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Old 03-06-2016, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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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?
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:51 AM
 
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Do the math. You might be financially much better off by working even a few months longer. Don't count on finding a low stress job. Many low paid jobs are anything but low stress. Security jobs can be boring and also on occasion dangerous.
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Florida Baby!
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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?

I'm in a similar circumstance myself. I'm in CT and turning 65 this year. The grand plan is to retire in 2017 with my state pension, move to FL, supplement the pension with a part time--or even a full time--job, and work until 70 when I can collect my full SS benefit. I'd be interested in hearing what other retirees have done.
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Do the math. You might be financially much better off by working even a few months longer. Don't count on finding a low stress job. Many low paid jobs are anything but low stress. Security jobs can be boring and also on occasion dangerous.
I work as long as I can but may not have that choice.
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I'm in a similar circumstance myself. I'm in CT and turning 65 this year. The grand plan is to retire in 2017 with my state pension, move to FL, supplement the pension with a part time--or even a full time--job, and work until 70 when I can collect my full SS benefit. I'd be interested in hearing what other retirees have done.

I retired at 60 and have zero interest in working again. I'll wait until FRA before collecting SS.
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Isn't it true that most security guard positions pay almost nothing? The ones which require licenses to carry firearms may be better paid, of course. Home depot employees at least get the satisfaction of being genuinely needed by the customers and thus really helping other people.

The "best" part-time job depends entirely on what one is looking for in a job. If the earnings are important the answer will be different than if the earnings are irrelevant. In the latter case what is important is the gratification ones derives from the job.
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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What he said ^^^^.
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I'm in a similar circumstance myself. I'm in CT and turning 65 this year. The grand plan is to retire in 2017 with my state pension, move to FL, supplement the pension with a part time--or even a full time--job, and work until 70 when I can collect my full SS benefit. I'd be interested in hearing what other retirees have done.
Even though Malloy said no to a handshake what have you heard? Would they/he lay off 1000s without some kind of buyout?
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I used to drive a school bus and the pay (in the Northeast) was excellent). I worked with many retirees who didn't want full-time jobs. Most companies will train you to get your license, and the real money is in charter work. Some companies will give you both school runs and charter work, some will just let you do charter work. I used to love driving the sports teams to whatever event, and then you can either sit in the bus and read a book or go watch the game. I've taken groups all over the NYC metro area, got in to all places for free as the bus driver. Lots of flexibility in terms of the number of hours worked.
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:37 AM
 
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Driving a bus in NYC metro traffic.....no thanks.
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