Old age is not turning out the way some expected. Just ask thenew generation of “workampers”—seniors who live in RVs or trailersand travel the country in search of work to supplement any Social Security orretirement savings they might have.

All too many of them have no savings at all and are dependent ona migrant lifestyle even in their 70s, with most olderpeople—workamping or not—fearing illness or injury even more thanthey fear death.

And the jobs they’re able to get? Walmart greeter. Campgroundcaretaker. NASCAR usher. Security guard at a Texas oil field.Migrant harvester. Packager for Amazon’s Christmas rush. Hourlyjobs that are part time and lack benefits.

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