When you’ve been with one company for so long, your identity sticks with it. You may have a hard time thinking about the kind of person you will be when you leave the company. Though you don’t plan on resigning, retirement may be around the corner, and that can be pretty scary.
For Verizon employees, this doesn’t have to be a time of fear and uncertainty. You can do so much more with your life after you’ve walked the halls of the office for the last time.
Verizon sets its employees up with a generous retirement plan, which will come in handy when you reach retirement age. This means you’ll have the funds ready to do what you want with your life even if you’re technically not employed any more. This eliminates the financial insecurity that most senior citizens worry about. Think of this as repayment for all the years you’ve been hard at work.
Finally, you get to stay at home, use your time as you wish, and plan for your years ahead without a tight schedule stopping you. If you choose to move to assisted living, you’ll also have the funds to cover your monthly fees. For those who want to travel, there is no work week stopping you now. It’s the start of the rest of your life!
Being with the same company surrounded by the same people day in and day out would have changed you quite a bit. Perhaps you learned to adapt to a fast-paced work environment and now you feel like slowing down might be a challenge.
Take the time to get used to it without forcing yourself to change drastically. The people you didn’t like at the office are now out of your life, so you can let your guard down and take things at a more leisurely pace. You may even go on a retreat to rediscover yourself or figure out what kind of identity you want to take on in your senior years. It’s never too late to try something new or learn a new skill.
Throughout your life, people will tell you that you should start investing. If you have done that, this is the time to reap the rewards. Your investments should give you a little something to enjoy in your old age. Take note that money is not the only thing you can invest.
If you’ve repaired your relationship with your siblings, now that you have more free time on your hands, you can pay them a visit or even go on a vacation together. If you’ve invested in your child’s home, you’ll be happy to stay with them for a couple of weeks to see them doing well without the financial burden of a mortgage.
It’s not just billionaires who get to enjoy life after they’re done contributing to the workforce. For Verizon employees, the goal of having a happy retirement is achievable. When you get there, you’ll be happy to know that everything you worked hard for is not in vain.