person's self-development in this process.

For those who are about to retire or who are about to say goodbye to the professional world of work, it can be very attractive to spend time apart from the occupations they have spent so far, to provide consultancy to new people independently of a company, in short, a lifestyle that has never been tried before. Besides, who wouldn't want to present their experience gained through years of hard work to make their dreams come true? Considering pensions in today's conditions, new job opportunities are inevitable. People often put off spending time with their families, traveling, living abroad, and other goals for the rest of their lives. Rather than viewing work and retirement as two separate phases of life, it may be wiser to view freelancing as a bridge to achieving personal and professional dreams. In this way, you can avoid problems related to loss of professional connection, loneliness and lack of satisfaction. Freelancing offers mature employees the flexibility, community, and income to pursue goals and hobbies. This benefits not only employees but also organizations and the economy as a whole, as these professionals continue to contribute with the skills and knowledge they have acquired over the years. In addition, in this process, employees can also benefit from expense discounts and bank promotions provided by the government and the private sector.


Example of Gradual Workforce Exit

The idea of ​​retirement is obsolete for seasoned professionals to achieve personal and professional goals. Many companies today place more value on the experience, reliability and corporate knowledge of their aged employees. The generation that has seen all the revolutions and coups in the business world in Turkey intends to continue working beyond the traditional retirement age, sometimes out of necessity but mostly of their own accord. Oftentimes, closing the chapter on active work can feel like a death-like loss, as so much of a person's identity is tied to their job. Perhaps partly for this reason, 44% of millennials, 33% of millennials, and 36% of baby boomers plan to seek employment during their retirement years, according to the National Institute of Retirement Security's 2021 report. According to the 2021 Harris Survey, 79% of people of retirement age say they want to go into semi-retirement instead of leaving their job altogether.

As the retiring generation's willingness to work and the new generation's inability to showcase their talents have come to light, large companies such as Microsoft and Marriott are making special programs to support and retain mature employees. Some employers are starting to offer semi-retirement opportunities. The opportunities given in this way contribute to the increase of the awareness of the retirees in their inner world and to blend their creativity with their experiences and to reach the peaks.