Retail jobs aren't only for twenty-somethings. In fact, some retailers seek out older salespeople because they're more reliable and often more patient with customers [source: Johnson]. Are you a regular customer at one of the shops in your neighborhood? Is there a clothing, food or hobby store where you like the selection, or even better, already know the aisles by heart? Then maybe it's time to apply for a part-time retail position.
Holidays are a particularly good time to seek part-time retail employment. You can expect to earn around $13 an hour, and, as an added perk, most retailers offer employee discounts [source: Bankrate.com]. Retail jobs are perfect for retirees who miss the lively interaction of the workplace and want to be around people.