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Old 03-06-2016, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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What about Health Benefits. No Benefits with part time work?
We get our medical paid (nice huh?) till 65 then go on medicare. Our state med becomes our secondary.
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Old 03-06-2016, 04:22 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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I may be retiring early from my state of CT job considering how the economy here is. I'll be 63 in a few months and if I retire at that age I want to work at least 2 more years before collecting SS. I was thinking of security guard. Something low stress where you show up for a few hours then go home. Years ago I worked at Home Depot and that was OK too. Any other suggestions?
Depending on your state, you may have to have a DPSST license. It's just basically a fingerprint/photo and lessons you have to take and then that's it. But finding a PT job will "Usually" be at night...

You might try Walmart, HD, Lowe's for a PT job. (P.S. Don't work deli, it sucks...trust me!)
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Old 03-06-2016, 04:53 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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You're in the same situation I was- state employment for 30 years with a reasonable pension. I transferred my government skills to a part time job in municipal government. I had lots of control over what I did and when. This was pocket money mostly-- I had benefits with my pension. My wife did much the same thing. City governments have projects they can't get around to doing or completing and are happy to get an experienced reliable worker. It was interesting work. They also have seasonal employment opportunities.
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Old 03-06-2016, 06:28 PM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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Day trading your own investments.


No interviews.
No boss.
No middle management.
No start and end time, other than when the markets are open.
Stress?
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:11 PM
 
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Driving a bus in NYC metro traffic.....no thanks.
Hardly stress free.....
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I did not want the usual sort of part time job. I did find a seasonal job where I worked 6 months and then went and played for 6 months. It worked great.
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Old 03-06-2016, 11:40 PM
 
Location: In a state of mind
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Walmart greeter?

Our town needs school bus drivers.

Personally when I retire I want to be a gold and gem mine owner.
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:07 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Costco is considered one of the best PT jobs with benefits. Better yet, you can work night shift and still have everyday off!

Did that for 30+ yrs... It was great.
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Self-employment, realtor ain't bad. You put in the hours you want to.
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:36 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Hardly stress free.....
I never found driving a school bus stressful, even in NYC. But that's not relevant as the OP is in Connecticut, not New York.
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