Due to the society’s increasing quality of living standards, people’s longevity is getting greater, leading to people spending more time working after retirement with pay. On the other hand, there are people entering the workforce at a younger age. I believe both patterns have their distinct positive and negative effects.
Working after retirement, first of all, is a method of keeping people not only mentally but also physically healthy, which is vital for the elders. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association found that mental and physical activities involved in the working process led to significant improvements in arthritis and mental illness. However, the aging process causes elders many problems such at cardiovascular diseases or osteoporosis, which leads to their ineffective working performance and makes them susceptible to fatal injuries when it comes to excessively strength demanding jobs.
On the other hand, working at the young age has both upsides and downsides. Specifically, youngsters are at an advantage of having good health and ability to adapt quickly to various working environments, which offers them ample opportunities to gain work experience and advance their careers quickly in the future, for example, an engineering student working as a teaching assistant for the school’s Engineering Department. Nevertheless, without proper consideration, young individuals may be stuck in low-paying positions such as waiters or delivers…, which could reduce the time that should be dedicated to developing more useful knowledge and skills for high-paying positions such as lawyers or computer programmers.
In conclusion, as the aforementioned opinions, I believe each individual should have careful consideration choosing to work after retirement or to work early.
Nguồn: DOL English