Human Resource thought….fire to retire?

by Tom aka Rusty Rustbelt

Human Resources: Coincidence or Trend

I have been around a long time, and have worked with and taught many people, so I get calls from people on career and workplace advice (I also have done expert witness work on certain aspects of employment practices).

In the past two weeks I have received 4 contacts from people 55 – 64 years old wondering about being “reorganized” (gracefully fired) from their managerial jobs.

Now I am certain people in that age group are having trouble being hired, but I wonder if fire-to-retire is going to become more common place. Bad economy paranoia? Smart intuition?

Coincidences or trends. Any thoughts out there?