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Old 01-11-2018, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I retired from the govt at 56 and didnít work at all for 8 months. My wife was still working and my kids were at school so I was alone at home at bored. So, I went back to work and will keep working until my better half retires.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:38 PM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Not me. Life is too short. I'm almost 65, and have about 15-20/years to live. At some point one has to be satisfied with the acorns you've put away, call it quits and smell the roses.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:57 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I retired from the govt at 56 and didn’t work at all for 8 months. ....

I was out for the 3rd time at age 49.

Retire early, retire often (practice makes perfect)

Retirement is too important to mess it up.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Not me. Life is too short. I'm almost 65, and have about 15-20/years to live. At some point one has to be satisfied with the acorns you've put away, call it quits and smell the roses.
I'm getting to that point.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:38 PM
 
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Only if I was about-to-be-homeless poor (knock wood & pray); and not to my profession. Oh, hell no.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:30 PM
 
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I plan to take early retirement in late 2019. I have already notified my first and second level managers so they can start the too long process of hiring and training a replacement.


I like my work. I like my co-workers and all support staffs I interface with. I like my first and second level managers. The work procedures are truly asinine but after more than 4-1/2 years of working with them I am OK.


Late this afternoon my first level manager and a returned retiree working in our group were tossing about names of other retirees that might be interested in returning to work for 6-8 months. Based on this I am certain I will be contacted after I leave.


Hourly pay rate for returned retirees is about 2x what the pre-retire full time staff receives. No benefits naturally.


How many others would return for defined periods at 2x pay?
Not retired yet. But when I am retired, what would be required to return to work is the imminent threat of starvation, lol!
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Definitely would not return to the workforce for any amount of compensation.
Life is to short, and the older you get, the faster it passes.
On the other hand, if your job is your life, stick with it.
This. A financial, A big financial crisis would be the only reason. Life is truly too and very short at my age.
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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What would be required?


A large bulldozer, a herd of elephants, 3 men , and a boy might get me there but, I doubt it.




Ain't going to happen!
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:46 PM
 
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Bags of money. Large ones.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:38 PM
 
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Nothing could get me to go back to soul-destroying corporate life. If I were in dire need of funds I would do temp work for a few weeks.

However, I am not "retired" in the true sense of not working anymore. Over the past several years I have been working part-time in a field I love, and in March I sit for a test that will give me internationally recognized credentialing. I have built up a reputation and credibility, so I will be able to work when I want as much as I want doing something that I love and make almost as much $ as when I worked in corporate.
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