PERRYVILLE, MO (KFVS)- We tend to think of retirement as golfing more, taking vacations, and spending time with the grand kids. But, more retirees are choosing to forgo the relaxation for a second job.
"I've been a teacher for 30 some years," said Georganne Syler.
"I worked for the Missouri Department of Conservation, and I worked for them for just a little over 40 years," said Ed Ponder.
"I worked in the corporate world for 20 plus years," said Peg MacDougall.
After putting in decades of work, you would think people like Ponder couldn't wait for retirement.
"More or less did what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it," said Ponder.
But more and more retirees are taking on ‘Encore Careers,' a steady job after they retire.
"I still feel like I'm healthy enough and productive enough," said Ponder.
"You'd be bored to death if you stayed home all the time," said Syler.