On an alt account, I am experimenting with a work hybrid. The account serves as something of a work log and advocacy for my field of work. It is expected that 50% of the existing work force in my field will retire in the next 5 to 7 years. There is bound to be interest out there. So, I've set up an Engrave blog for it.
Ironically, I qualify for pension at age 57. I am strongly considering early retirement too, unless the talent shortage makes for insanely higher paying jobs. In 10 years, which is how soon I can retire with 20 years of service, it could not hurt to have a voice for the industry and also have a pile of Hive at my disposal to help me be choosy. I could see the blog serving as a means of bringing in consulting jobs and, potentially, sponsorships. There is a great deal of knowledge that I have built up that would otherwise be lost to the world. I could continue to provide value in my field without having the 9 to 5. I think that is what is forgotten.
Elon Musk says that if nobody makes stuff, you have no stuff. I think work needs to progress over a lifetime from learning how to make stuff to teaching the next generation how to make stuff. There has to be a way for us older guys to get out of the way and make room for the newer guys to start learning. Otherwise, you end up with skills gaps.
I think, at least for me, Hive can be that way of transitioning out of the workforce without having to leave entirely. I would still be able to participate without denying experience to younger workers. What's great about Hive is that it compounds. So, in 10 years, there's not telling what my choices will be.
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