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The New World of Work after "Retirement"

Forget about severing all ties with a company. It's time we make "deceleration" an actual career phase, writes Tammy Erickson

Posted on Across the Ages: February 12, 2008 9:38 AM

It's time to formalize a "deceleration" career phase—one that lets us ease up and step down, without the angst that comes from doing something outside the norm. I know the concerns: What about the loss of prestige? Can we really reduce people's salaries? How will it affect pensions? All important issues—and ones we need to work through as we retire retirement.