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Old 11-16-2018, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Kronenwetter Wisconsin
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I live in Central WI and we get our share of snow and ice. Luckily my job allows us to work from home whenever the weather is inclement.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:04 AM
 
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The #1 reason I'm glad to be retired!

No one's trying to kill me.
Good for you. If you ever miss the thrill, come on East and take a turn or two around the Washington DC beltway at rush hour.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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I actually enjoy my commute to work, regardless of weather conditions. Well, maybe not quite so much when it's icy out.

It consists of a 10-12 minute, 300 ft. downhill descent on foot. Not for long though! Two weeks to go.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Good for you. If you ever miss the thrill, come on East and take a turn or two around the Washington DC beltway at rush hour.

Don't think it's exactly the same as someone shooting at you, but thanks anyway.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:08 AM
 
Location: State of Denial
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Glad to be retired because:


1. Naps whenever I feel like one.
2. Not having to leave the house if I don't want to.
3. Being able to stay home when I'm sick instead of having to drag myself to work.
4. Naps.
5. Naps.
6. No pantyhose, no high heels, no suits, doesn't matter what my hair looks like.
7. No fear that I'm finally going to go postal and beat the ***** out of some a$$hole that desperately needs it (just kidding, but some days...….)
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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I lived in Florida for 37 of my 40-year working career and only once commuted more than about 30-minutes. plus I always enjoyed my work and pretty much determined my own work, schedule and location.

Now, 10-years into a financially secure retirement, (#1) I still enjoy the FREEDOM to doing whatever I want, when I want with no accountability to anyone or anything ... other than what I choose.
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:23 AM
 
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Glad to be retired because:


1. Naps whenever I feel like one.
2. Not having to leave the house if I don't want to.
3. Being able to stay home when I'm sick instead of having to drag myself to work.
4. Naps.
5. Naps.
6. No pantyhose, no high heels, no suits, doesn't matter what my hair looks like.
7. No fear that I'm finally going to go postal and beat the ***** out of some a$$hole that desperately needs it (just kidding, but some days...….)
I'm not retired just yet, but of this list, #3 would be my favorite thing! As I write this, I'm on my lunch break at work, with a sore throat and a headache. I can't tell you how much I dreaded crawling out of my warm bed this morning to stumble into a hot shower to try to dissolve the snot brick in my head so I could even breathe. Then brave the freezing cold for my 40 minute commute, and walk from the car about 1/4 mile to the building where I work; the freezing wind whipping though me like a bullwhip. All the while just thinking of that warm bed with the down duvet and the cozy kitty snuggled next to me. WAAAAHH!

On the panty-hose/heels/suits issue - luckily all those faded away in the last 10 years, leaving nowadays a very casual workforce. I pitched all of those items for jeans and t-shirts and never looked back. Now I can't believe I wore those torture devices all those years prior. Imagine ill-fitting pantyhose (cuz they're ALL ill-fitting) in 110 degree weather... OMG, I musta been insane!
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Old 11-16-2018, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Time. My time is my time. Nobody tells me what to do with it.

Except maybe for some here on CD.
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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The #1 reason I'm glad to be retired!

No one's trying to kill me.
Same here.
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:55 PM
 
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Glad to be retired because:


1. Naps whenever I feel like one.
2. Not having to leave the house if I don't want to.
3. Being able to stay home when I'm sick instead of having to drag myself to work.
4. Naps.
5. Naps.
6. No pantyhose, no high heels, no suits, doesn't matter what my hair looks like.
7. No fear that I'm finally going to go postal and beat the ***** out of some a$$hole that desperately needs it (just kidding, but some days...….)
hahaha
this is just the tip of the iceberg
the list is really endless
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