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Old 06-14-2014, 07:07 AM
 
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I'm starting to wonder if the whole retirement job thing might not work out long term, or I'd get very sick of it very fast, especially if I had to work for an abusive boss. I'm thinking maybe of something where I can work for myself. A small business or a small farm.
A small business is a great place to work. Look for new ones , they would be grateful for mature experience rather than some teenager that can't get their face out of their phone. I worked for a restaurant that mostly made sandwiches and soup (avoid friers) and it was a pretty good time. The time will likely be short though as most new ones will last for the first years lease only. Also keep an eye out for new fruit stands or small organic food stores and restaurants. They are a growing trend and market . I worked at one for a day on a trail basis but things were too slow for my taste. It may be just the thing for others though.
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:57 AM
 
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To bring home net around 2,000 month is an annual salary of about 30,000 right? That's the difference I'll need btw annuities and take home pay
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:48 PM
 
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Consider getting a insurance license and work with seniors or people just beginning go retire. You can sell final expense plans, Medicare supplements and some annuities. You can also offer Medicare Advantage plans but every year there's a test to sell and get renewals.

Work when you want and how much you want. A big plus is you can speak with people from experience so you would probably get great referrals.
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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What about elder/companion care? It is something I am considering, especially privately. Going through an agency, they take a cut. I am considering offering my services as a fill in, therefore, there would be some flexibility.
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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I work in a highly regulated niche field.

After I retire I plan to work as a certificate holder which has to bring in at least minimum wage for the legal minimum of at least 32 hours. $7.25*32=$232.00 weekly or $1,000 monthly. It isn't much but I don't have to do anything for it either.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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To bring home net around 2,000 month is an annual salary of about 30,000 right? That's the difference I'll need btw annuities and take home pay

Well Giesela you are selling yourself short. Start with USA Jobs and FED jobs and pick an area you ARE interested in moving to. Not all of them will require you to be in the army or air force. The PNW have several locations as well as does California. I know it sounds daunting but you have to go into it with the right attitude. Be positive and it will make a difference. Have some patience too, it is not all doom and gloom. BTW who said you would not qualify to be a forestry technician? Apply as a ranger the pay isn't great but you do get to be outside a lot and you probably can continue to add to your FERS time.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Well Giesela you are selling yourself short. Start with USA Jobs and FED jobs and pick an area you ARE interested in moving to. Not all of them will require you to be in the army or air force. The PNW have several locations as well as does California. I know it sounds daunting but you have to go into it with the right attitude. Be positive and it will make a difference. Have some patience too, it is not all doom and gloom. BTW who said you would not qualify to be a forestry technician? Apply as a ranger the pay isn't great but you do get to be outside a lot and you probably can continue to add to your FERS time.
My sister is a current federal employee trying to promote up(or even lateral), and she is finding Veterans preference is a problem. She is having no problem with qualifying. She even makes it to the "list", but, due to a recent law change Veterans also have preference when hiring within. Gielsela Are you a veteran, by chance?
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:22 AM
 
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When i retired at 60 from 30+ years at the same company i had ambitions to work some other job to fill in the time and give me some extra money.
Over the course of 2 years I put in about 60 applications for general jobs at big box stores,golf courses, rentacar companies,grocery stores,cemeteries etc.. end result was not a single call back.

Be prepared for this possibility as it seems 60+ year olds are not in high demand in the job market.
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