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Catherine Cooper Hybrid Boomer

A Hybrid Boomer is an individual born between 1946 and 1964 who is still in the workforce but working from home or a remote location. We are only required to report into a company facility when it is necessary to collaborate in person or for in-person company meetings. We transitioned into this type of work mode during the COVID 19 Pandemic. In defining a new normal and the future of work our companies have decided to allow us to make this a permanent way to work.

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Taking Online Surveys

Looking for a realistic guide to earning extra cash online?  In today’s digital age, the internet offers various ways to earn money online.  One such method that has gained popularity in recent ye…

Looking for a realis…

Looking for a realistic guide to earning extra cash online?  In today’s digital age, the internet offers various ways to earn money online.  One such method that has gained popularity in recent years is taking online surveys.  Companies and market research firms are willing to pay for valuable customer feedback, and they often turn to online surveys as a convenient way to gather this information. While taking surveys is a legitimate way to earn some extra cash or receive rewards, it’s essential to have realistic expectations and understand how the process works. In this article, I wi…

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The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Lose

Former Vice President of the United States, Dan Quayle, once mistakenly quoted “a mind is a terrible thing to lose”. At the time the quote was thought of as funny, but the mind is a terrible thin…

Former Vice Presiden…

Former Vice President of the United States, Dan Quayle, once mistakenly quoted “a mind is a terrible thing to lose”. At the time the quote was thought of as funny, but the mind is a terrible thing to lose.  And it is not funny when it happens.  The mental processes and abilities that enable us to acquire, process, store, and use information is referred to as our cognitive functions.  They are essential to everyday activities in our daily lives, especially the ability to retain new information or remember something that we once learned.  This is our short-term memory and our long-te…

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Hybrid Boomers Hit the Books

In recent years, college campuses have witnessed a fascinating demographic shift. While the quintessential college student is often imagined as a fresh high school graduate navigating the world of hig…

In recent years, col…

In recent years, college campuses have witnessed a fascinating demographic shift. While the quintessential college student is often imagined as a fresh high school graduate navigating the world of higher education for the first time, a growing cohort is bucking that trend: the Baby Boomers.  And, with optional work models becoming ever popular, it is not unusual to see Hybrid Boomers hit the books.  Born between 1946 and 1964, members of this generation are returning to the hallowed halls of academia.   But what’s driving this trend, and what implications does it have for education and…

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The Hybrid Reading List

For book lovers, there is nothing like The Hybrid Reading List. During my idle time between meetings, lunch hour, or anytime that I need a mental break, I read. Books have enriched my life intel…

For book lovers, the…

For book lovers, there is nothing like The Hybrid Reading List. During my idle time between meetings, lunch hour, or anytime that I need a mental break, I read. Books have enriched my life intellectually, emotionally, and culturally. They have broadened my horizons, enhanced my skills, and given me joy and inspiration. Here is a list of carefully chosen books that I found to create The Hybrid Reading List. Fellow Hybrid Boomers, I invite you to read them with me. Click on the links to the ones that interest you to conveniently purchase them at Amazon. Enjoy! The Hybri…

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Office Days

On designated office days, employees are expected to be physically present in the office for hybrid work arrangements.  When to report into the office is predetermined and coordinated among team memb…

On designated office…

On designated office days, employees are expected to be physically present in the office for hybrid work arrangements.  When to report into the office is predetermined and coordinated among team members to ensure effective collaboration and communication.  The problem for many of us returning to the office is that we no longer want the distractions of being around others.  Never mind that we are already frustrated from the morning commute and the loss of work life balance achieved.  Who is going to do the laundry or drive mom to the doctor! Now our shoes hurt and the clothes that…

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Will Hybrid Work End?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) marked the end of the COVID-19 Pandemic on May 11, 2023. Now that the emergency is over, I wonder will hybrid work end? Hybrid work combines re…

The Centers for Dise…

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) marked the end of the COVID-19 Pandemic on May 11, 2023. Now that the emergency is over, I wonder will hybrid work end? Hybrid work combines remote work with in-person work. It allows employees to work from home or other locations part of the time, while still having the opportunity to collaborate with team members and clients in-person when necessary.  Many organizations and employees have found it to be a beneficial work model for work-life balance, productivity, and flexibility. Benefits to Employers For instance, hybrid work …

