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Old 01-15-2018, 03:05 PM
 
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I totally lost interest in my line of work when I stopped working. I worked in a toxic environment for years, and after the lat horrible supervisor; have never looked back. I could have done consulting, but couldn't bring myself to consider it. I was done with the industry. Nothing could entice me back.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:14 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Well - I've got about 3 years and 9 months left until retirement; I have thought about coming back as a consultant (max pay rate for one, without a lot of paperwork hassle, is about 3x my current salary).

I already know that whoever backfills me absolutely won't have the needed knowledge and experience to successfully fulfill the role I'm in. Maybe if management assigns a bright someone to shadow me for a year or so, then he or she would have a glimmer of a chance of doing my job. But, most likely, that won't happen - if it's anything like when I was voluntold to take on this role, he or she will get three days notice to take over. Fortunately (for me), thanks to my prior career(s), I already had the requisite knowledge, experience, and already knew nearly all of the people from the 20+ organizations scattered across the Country that I deal with daily.

So - I know my knowledge will be required, and if management is willing to pay (a lot) to make use of it, I'll gladly play along for six months or so to get my backfill somewhat up to speed.
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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After reading through this thread it seems that most people develop animosity toward their job or employer and are thrilled to escape into retirement.

I didn't expect that.

If you had a career that you loved and an employer that treated you fairly, you were quite lucky.
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:24 PM
 
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It would take homelessness and starvation.
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Old 01-17-2018, 12:51 PM
 
Location: North Alabama
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A national emergency.
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