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Old 03-02-2017, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by TLC1957 View Post
Perhaps factory workers have 40 hour work week, but most professionals I know work more than a 40 hour week most are 50-60. My wife was a nurse often worked 10 hour days because of short staff, etc. Both of my daughters typically work 45-50 work weeks. Perhaps living in the northeast that is just what is expected.

What do others think, when you worked how many hours did you work?

50 hours was the low-end. During busy seasons, 60-65 was more typical.

Most of the guys that are still working manufacturing (yes, there are still quite a few), are generally working closer to 50 and are happy about it as it is cheaper for many employers to pay overtime than to add the additional health care costs related to new employees.

There are professions that work less than 50 weeks of 40 hours and retire early ... but that is very few these days
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Old 03-03-2017, 05:09 AM
Location: Southern Nevada
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I retired in early Dec 2016 at age 62. I worked in the legal group for a large e-commerce company and just couldn't take it anymore. Like everything, there was good and bad, but I was getting burned out. It was time to retire and I could afford it, so that's what I did.

It's only been three months, but I have loved every day so far. I can do what I want and have no one to answer to (except my wife, LOL). I wish I could have done this sooner, but the reality is that it comes down to money.

Everyone is different with how much they have vs. how much they need. I planned carefully and diligently, and once I met my financial goals, I was out of there. I'm happier now then I've been in a long time and will not look back.
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Old 03-03-2017, 07:12 AM
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The transition can be hard for a couple... but, if they can make it, they come to love it.
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