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Old 05-25-2015, 06:15 PM
 
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Not really; I have shifted into retirement mode. Some times wander how I got everything done working.
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:26 PM
 
Location: CO
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I enjoyed my job very much, I was lucky to "happen" into it and spent 25 years there. But when I retired at full retirement age two years ago I didn't miss it for a minute. Too many upsides to being retired!
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:10 PM
 
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Now that the Memorial Day weekend is winding down I wonder how many retirees are missing going back to work tomorrow. Are you?
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Once my son was grown I switched from a government job to nonprofit work. I had to start slow & really did not like that job. From there I went to a position at a mental health home for functioning adults. I liked the group & did feel good when I helped people but it was not challenging enough. My next position was at a well known organization & I was the assistant to the leader of 13 seperate programs. It was a challenging and fulfilling position until 9/11 when all the monies wer going to New York, (understandable). My last position was bad from the start. My supervisor did not like me being "foisted" on him but, the pay was the most I'd ever received and retirement was staring at me. In many respects though, it was wonderful. Our goal was to help communities get out of poverty. Our group had responsibility for 3 Native American Reservations. My 1st 3 years were spent helping them develop a plan that the board would accept & the remainder was finding materials for them to study on other communities that had improved their lives & setting up quarterly meetings for 40-50 people. I ignored the group leaders attempt to get me to quit but, when the recession began the board decided to change direction & somehow, those of us over 50 were let go. Hmmm, funny how that happened.
For a year I still got up at the same time & spent my day searching for jobs. Yes, I missed my old position because when I first started the tribes said"what is that white woman doing here?". When I was laid off, they all sent me special gifts to show their appreciation for all my help. I miss the tribes, but I do not miss the stress that went on before the layoff.
I'm almost 62 now & have learned to stay up late, sleep late & just enjoy being retired.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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check out Omro, Freemont, Neenah .
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I didn't retire, I escaped.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I love that engineman. You made me laugh.
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:03 PM
 
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There are days where I miss not going into the office. However, I do NOT miss the 50-70 hour work weeks, the constant list of meetings and presentations to prepare for.

I have NO regrets except that I did not do it at least a year sooner.
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:34 PM
 
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Don't miss work at all. Now I just share my immensely valuable knowledge for free on forums.
Priceless comment! - and yes, your knowledge IS valuable! Thanks much!
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:52 PM
 
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I feel sorry for you; your toxic attitude, or perhaps the toxic conditions which created the attitude, can't be good for you health-wise.

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Escort, fer heaven's sake, statnerd does not require your pity or your hectoring. The post was tongue in cheek.

If a couple mill dropped into my lap, I'd do the same thing. Just walk out before the dough went "poof!"
Actually, it IS better to just walk out silently under those circumstances. When the dough DOES go "poof" (being that it was likely the product of an overheated imagination) at least you don't have to resort to undignified behavior to getcher job back. As far as anybody knows, you were simply out for a late lunch.

Yup, the Stealth Retirement. That's the ticket!

No need to attend forced send-off parties, only to witness the pinched smiles of soon-to-be erstwhile colleagues, who had their pockets picked once again, in order to come up with yet ANOTHER gift of the month in lieu of the company shelling out a buck. Especially these days, where there is nothing (like, say, a pension, or lifetime medical, whatever) tying one to the place of one's employment. It would be quite the experiment, to see just how long the ol' paycheck kept on being deposited.

I speak from the standpoint of a well-compensated manager who actually likes her job. Well, given that I still have to work and all, lol! I'd druther be fishin', as the saying goes.
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