実践ビジネス英語 2020/6/5 L5(5) Unretirees on the Rise





実践ビジネス英語 2020/6/5 L5(3) Unretirees on the Rise (3)増加する退職後も働く人たち
McMillan says that retirement today is becoming a more active existence that combines work and personal pursuits or leisure. Alvarez describes the various ways that elder people are rejoining a workforce, and Lyons says one popular option is to move to another country and work there part-time. He reminds the A&A staff how his parents went to Costa Rica. McMillan describes the practice of “workamping”.
Q1). 65歳以上の人たちのどのくらいの割合が、現在働いていますか。
Lyons says, “About 20 percent of people 65 and older are now working.”
Q2). 退職後も働く人たちは、どういう形態で再就職していますか。
Alvarez says, “Many of them switch from full-time to part-time employment. ”
get a gold watch (永年勤続者が退職時に褒賞としての)金時計をもらう)
McMillan says, “Once upon a time, you got a gold watch when you retired,”
It used to be common to give long-term employees a gold watch, when they retired. And we still use this expression as a metaphor for retirement. Like, uncle John got his gold watch two years ago, and moved to Florida.
head off to -, 〜に向かう
Leave for somewhere, ah, depart for somewhere. She headed off to the airport at about 9 a.m. Or just she headed to the airport at 9 a.m. That’s fine too. “Head off” can also mean “block something from happening, prevent it.” Imagine two co-workers who are arguing really loudly, yelling each other.

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