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Reliability and Seasoned Talent

As we transition into the various forms of hybrid work, how reliable are we?  By we, I am referring to seasoned talent categorized as Baby Boomer’s.  Of course, reliability and seasoned talent can…

As we transition int…

As we transition into the various forms of hybrid work, how reliable are we?  By we, I am referring to seasoned talent categorized as Baby Boomer’s.  Of course, reliability and seasoned talent can vary greatly depending on the individual worker and their specific circumstances.   However, it is possible that older workers who are experienced with hybrid work arrangements may be more reliable than younger workers who are newer to this type of work. One reason for this is that older workers have more experience with Time Management strategies. Over the course of their careers,  they …

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Culture And Hybrid Work &Raquo;
Culture and Hybrid Work

A hybrid work model is an arrangement where employees are allowed to split their time between working from a physical office space, home, or a remote location.  The topic of culture and hybrid work h…

A hybrid work model …

A hybrid work model is an arrangement where employees are allowed to split their time between working from a physical office space, home, or a remote location.  The topic of culture and hybrid work has come into focus with this type of work arrangement. Culture is about the personality of a business, organization, or company.  It is the values, belief system, how employees behave and customs or norms that define a business and its employees.  Culture is critical for employees in shaping the work environment. Like working in a physical office space, maintaining culture in a hybrid work…

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Can Baby Boomers Afford to Retire?

Individuals born between 1946 and 1964 are approaching the end of their working years.  The question at the top of the minds of this generation is can Baby Boomers afford to retire?  This is a valid…

Individuals born bet…

Individuals born between 1946 and 1964 are approaching the end of their working years.  The question at the top of the minds of this generation is can Baby Boomers afford to retire?  This is a valid question, as many Baby Boomers have faced financial challenges throughout their lives.  There are several financial considerations that Boomers will need to think about when planning for Retirement. First, understanding the current state of Retirement savings for Baby Boomers is important.  A recent study by the Economic Policy Institute found that the median Retirement savings for household…

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Generations In The Workplace

The concept of generations in the workplace involves the different age groups that make up the workforce at any given time.  Each generation has its own unique characteristics, values, and attitudes …

The concept of gener…

The concept of generations in the workplace involves the different age groups that make up the workforce at any given time.  Each generation has its own unique characteristics, values, and attitudes towards work and management.  As the workforce continues to evolve and change, Hybrid Boomers need to understand and respect the different perspectives and contributions of each generation.  Let’s look at the different generations currently in the workforce and discuss the challenges and opportunities of working with each group. Traditionalists (born before 1946) Born before 1946, the …

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Moonlighting

With the onset of remote and hybrid work, the practice of moonlighting has come into focus again. Moonlighting is when employees have a second job in addition to a regular job. Hybrid workers are …

With the onset of re…

With the onset of remote and hybrid work, the practice of moonlighting has come into focus again. Moonlighting is when employees have a second job in addition to a regular job. Hybrid workers are using time saved from the commute to work and idle time left over from finished assignment to work a second or third job. According to a October 2021 survey conducted by Resume Builder, 7 in 10 remote workers have multiple jobs. And, three fourths of workers with multiple jobs are also running a side business. One remote worker reported having five jobs and using his little sister to help him…

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Holiday Paid Time Off

Work from home, remote workers, and those of us working in a hybrid work model often make the mistake of foregoing holiday paid time off.  This time is usually needed to disconnect from work and enjo…

Work from home, remo…

Work from home, remote workers, and those of us working in a hybrid work model often make the mistake of foregoing holiday paid time off.  This time is usually needed to disconnect from work and enjoy holiday celebrations with family and friends. A recent FinanceBuzz survey found that 61% of workers feel that as long as they are making more money they are willing to work through the holidays.  The money might be good, but what about work-life balance?  Employers have become accustomed to employees giving up their time, so in some industries employees are expected to complete work assignm…

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Medicare Eligible, But Still Working: What Happens Now?

