Monday, February 28, 2005

The future is now?

New Generation Of Dynamic, Can-Do Seniors Taking On Second Jobs:
"'The face of the American senior citizen is changing. Instead of a glum widow coming home from her gift-shop job to sit in a rocking chair all night, we're seeing the eager smile of a Walgreens cashier working the 6-10 p.m. shift.'

Supplementary employment, once reserved for the young and middle-aged, is quickly being discovered by the 'middle-aged at heart,' Romansky said.

'Whoever said people should settle into just one job at 65 never witnessed the pride of an 80-year-old grocery bagger,' said Skip Eldrud, CEO of the job-placement company Vital Signs Temporary Labor. 'It's moving to see that the can-do American spirit lives on, well into the years when declining bodily functions make many tasks difficult or even painful to complete.'"