If you are like most people in the academia, you place a lot of value on security and benefits. You also have great plans for that day when you retire and have time to… well, have a life .
Jack Cheng has a superb post on how much you can expect to live and use that free time you have earned:
Picture an average American who decides to stop working at the age of 65. Got it? Now guess how many years he’ll have to enjoy his post-retirement before he passes away.
I’ve asked this to a bunch of friends and coworkers over the last two weeks. I’ve heard answers like “15-20 years” or at the very least, 10 years. But none of those is even close.
The actual answer? 18 months.
Scary. Being a workoholic doesn’t sound that good. Sorry to post this in a productivity blog