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Old Yesterday, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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The world needs good nurses.

Ain't that the truth!
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Old Yesterday, 07:04 PM
 
Location: R.I.
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I anticipate working three 12 hour shifts a week, which is fulltime.
I gave retirement a good effort but its just not my time.

Good for you!! As an R.N. for now 41 years I applaud your efforts in returning back to the nursing profession.

Much has changed in the profession since you last worked in it in 2006. There are many more non traditional jobs including virtual jobs. I work with several psychiatric nurses that monitor patients through a telehealth program and do daily skype visits with patients. This type of interaction has benefited the patients because there is a face connected to a voice, and visa versa the nurses are better able to assess these patients because they can pick up visual behavioral cues which was not possible with just phone contact. And as you know how important medication reconciliation is, this and medication education is by far more effective with skype visits.

Lots of work opportunities will be waiting for you when you finish your class work.

Best of Luck
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Old Yesterday, 07:32 PM
 
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As much as I love my area with all that there is to do around here; after 3 years of retirement I have decided to go back to work fulltime at age 61.
I retired unexpectedly without a plan in 2016. Had a great run in the pharmaceutical industry for 26 years. After a new supervisor made my life miserable, I had to get out. I had no pension and was too young for SS, but I had enough to retire on my savings. My home was paid off in 2014. I had to navigate Obamacare and ultimately wound up this year with a subsidy and a Gold Plan; after a cople of expensive years.

I have tried my best to stay busy since 2016: I've taken 9 mostly escorted vacations, several weeks long to places like China and Indonesia and Thailand. I earned an ESOL Teaching certificate and volunteered my services in various capacities. I took ice skating, archery, knitting, and swimming lessons. I took community college theatre and film courses too. I took up kayaking at my neighborhood lake. Even got US Citizenship in 2017.

This year, I realized for certain that I really did not want to be retired--it was the pharmaceutical industry that I wanted nothing to do with. I wanted to be a nurse again. I haven't worked in Nursing since 2006 (I used to moonlight). So this summer I enrolled in a RN Nursing Refresher Course. I'm finished the didactic and will finish the Clinical part this month. Theres a huge nationwide nursing shortage and I am assured that age will not be a factor, experienced nurses are in demand. My college doesn't charge people 60 and over tuition, so I paid a total of $500 in fees to get my license activated and original career back, a savings of $4500. There was also a nurse in my class older than me at 63!

My plan is to be a Psych Nurse at a Community Hospital and my school is going to help me get in. I worked in Pysch before and I loved it. I haven't touched my retirement money or exhausted my non retirement savings. Salary is not a big issue with me, its the work I am interested in. My school assures me I will not have to start at the bottom. I feel like I am getting my "life" back. In addition to wanting to help people in need; I need the social interaction and mental stimulation and challenge of paid work.

I'll still have time to do some volunteer ESOL work, as I anticipate working three 12 hour shifts a week, which is fulltime. I'll get healthcare benefits so will part ways with Obamacare.

I gave retirement a good effort but its just not my time.

Anybody else retired and then went back to work after a few years?
BabyJuly, what an uplifting post!! I love my career as well and retirement isn't that far away. I'm really in no hurry to retire, and am split. I'd love to hang out all day by the pool or binge-watch streaming. lol. But right now it would be hard not to practice my profession coz I'm not ready to let it go.

Anyway, congratulations on your "rebirth." great post, thanks for sharing!
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Old Yesterday, 07:32 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I've thought about doing some emeritus type projects for a previous agency, but wouldn't want to face that until the Administration changes! It would be a nightmare. I'd want work, not ethical torture. I continue to thank every star in the heavens for reading the tea leaves and scheduling my departure well the first time.

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Old Yesterday, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I retired unexpectedly without a plan in 2016. Had a great run in the pharmaceutical industry for 26 years. After a new supervisor made my life miserable, I had to get out. I had no pension and was too young for SS, but I had enough to retire on my savings. My home was paid off in 2014. I had to navigate Obamacare and ultimately wound up this year with a subsidy and a Gold Plan; after a cople of expensive years.



Your story parallels mine, until you get to the point about wanting to go back to work.


I retired at 60, had plenty in the retirement fund, never looked back, and can't imagine ever having a boss again.
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Old Today, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Congratulations on your decision! Nothing better than doing something that gives you happiness and fulfillment no matter what age.



Best of luck!
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Old Today, 03:29 AM
 
Location: the Old Dominion
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As much as I love my area with all that there is to do around here; after 3 years of retirement I have decided to go back to work fulltime at age 61.
I retired unexpectedly without a plan in 2016. Had a great run in the pharmaceutical industry for 26 years. After a new supervisor made my life miserable, I had to get out. I had no pension and was too young for SS, but I had enough to retire on my savings. My home was paid off in 2014. I had to navigate Obamacare and ultimately wound up this year with a subsidy and a Gold Plan; after a cople of expensive years.

I have tried my best to stay busy since 2016: I've taken 9 mostly escorted vacations, several weeks long to places like China and Indonesia and Thailand. I earned an ESOL Teaching certificate and volunteered my services in various capacities. I took ice skating, archery, knitting, and swimming lessons. I took community college theatre and film courses too. I took up kayaking at my neighborhood lake. Even got US Citizenship in 2017.

This year, I realized for certain that I really did not want to be retired--it was the pharmaceutical industry that I wanted nothing to do with. I wanted to be a nurse again. I haven't worked in Nursing since 2006 (I used to moonlight). So this summer I enrolled in a RN Nursing Refresher Course. I'm finished the didactic and will finish the Clinical part this month. Theres a huge nationwide nursing shortage and I am assured that age will not be a factor, experienced nurses are in demand. My college doesn't charge people 60 and over tuition, so I paid a total of $500 in fees to get my license activated and original career back, a savings of $4500. There was also a nurse in my class older than me at 63!

