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View Poll Results: Ever since you retired, have you been more or less busy?
More busy 11 34.38%
Less busy 17 53.13%
Undecided 4 12.50%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-12-2017, 07:30 AM
 
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Overall my personal answer is no, but I did pick up new activities. And you?
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Always something to do, just different somethings.
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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It's difficult to construct a poll with an adequate range of responses - I know because I've tried several times and I always came up short. I didn't vote in the poll because my accurate answer would be "somewhat less busy" since I retired, but fairly close to "equally as busy". I think "equally as busy" should have been a response to the poll, as I think people who are in that place will have a hard time deciding between "more" and "less".
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Old 01-13-2017, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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It's difficult to construct a poll with an adequate range of responses - I know because I've tried several times and I always came up short. I didn't vote in the poll because my accurate answer would be "somewhat less busy" since I retired, but fairly close to "equally as busy". I think "equally as busy" should have been a response to the poll, as I think people who are in that place will have a hard time deciding between "more" and "less".
And some of us are in the category of who the hell cares!

I am sometimes found sitting in my chair napping. Other times I am driving through traffic. Still others you will find me with a tool in my hand. I don't know and like you said there should have been a selection for equally as busy.
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Old 01-13-2017, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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A lot busier. I'm only half joking when I say I should kept working because I made more money and had more free time.
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:32 AM
 
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And some of us are in the category of who the hell cares!

I am sometimes found sitting in my chair napping. Other times I am driving through traffic. Still others you will find me with a tool in my hand. I don't know and like you said there should have been a selection for equally as busy.
In setting up a poll, I use my personal life experience as a guide. I never heard before anyone saying that he/she was as busy after as before retirement and this website doesn't let me adjust the parameters of the polling. I have noted what you said for the future.
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Less busy or the same by design. I've seen too many friends overload themselves by taking on everything that comes their way.

Not me. I pick and chose with care.
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I feel like I am doing a lot of things.

My career was very stressful. I was always busy, studying, working, changing time zones, etc. But I rarely got to do anything I wanted to do.

I am accomplishing far more now as a retiree, than compared to when I was working.
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:13 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Less busy but not nothing. I think when I was working I spent more time commuting.
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Old 01-14-2017, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Eagan, MN
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I have definitely been more busy, although it is with more social things, not work things. I still get up early, but shut down earlier and go to bed earlier.
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