At least twice a week I get accosted by angry members of the younger generation who insist I\u2019m clogging the job pipeline and have to get out of the way so they can pursue their careers, make their first million, get a promotion and kick me out of my office onto 45th Street. That\u2019s not asking too much, is it? My goals are modest. All I want is to collect a paycheck, pay the mortgage, enjoy an occasional piece of grilled salmon and play fetch with the dog. I never made a million, I can\u2019t remember my last promotion and I have a cluttered desk with lunch leftovers buried beneath piles of paper. The youngsters also complain that my generation \u2014 the notorious Baby Boomers \u2014 are destroying the Social Security System, which they fear is going to collapse on them. That\u2019s a lot of guilt for one guy to carry around. Times are tough for Baby Boomers, and even though we\u2019re under a lot of pressure, I got some great news recently. There\u2019s a light at the end of the tunnel, and it\u2019s not the light you see during a near-death experience. While I was at a presentation by a business guru, he looked into his crystal ball and saw 76 million Boomers plodding into retirement, sort of like a geriatric Woodstock, but instead of Boone\u2019s Farm we were drinking Metamucil \u2026 and many of us were gainfully employed. He predicted there will be jobs for us in the future because of what he called \u201clateral redevelopment,\u201d which sounds like something a commercial real estate developer concocted to bring Wal-Mart to the west side of Manhattan. The good news is there aren\u2019t enough members of Generation X to fill jobs that require strategic thinkers who are mature and thoughtful, (namely us), so we will be \u201crepurposed\u201d for those positions and pick up the slack. The bad news is we\u2019ll probably have to take a pay cut. \u201cWith these new lateral opportunities, will we get a substantial increase in compensation?\u201d I asked. \u201cNo,\u201d he promptly responded. \u201cWhat\u2019s so good about that?\u201d \u201cYou won\u2019t get fired or retired.\u201d We\u2019re between a rock and a hard place because many of us are making up for years of over-spending and loss of our retirement savings. An article in the Harvard Business Review titled, \u201cHow Companies Must Adapt for an Aging Workforce,\u201d predicted employees will be working into their 80s and 90s in the future, and by 2050, 20 percent of the U.S. population will be over 65. \u201cEmployer surveys commonly reveal that workers over 60 are seen as more experienced, knowledgeable, reliable and loyal than younger employees,\u201d it said. However, \u201cseniority-based pay sometimes exceeds performance at the latter stages of the life cycle.\u201d That means pay cuts. Times have changed. I can remember when my commuting buddies looked forward to retiring at 55. Many of those fantasies unfortunately came true. After they got laid off, they were forced to retire because they couldn\u2019t find another job. Most of us can\u2019t afford to retire because of the bad economy, bad investments and the need to support our kids. Furthermore, many of us won\u2019t want to stop working now that a French study showed that delaying retirement can cut the risk of dementia and Alzheimer\u2019s. One possibility is to \u201creinvent\u201d ourselves and become entrepreneurs. According to an AARP survey, half of the 76 million Americans over 50 who are approaching retirement want livelihoods involving entrepreneurship. To me that always meant spending someone else\u2019s money on a whacky idea like scented whoopee cushions. However, I\u2019m open to any and all opportunities \u2014 nail salons, personal grooming, \u201cDancing with the Stars,\u201d \u201cReal Housewives of New Jersey\u201d \u2014 anything. I am ready to \u201crepurpose\u201d and \u201creinvent.\u201d Bring out the hair dye, but don\u2019t try to take away my office. Joe Pisani may be reached at email@example.com.