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The Great Resignation is Also Baby Boomers' Great Retirement

This is a problem, according to some

Mario Valadez, now 67, hadn’t intended to stop working yet. Starting as a busboy at 16, he had moved from one Los Angeles-area dining establishment to another, eventually working his way up to restaurant manager. When he lost a position in January 2020, he thought it would be a temporary pause.

Then COVID-19 hit. The longer Valadez was out of work, the less he wanted to return to 12-hour days in the stressful environment of the restaurant industry. When the economy reopened and potential employers began to reach out, he surprised himself by saying, "no."

“I talked to my wife, I talked to my sons, and they told me, ‘Don’t work. You work too much,’” Valadez told me. Instead, he filed for Social Security.

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