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Old Yesterday, 06:24 PM
 
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just curious overall

i started working at 16 and retired at 62 so 46 years for me.
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Old Yesterday, 06:36 PM
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Does a paper route count?? That was 10.

Started working at 15 in what would be considered "jobs".

"Retired" at 56. Somewhat...continued to work "part-time" in emergency response until this year since this time. Still have my credentials this year....BUT NO EMERGENCIES and fire season is almost over!!! Great...first time since 1984.

There is nothing wrong with work. There is nothing wrong with retirement. Just be sure you have the option to do what you want to do!!
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Old Yesterday, 06:52 PM
 
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I started working at 16 and stopped at 64, nine months. Only part-time periods were ages 16-19.

Someone at the bank asked me what I do since I stopped working. After 1 year and 7 months of retirement, I draw a blank but my days seem to go by just fine without any hard-core plans (except moving to Colorado, but it's been over a year now).
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Old Yesterday, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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40 years. 33 in the public school system, 7 in a private mental hospital which ruined me for real work.

Now I work as the Executive Administrative assistant for my wife.
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Old Yesterday, 07:03 PM
 
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Sorry, but I can't answer because it depends on definition. I started doing household chores at 9, started babysitting at 11, had my first full-time summer job at 14, my first year-round part-time job at 16, and then mostly worked, either full or part-time, until I was 57. After that, I took five years off and was just a lazy bum (my husband was well-paid), and then went back to work part-time four years ago. However, if you are counting only full-time, year-round, paid employment, I would guess about 25 years.
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Old Yesterday, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile So far...

45 - will be 55 when I'm almost done.

Hopefully, that will give me more SS.
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Old Yesterday, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Started babysitting at age 12, working as a waitress at 16, it was a school supported 1/2 day school, 1/2 day work, preparation for life type experiment. Then, worked until 61 & 1/2. There were a couple of years when my son was young that I didn't work full time and there was a time when I was laid off where I worked as a temporary and the work was sporadic.
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Old Yesterday, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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How Many years did you work for in total?

50ish. Turned 68 yesterday retired at 58.
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Old Yesterday, 09:03 PM
 
Location: USA
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Employed or actually accomplished something?
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Old Yesterday, 09:14 PM
 
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Started supporting myself at age 15 years; retired at 62, so 47 years start to finish.

I took 10 months leave after giving birth to twins. I obtained a bachelor's and master's degree while raising my sons, working full time, & commuting 2 hrs a day.

I did what I felt like I had to do but it wasn't a lifestyle I'd recommend to anyone.
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