My plan is to be a Psych Nurse at a Community Hospital and my school is going to help me get in. I worked in Pysch before and I loved it. I haven't touched my retirement money or exhausted my non retirement savings. Salary is not a big issue with me, its the work I am interested in. My school assures me I will not have to start at the bottom. I feel like I am getting my "life" back. In addition to wanting to help people in need; I need the social interaction and mental stimulation and challenge of paid work.

I'll still have time to do some volunteer ESOL work, as I anticipate working three 12 hour shifts a week, which is fulltime. I'll get healthcare benefits so will part ways with Obamacare.

I gave retirement a good effort but its just not my time.

Anybody else retired and then went back to work after a few years?
Whenever I hear of a "failed" retirement, it is usually because the person did not retire to something. Fortunately for you, you were in a position to do what some cannot, and that is return to work [on your terms]. The best thing for you is the newly gained knowledge of having a plan when you do finally retire.
Enjoy what you are doing. You earned it.
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Old Today, 06:15 AM
 
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I feel like I am getting my "life" back. In addition to wanting to help people in need; I need the social interaction and mental stimulation and challenge of paid work.
I always find it disturbing that people can't discover other ways of getting their needs met than by going to a job.
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Old Today, 07:05 AM
 
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As much as I love my area with all that there is to do around here; after 3 years of retirement I have decided to go back to work fulltime at age 61.
I retired unexpectedly without a plan in 2016. Had a great run in the pharmaceutical industry for 26 years. After a new supervisor made my life miserable, I had to get out. I had no pension and was too young for SS, but I had enough to retire on my savings. My home was paid off in 2014. I had to navigate Obamacare and ultimately wound up this year with a subsidy and a Gold Plan; after a cople of expensive years.

I have tried my best to stay busy since 2016: I've taken 9 mostly escorted vacations, several weeks long to places like China and Indonesia and Thailand. I earned an ESOL Teaching certificate and volunteered my services in various capacities. I took ice skating, archery, knitting, and swimming lessons. I took community college theatre and film courses too. I took up kayaking at my neighborhood lake. Even got US Citizenship in 2017.

This year, I realized for certain that I really did not want to be retired--it was the pharmaceutical industry that I wanted nothing to do with. I wanted to be a nurse again. I haven't worked in Nursing since 2006 (I used to moonlight). So this summer I enrolled in a RN Nursing Refresher Course. I'm finished the didactic and will finish the Clinical part this month. Theres a huge nationwide nursing shortage and I am assured that age will not be a factor, experienced nurses are in demand. My college doesn't charge people 60 and over tuition, so I paid a total of $500 in fees to get my license activated and original career back, a savings of $4500. There was also a nurse in my class older than me at 63!

My plan is to be a Psych Nurse at a Community Hospital and my school is going to help me get in. I worked in Pysch before and I loved it. I haven't touched my retirement money or exhausted my non retirement savings. Salary is not a big issue with me, its the work I am interested in. My school assures me I will not have to start at the bottom. I feel like I am getting my "life" back. In addition to wanting to help people in need; I need the social interaction and mental stimulation and challenge of paid work.

I'll still have time to do some volunteer ESOL work, as I anticipate working three 12 hour shifts a week, which is fulltime. I'll get healthcare benefits so will part ways with Obamacare.

I gave retirement a good effort but its just not my time.

Anybody else retired and then went back to work after a few years?
You're lucky if someone wants you at your age. Most retirees can't get hired in jobs that pay decently, much less have health insurance.

I doubt I would get a job in my field, esp after being out of it for a few years. I could maybe get a low level office job, with no insurance, that pays $10/hr. I worked temp/contract for a couple of years when I was about 60. It was unpleasant at times, very pleasant at times. The pay was terrible (I had to pay my own expenses...travel, parking)...$10 to $18/hr, depending on the task at hand. I used that money to add to my Roth, and was glad to have that extra money.

I've had too many moving and house problems since, to consider working. I'm living the retirement from hell, with no way out in the near future. (Obamacare really screwed older people, btw. Had it not been for the subsidy, I would have become uninsured for the first time in my life, after working all my life since my teens, and living a healthy lifestyle.)
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Old Today, 07:19 AM
 
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I always find it disturbing that people can't discover other ways of getting their needs met than by going to a job.
Why is this so disturbing? Reinventing myself. Why not? I might live another 30-35 years. I'm in good health.

I look at it more of how I choose to spend the hours of some of my days. Theres time to do other activities as well.

I've already posted that I tried various activities. Enjoyed them all except for the Theatre and Film classes, which I dropped mid semester because my classmates were mostly disinterested millennials not interested in meaningful discourse.

There are many hours in the day. Everyday. When you live alone, you have to work at doing things that aren't all isolating and alone. I also have no family and few friends in my area; as I relocated to take my last position.

I've traveled the world the last 3 years and got the travel bug out of my system. When I was working, I also traveled frequently for assignments and meetings. There are places I'd like to visit later; but my "bucket list" was completed some time ago.

ESOL teaching and physical activities definitely met my some of needs. I love ice skating! I'm a good teacher. One aspect of volunteering I didn't like was not having my opinion count because I'm not a paid employee.

I don't want to be constantly looking for things to occupy my time everyday. Working at something I enjoy will give me a focus, a new professional challenge, and definite reason to get up and get out of the house. I'll look forward to being there and contributing.

I've got the energy to work 12 hour shifts and am well used to it.

I want to thank everyone for your support and comments.
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