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Old 12-07-2018, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Work is a naughty 4 letter word here, and it's not to be used in our presence.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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I've posted a bunch of times that I have retired twice, and now am back to working 40 hours per week. The first couple of years were nice, but then I found myself slipping physically and mentally. I was not getting exercise or using my brain to solve problems. So, I went back to work 6 years ago and have no plans to ever retire again, at least until my body refuses to let me work.

In fact, I was just off work for 12 weeks after major surgery, and I was bored stiff, and begged my Dr. to release me so I could go back. If you find something you really like to do, you will never work another day in your life.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:43 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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I enjoyed the job that I had and I liked the people I worked with. But a change in middle management is what drove me and others to retire. If it had not been for that, I would have been happy to work a couple of years longer.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Not in the slightest. I just wish I could have retired earlier. I was out the door the month I turned 60.
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:23 AM
 
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I have been retired for 4.5 years now. I haven’t started to miss work yet.
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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The last 17 years before I retired I worked as Nursing Assistant at a Long-Term Care/Rehab facility and, over the years, it only got worse, like walking on eggshells every day and the many days we were short of staff, and instead of taking care of my usual 22 at night I'd be looking at taking care of 30 a night. If anything I miss the compliments and ego bolstering.

On the side, I did massage for 30-35 years and that's what I don't miss at all, doing massages.

What I do miss about working is the time went slower. I'm still astounded how fast the time flies when you're retired. The Saturday's and Sunday's arrive way, way too fast!

I've only been fully retired since June 1 so it's too early to tell if I'll have some collision with boredom one of these days, but if I do anything it will be volunteering!
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:24 AM
 
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Nope. Now my time is completely filled with things I have wanted to do for years, and nobody is standing over my shoulder telling me why I should be doing something else!
edit: ditto on how fast time goes. It is amazing.
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:45 AM
 
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I always get a kick out of some of the big lottery winners that say "I'm not going to quit my job"

Yeah right
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Old 12-08-2018, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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After reading this forum for several years, I've discovered that most people hated their jobs and counted down the days until they could retire.

That surprised me. I didn't realize how different I was.

I've retired twice and at 69, I'm back working part time and loving every minute. I think it's because my career and hobby were always the same.

Lots of us geezers continue to work because we love doing what we do. I just bought tickets to see the Rolling Stones next May in Denver. Mick Jagger is 75 years old. I think he also must like doing his job. He sure as hell doesn't need the money.
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Old 12-08-2018, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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I always get a kick out of some of the big lottery winners that say "I'm not going to quit my job"

Yeah right

That actually happened here in Florida. A lady hit for the first big Florida Lottery when they started it years ago. It was in the millions. The news people interviewed her and she said, "My husband I an are going to continue working, it won't change us."

A year later, they went back to interview her again and to see how life had changed for them. She said "We are still both working, and we bought our daughter a pair of Guess jeans that she wanted !"

Guess Jeans !!! I would have bought the factory ! Just goes to show how conservative some people are.
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