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Old 08-06-2017, 10:09 AM
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Yes, I just had a recent dream about being at work. Had dozed off start dreaming about and then a wave hit me and almost knocked my chair over. Had to get up and move it back a bit further.
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:59 AM
Location: Idaho
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Dreams? I wish I could remember my dreams - any of them. Since my Vietnam days, I have been unable to remember any nighttime dreams once I awaken. I know I dream. They are just lost when I regain consciousness.


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Old 08-09-2017, 09:04 AM
Location: SoCal
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I had a bad dream last night, I think it was finally about work. My husband and I tried successfully escaping from what seemed like an insane asylum. I was in the final escape car but then one guy turned around with a long needle, supposedly to put me to sleep to keep me down, that's when I woke up. Boy it was scary. I thought about this thread.
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Old 08-19-2017, 05:06 PM
Location: California
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Originally Posted by Gandalara View Post
And you can't find your locker and you're in your underwear.
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Old 08-19-2017, 05:51 PM
Location: Florida
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Still have some work related contact and from time to time just wonder how a problem is being solved. Lasts about a minute or two. Surprised how fast I forgot about work. I did enjoy my job a lot.
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:58 AM
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I have never dreamed about work, ever.

But I do have recurring nightmares about school. One is the classic where a test is handed out and somehow I forgot to study. I wake up in a complete panic. In the other one, I'm standing in front of my locker, needing to get my books out for class--but I can't remember my locker combination. I try all the numbers that I can remember, but none of them work, and then I wake up in a panic attack.

I guess maybe school meant more to me than work ever will.
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by RiverBird View Post
If you change "Dreams" to "Nightmares," I'd say yes.
Yes, retired as teacher 10+ yrs ago any any dream about school is never pleasant
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:03 PM
Location: Forests of Maine
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Consuming alcohol helps with the nightmares. When I went through my retirement physical the doctor told me that alcohol would help.

After 16 years of retirement I can no longer see their faces clearly. The memories fade.
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Old 01-15-2018, 04:07 PM
Location: the Old Dominion
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Default ...having the right answer...

Originally Posted by Scratch33 View Post
Probably should've posted this in the 'Paranormal' forum.

I've been retired since April 2012 but still have dreams about every week about being back at work. The dreams usually involve discussing some issue or problem with bosses and/or coworkers, and usually end with me saying something to the effect of "Well you know, I'm retired now - I really don't have to deal with this."

It's very odd - in waking life I don't miss work or regret my decision to retire at all.

How about you?
Now that I am retired (that sounds so nice...) (31 DEC 17), I can comment on this thread.
Previous to retirement, I occasionally had dreams of being at work. There were two constants. The faces in my work dreams were not familiar to me and I always knew I was dreaming, which was usual for me. I realized years ago the unfamiliarity was due to my seeing my place of employment as just that - the place where I work and nothing more.
Shortly after retirement, I had an a couple of dreams about being back at work. Still no familiar faces, but seeing work areas that were recognizable and in surprising detail. Like the OP, someone would approach with a work problem and my response was in kind - "Fellas, I am retired". And they would shuffle off.
OP, I think reading your thread months ago helped me to offer the proper response.
Thank you, guy.
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Old 01-15-2018, 04:34 PM
Location: Surf City, NC
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My work dream is that I retired but for some reason went back to work and years have gone by and I'm still at it. I don't think it's even what was my actual job, but I'm working for one of my ex-bosses. All I know is it's drudgery and I want to quit. I don't have it very often, thankfully.
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