Joe L. on December 9, 2022
I am in my early 50's and have been fortunate enough to position myself to retire in 3 years. Then I got diagnosed with testicular cancer. My treatments will be done in a couple months and the prognosis is very good. I find myself wanting to move my retirement timeline up to now so I can have an improved work/life balance. Financially I am prepared to do this.
My plan has always been to continue working but in a much reduced role and likely in a different industry. I am concerned that what seems like a good idea now may not turn out to be so. Alternately, I am considering to request a role change within my current organization from a Manager to an Individual Contributor. I came up through the ranks so I can easily slip in to that role. Concern here is there may be a stigma attached to me doing this and it may look like I couldn't cut it. Any advice?