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Old 12-20-2018, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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I'd be miserable too if I was looking at 40 more years in a classroom.
This is actually preferable for me compared to other work I’ve done. I like most of my students—except one. I have one student who gets on my nerves, but I deal with him stoicly and just document when he breaks the rules in hopes it will catch up with him.
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Old 12-20-2018, 12:51 PM
 
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Do I miss working? I miss the excitement associated with being a police officer. When I moved into administration and then became parking director at a major university - it was dreadful due to the complaining pretentious faculty and students, the politics and the countless committees dictating policy and procedure. I could hardly wait to retire; which I did when I was 47. Many of the readers on this forum have already heard this story and I apologize for being redundant. I do not miss and absolutely hated being a parking director. I do miss most of my marvelous staff and remain in touch with several of them, 20 years later.

As soon as I retired, life improved marvelously when I got a facelift and boob job and became a very successful stripper. I LOVED it! And I miss it dreadfully. Sadly, the economy went bust, I aged, and finally, my back went out, requiring an L3,4,5 fusion. My stripper days were over. It was a marvelous time of outrageous happenings, incredible income, and the thrill of being on stage.

During most of my adult life, I also taught dance; being ballet trained, etc, etc. I finally burned out on teaching; people are so lazy and expect to dance well with no practice. I miss very much, performance and the slight income that came from belly dancing parties. That was fun and greatly satisfying to make people smile.

I haven't worked at all since I was 57 years old since my income is adequate.
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