In today’s economy, most seniors are doing whatever it takes to make ends meet on fixed or reduced incomes. This includes re-entering the workforce or continuing to work well past the age of 65. Thi…

In today’s economy…

In today’s economy, most seniors are doing whatever it takes to make ends meet on fixed or reduced incomes. This includes re-entering the workforce or continuing to work well past the age of 65. This begs the question: I’m Medicare eligible, but still working: What happens now? Many may believe that you can’t enroll in a Medicare plan if you’re still working at or past the age of 65. This is largely because of the options you’re given when you’re a senior working with a large company that offers health insurance. It may seem like you must choose one over the other – Medica…

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Fun Holiday Stocking Stuffers

Christmas is a magical time of the year.  What better time is there to give the gift of laughter!  The Hybrid Boomer is pleased to present a list of Fun Holiday Stocking Stuffers to bring ho…

Christmas is a magic…

Christmas is a magical time of the year.  What better time is there to give the gift of laughter!  The Hybrid Boomer is pleased to present a list of Fun Holiday Stocking Stuffers to bring holiday cheer.  Click the link to an item below to grab one or two, or even 3 or more for family, friends, and even for you.  Happy Holidays! FEATURED ITEM   The Hybrid Boomer list of Uniquely Fun Holiday Stocking Stuffers Ultimate Hostess – Funny Coasters for Drinks The Original Wine Condoms Bluetooth Beanie Hat Headphones Funny Blanket Makes Life…

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The Return To Work &Raquo;
The Return to Work

To the Hybrid Boomer – I appreciate your support. What would the return to work look like after the COVID pandemic restrictions were lifted?  What was initially thought of as a hybrid wo…

To the Hybrid Boomer…

To the Hybrid Boomer – I appreciate your support. What would the return to work look like after the COVID pandemic restrictions were lifted?  What was initially thought of as a hybrid work model has looked more like a remote arrangement.  Now companies are going back to further define the return as a flexible work model that combines in-office, remote, and anywhere options for employees.  Employees can choose to work wherever they are most productive, but usually with a requirement to come on-site one or two days a week.  The transition to the origin…

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Hybrid Work And Productivity &Raquo;
Hybrid Work and Productivity

To the Hybrid Boomer – I appreciate your support. Hybrid work is an experience!  But what about hybrid work and productivity? Are we more productive on work from home days? A Hybrid w…

To the Hybrid Boomer…

To the Hybrid Boomer – I appreciate your support. Hybrid work is an experience!  But what about hybrid work and productivity? Are we more productive on work from home days? A Hybrid work model is a mode of work that supports employees working from wherever they are.  It can be a combination of onsite work at a company office or facility and work-from-home or other remote location.  With hybrid work employees can switch between the two by working one or more days at either location.  Employees argue that they are more productive while working away from the of…

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Pain Management &Raquo;
Pain Management

To the Hybrid Boomer – your support is appreciated There are a number of pain management products available in the market today. But did you know that medical marijuana is said to be the mos…

To the Hybrid Boomer…

To the Hybrid Boomer – your support is appreciated There are a number of pain management products available in the market today. But did you know that medical marijuana is said to be the most effective? In fact, although US federal law prohibits marijuana, a majority of states allow medical use of this natural herb to treat pain, nausea, and many other symptoms. You will sometimes hear medical marijuana referred to as medical cannibas because it is derived from the Cannabis sativa plant. In addition to severe and chronic pain, studies report that medical cannibas has many …

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Stress Relief &Raquo;
Stress Relief

To the Hybrid Boomer – your support is appreciated Before transitioning to working from home, there were nights when I experienced insomnia. It was mostly attributed to job related stress. …

To the Hybrid Boomer…

To the Hybrid Boomer – your support is appreciated Before transitioning to working from home, there were nights when I experienced insomnia. It was mostly attributed to job related stress. Now that I am home for work and no longer having to deal with commuting, being around people all day, etc., there should be no stress, right? That is the perception anyway! Not so. On the job stress when working from home is real, too. After hours of video conferences, sometimes back-to-back, and the isolation from face-to-face interactions with people, there are times when I cannot t…

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