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Old 04-10-2014, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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I used to dream about some of my former jobs. I was a salesman for the first 14 years of my life. I'd dream I was still doing it, but hadn't seen some of my customers in years, which was true. Weird.
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:38 PM
 
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I retired from the Police last year after 31 years. I dream of being back at work about once a week. Strange thing is I know I have retired and somehow just came back. I am on edge waiting for someone to tell me to get out but am enjoying being back. The drams are very vivid and can seemingly last for hours.
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Retired 6 years now and am continually having dreams about the factory i worked at for 30+ years.
I dont understand why this is happening particularly as i never thought it was a great job..
Anyone else have frequent dreams of their past workplace?
No, never, but I also moved from the area 6 weeks after I retired so that might have something to do with it. You know, no daily reminders.
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:27 PM
 
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Ha!! When I saw the title of the thread I quickly thought you were talking about Olfactory Hallucinations!!
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Ha!! When I saw the title of the thread I quickly thought you were talking about Olfactory Hallucinations!!
When I first saw the title I thought it would be a good one for a poem.
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Old 10-02-2014, 08:29 AM
 
Location: The South
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Retired 21 years and I still find myself dreaming about solving some technical problem at the power plant I worked at. Usually its a recurring dream of the same problem. The dreams are not unpleasant as I enjoyed my work and I still occasionally miss it.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:12 AM
 
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For most of us retirees the work experience was our longest continuous activity during adulthood. It wouldn't be out of the ordinary to dream about some aspect of the job just for the fact of the long span of time spent doing it.

I've also been aware of the terrific stress some of us endured during those years, extraordinary emergent situations at the workplace demanded a ton of concerted effort on our part and that was probably significant enough to stamp those experiences on our subconscious in a permanent form. I've often had "work dreams", they aren't always of a specific reflection of any particular event or people but the scene is the workplace.

Many people are profoundly affected by the retirement experience and see it as a negative thing. Some have said that they feel out of touch and "need" something to fill that old time slot that was the eight hour day of their job. I feel fortunate that my years of retirement have been a time of positive regeneration and relaxation.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:59 PM
 
Location: CO
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My husband, who talks in his sleep, has been retired for 10 years and he's still chewing out former employees and ordering them around in his dreams. I think he misses it.
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Old 10-03-2014, 05:23 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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My first job other than a paper route was making shoes in a shoe factory.
I was 17 and in was piecework.
Yes, I think about it nostalgiawise.
Do I miss those early friends? Yes.
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Old 10-03-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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Thirty-eight years at one place, and I never dream about it. Been gone 3 months. Don't miss the job at all.

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I really miss the social dynamics of working with 350 co-workers,
That's the only thing I miss. I really miss my co-workers, especially the ones I had 10-20-or more years with. I usually go by once or twice a week when I'm in town.
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