I'm a software developer and I really like my job. I mean I really really really like my job. I have a great work environment, I work on creative projects, I work the standard full-time gig: 40-50 hours per week, 3 weeks vacation, sick time, the usual benefits. I'm based in the USA.
The thing is, I'm in my early 60s and I'm starting to think about retirement. I enjoy the work but I want to spend more time working on other interests and aspects of my remaining life. But I still want to work for the same employer.
I figure if I could work 3 days per week with 3 months of paid or unpaid leave a year I could do that until I die. Salary and bennies would be commensurately reduced, of course.
How do I convince my employer to agree to this?