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Old 03-08-2016, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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My dad loves to fish, and would love to work at a bait shop in retirement.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:24 AM
 
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ha ha i would likely get put in time out for the joke i want to say about working at the bait shop
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Dothan AL
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Old college professor.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:38 AM
 
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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?

Unless you are really miserable there I would hang on for the 2 years. I'm assuming you will get a pension from CT when you retire, so adding two years of service can only help. Security work is dreadfully boring and actually can be dangerous depending on where you work. If you decide to leave anyway and are handy Home Depot is OK, you get to interact with people and if you are in a department that meets your skill set you might even enjoy it. But the pay is unlikely to be what you are making now.


Driving one of those access a ride vans seems like a good deal also.
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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Pro shop employee at the golf course
parts driver for an auto part store
daytime bartender somewhere fun like the golf course
theme park ticket seller or guest assistance person (gives directions, finds lost parents, etc)
night time shelf stocker for retail
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Funny.
Except that many people out there have an expensive watch and can't tell time correctly.
That's what makes us -- the Consultants -- so very valuable. And well-compensated.
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Old 03-08-2016, 03:07 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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My dad loves to fish, and would love to work at a bait shop in retirement.
He can 'bounty fish' in a few states. WA is great in summer, http://www.pikeminnow.org/

He can stay in our empty house, 5 min to Columbia River, fresh berries for breakfast, Salmon or Steelhead for dinner. No one is using our grill or ice cream freezer. (It is a 1950s model that I fetch from eBay, he will know how to use it)

Plenty of room for extra guests, if he wants some fishing buddies. RV hookups and large acreage for a caravan or sport fishermen. AK is a direct flight away, if they want to 'walk across the river' upon the backs of salmon.
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Old 03-08-2016, 03:32 PM
 
Location: N Atlanta
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Golf course starter ... free golf usually included.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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If you enjoy golf...

Be a starter/ranger at the local course. Perk: FREE GOLF (usually)

Edit, I didn't read all the way through and see my idea wasn't original. hahahah
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, FL
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After I retired, I was offered a part time job as a retail clerk at my favorite gun store where I had shopped for years. I was in heaven. I didn't need the money and it kept me busy. I am retired from the US Navy with health benefits.
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