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Old 06-11-2015, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Work is cheap adult day care.
That made me laugh

So my company is now offering me an 8 months of pay bonus to retire. I'll be 66 this year. that seems like a nice goodbye kiss.

I'll probable take it but I need that "Adult day care."

I wish they would just let me work about 2-3 days per week. I need the challenges and social interactions with smart people. I can't imagine having nothing to do.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:22 AM
 
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For a looong time, I missed the 'habit' of work and the people and job satisfaction. Finally, after about 10-minutes of that, I stopped missing work and started enjoying retirement. I'm still doing that!
That was about how I felt. Except for me, it was maybe 10 seconds, just long enough to reach the door handles at the front of the office.
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:06 PM
 
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I thought I did. Earlier this year, I was asked to guest lecture at a summer school at a local university. Great, I thought, a nice challenge. However, my mind went into overdrive and my sleep was disrupted. I then recognised the pattern from my working days and decided that despite the intellectual stimulation and the great discussions that ensued, I do not miss the daily stress at all.
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Old 12-23-2018, 03:43 PM
 
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Previously posted by OP: “Deep down, I could really care less about the work I do or the people I work with.”

And, for that reason, I’ve spent the last year and a half fully-retired, with no inclination to ever work for wages, ever again!
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Old 12-23-2018, 03:45 PM
 
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I hope to retire in a year and a half. I won't miss it. Over the years I think you realize how trivial most work issues are and how unimportant bosses and jerk co-workers were.
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Old 12-23-2018, 05:16 PM
 
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Previously posted by OP: “Deep down, I could really care less about the work I do or the people I work with.”

And, for that reason, I’ve spent the last year and a half fully-retired, with no inclination to ever work for wages, ever again!
Exactly. Maybe if I was developing the cure for cancer or helping starving orphans in Africa or something, I would have loved my work and the people I worked with.

Bean counting in a cube farm with nitpicky bosses and gossipy coworkers? Well, I put up with that stuff for the paycheck and that was about it.
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Old 12-24-2018, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Spring, Texas
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I don’t think I will miss work when I retire in one year
After 42 years of stress, deadlines, impossible budgets and schs and some really mean people
And working 7 days a week for 10 months a year with after hours working expected and required
I’m looking forward to not having a watch or having to answer phones �� and being on a schedule
I just want to chase ms. gamboolgal around the house nekid
Oilfield was and has provided us a good life but it has been all consuming
Especially since living overseas in not so nice places the last 16 year
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Old 12-24-2018, 06:28 AM
 
Location: mancos
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Miss working heck no.After spending 50 years remodeling everyone elses home I'm finally finishing my own.A 1896 victorian.I work 10 hours a day and love it.Always looking forward to the next day.I am at the top of my game milling custom trim and building cabinets.Someone else will appreciate it in the future when I'm done enjoying it.
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Old 12-25-2018, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Do you miss working at all?
No, I do not miss it.

I traded my youth, energy and health in exchange for a pension. Now my youth, energy and health are gone, and all I have to show for it is my pension.
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Old 12-25-2018, 12:59 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I don’t miss it and never went back. I liked the people but never ascribed much to the negative culture of the place. In it but not of it, perhaps. I had a singular administrative sort of job that made that possible and I dealt as much with outside groups as inside so had a different perspective.
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