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Old 11-03-2018, 08:05 PM
 
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Window re-screening appears to be an overlooked high-paying opportunity. It's not hard work (no ladders and he didn't sweat). It also doesn't require a big investment. I'm guessing there are lots of similar jobs, I just don't see them very often.

If you want to wear a paper cap and flip burgers for minimum wage, go compete with college kids and you might be given a job.
Esteemed colleague: once I pull the plug, I have no intention of ever again doing anything other than what I want to do with my time. "What I want to do" does not intersect with "Paid or 'volunteer' job".

Paid job? Praise Jay-zus, I have finally mastered the art of uttering "guidance" upon which others "execute". That, there, is corporate-speak. A "retirement job" would entail increased stress for less pay.
Anybody who has lived through enough sh*t storms has this gut feeling about what will work.

"Volunteer Job"? Man, I can just imagine the shrieking harpies who serve as "volunteer coordinators" for the "status" retirement "volunteer" jobs. I imagine it would be the equivalent of servitude to the shrillest HOA Nazi in the most pretentious HOA development in the highest income HOA community in the country.

I am perfectly happy to imagine myself living in a not-so-stellar Class B RV, put-putting myself and the dawg here and there - walking him and reading for entertainment. I will never again entertain the prospect of being subject to overbearing old women and men who happen to be in a position to issue orders. By the numbers, it appears that I will have that freedom of choice.

How much do you think you need in the bank, anyway, that you are counting up net margins from yet one more task for hire? Just wondering.
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:47 AM
 
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I am going back to giving free guitar lessons- I have some students lined up this week.
I was originally self-taught, then paid for a couple of years to become better, spent years as a professional musician, then spent $75/hr on lessons from a known studio musician.
Now going back to my love, and passing on the baton to those who have the desire to create beauty out of silence. This will complete my circle of life. As far as money, I don't need it, and also want to weed out students that seriously want to play. Likely (because of the cost), a lot will want to play and the $0/hr prevents excuses from starting. Regardless, few will transcend the first weeks of struggle leaving only those that have the true desire. I will gladly teach those for nothing.
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:11 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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Esteemed colleague: once I pull the plug, I have no intention of ever again doing anything other than what I want to do with my time. "What I want to do" does not intersect with "Paid or 'volunteer' job".

Paid job? Praise Jay-zus, I have finally mastered the art of uttering "guidance" upon which others "execute". That, there, is corporate-speak. A "retirement job" would entail increased stress for less pay.
Anybody who has lived through enough sh*t storms has this gut feeling about what will work.

"Volunteer Job"? Man, I can just imagine the shrieking harpies who serve as "volunteer coordinators" for the "status" retirement "volunteer" jobs. I imagine it would be the equivalent of servitude to the shrillest HOA Nazi in the most pretentious HOA development in the highest income HOA community in the country.

I am perfectly happy to imagine myself living in a not-so-stellar Class B RV, put-putting myself and the dawg here and there - walking him and reading for entertainment. I will never again entertain the prospect of being subject to overbearing old women and men who happen to be in a position to issue orders. By the numbers, it appears that I will have that freedom of choice.

How much do you think you need in the bank, anyway, that you are counting up net margins from yet one more task for hire? Just wondering.



So you've never actually looked into it? Just imagined it? I love my volunteer job because I and my fellow volunteers pretty much run the area we work in. There is a paid staff member who supervises us (minimally) but we are expected to know what to do and make decisions on our own. By and large, it works great. I have never heard the supervisor so much as raise their voice to anyone. That doesn't fly in a volunteer setting unless you want to lose your volunteers. You need them, they don't need you (unlike employees who need the money you pay them).


Anyway back to the topic at hand - I sell things online on 3 different venues, things I pick up free or at low cost. Keeps me occupied and brings in some extra money. And keeps life interesting.
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:47 PM
 
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So you've never actually looked into it? Just imagined it? I love my volunteer job because I and my fellow volunteers pretty much run the area we work in. There is a paid staff member who supervises us (minimally) but we are expected to know what to do and make decisions on our own. By and large, it works great. I have never heard the supervisor so much as raise their voice to anyone. That doesn't fly in a volunteer setting unless you want to lose your volunteers. You need them, they don't need you (unlike employees who need the money you pay them).


Anyway back to the topic at hand - I sell things online on 3 different venues, things I pick up free or at low cost. Keeps me occupied and brings in some extra money. And keeps life interesting.
My volunteer experiences are limited to doing the treasury work for a PTA for a period when my kids were in school; and doing the scheduling for one or the other of the kids' soccer teams when they were in school. It is difficult to overstate the meddling from those in "coordinator" positions. I will never willingly undertake another volunteer task, unless it is limited to an afternoon or such. For an afternoon, I can act like a bobblehead doll while grinning like an idiot. To each to his own: I am not wired for volunteer positions, in which desired outcomes are a matter of taste.
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