Finding work after retirement
Tan Jee Yee | 08 Mar 2019 00:30
For some people, working after retirement is a necessity. For Edward Wong Ing How, it was because of boredom.
The 62-year-old spoke to FocusM after turning off his Grab application for the afternoon. “I’ll turn it back on in the evening, and stop during dinnertime. Usually the missus gets angry if I skip dinner in order to drive,” he says with a chuckle.
Wong has been a ride-hailing driver for almost a year now – an endeavour he undertook because he found retirement to be quite boring.
“I like that I have a lot of time, but sometimes you have too much time, you know? I might as well earn some money,” he says.
However, he may not be a ride-hailing driver soon. With the new ride-hailing regulations in place, Wong isn’t keen on getting a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence, let alone take the necessary exams.
Not that this will stop him from seeking work. The former telecommunications maintenance officer has already begun scouting for potential part-time work in various places. “I could be a delivery guy, if I want to. Maybe an admin assistant, from this job offer I found online,” he says.
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