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Old 04-17-2015, 09:19 AM
 
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For all practical purposes I am retired now that I am out of work at age 59. Everyone tells me no one will hire me, I am too old.

So now I have restless nights with lots of wild dreams and nightmares about the office I just left. I wake up in a cold sweat and feel just terrible and so tired the next day. Maybe I need a shrink!

So, after you left the work force did you have dreams about it? Tell us about it.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:26 AM
 
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I think we already discussed this. But I had vicious nightmares for over 5 years after I retired. I should have gone to a shrink. I HATED my job and my police chief - but had to hang in there for retirement. Now, looking back, it seems surrealistic and sort of like a prison sentence that I served.
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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How Many Retirees Here Still have Dreams About Being at Work?

Yes, we did.
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:59 AM
 
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No. I rarely thought about work after retiring. I had too much to do.

I suppose your age could be a problem depending on your field. At 59 I would not give up looking just because of age. I have a neighbor who just started their first full time job at about that age.
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:50 AM
 
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I've been retired for 3 years and still have dreams about work/co-workers! No nightmares, tho.
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I had nightmares while I was working-all job related.


That was the biggest reason I retired.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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The thread title did not include nightmares.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:39 PM
 
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I worked at Burger King when I was in high school. I still occasionally make Whoppers in my sleep, some 30+ years later.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Retiring after 35 years in law enforcement, yes I have a nightmare from time to time. I saw things no human being should ever see and they haunt me to this day.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:02 PM
 
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I worked at Burger King when I was in high school. I still occasionally make Whoppers in my sleep, some 30+ years later.
THAT is funny!!! Thanks for chuckle.
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