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Old 01-18-2017, 06:51 AM
 
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Awesome post^^^^. What skills did you have that allowed leaving and returning at will? Sounds ideal!!
Not sure other than being lazy which led to being an efficiency freak (get the job done with the least effort) and being likable which translates well with commission sales. If you can sell you can always find work and if you have the right product or service with a good commission structure you can always make good money.
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:13 AM
 
Location: plano
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I attended college for four years out of high school and began working a week after graduation from college. I worked same company for 38 years with no breaks at any time. I retired at age 60 for my first work break. During college I had sumer jobs each and ever summer so worked or schooled that four year period.
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:40 AM
 
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No. First I went to College (I had that privilege) and then made a short stint in the Army, then after that one year as a bank clerk (didn't like it), left and took then one sabbatical year and then finally started a nonstop career in 1980 at 25. I'll retire next year at 63.
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:06 AM
 
Location: RVA
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38 non stop years in the same career sounds like a "yes" to me! Hope this last year flies by for you!
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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While I agree 100% about "afffluenza", it is certainly not just a north american only phenom. Off the top of my head, both the UK & Germany have degrees of affluenza, but look at the financial state of all those European counties that have little production due to living life as you claim. Sky high unemployment, on the brink of collapse from social programs they can't pay for....unless a counrty is sitting on vast piles of government owned wealth (oil, hydo electric, etc) people and companies working and paying taxes provides the revenue for the government to operate. I am glad to be able to make enough money to pay the taxes that provide the services that help others out that also want to contribute. Not so much for people that deliberately game the system to take as much as they can, with no desire to contribute back.
Europe stock market reflects European economy. 10 years of negative returns, zero interest rate, what's not to like.
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Old 01-18-2017, 05:09 PM
 
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Like other have already said, started 'working' as an adolescent with a daily paper route and continued working uninterrupted to this day . . . well, at least for another few weeks at which time I start my pseudo retirement, (burning accrued vacation time before the start of my official retirement). I think the only break of any length more than a week or so was in my early high school years when I was a member of the school's 'track and field' team. Been on the current 'job' for 34 years.

Oh, I need to correct that . . . I don't have a job . . . I get paid for a hobby. It's been a great ride. No complaints.


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Volosong, what is your job?!
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