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Old 06-13-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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Have you tried looking to call center jobs? They are comfortable and tend to pay pretty well.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:32 AM
 
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Southbeach> I believe after 5 years if the person has not found a job, he has given up.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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I guess so, but never hurts to throw the information out there just in case they change their minds.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:45 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I guess so, but never hurts to throw the information out there just in case they change their minds.

and WoW, has the working landscape changed since 2007?? (and vast numbers of 'retirees' looking for work NOW).

Travel for PAY That is what I like to do (and accomplishes lots of desireable things for me as early retiree). I get: free miles, hotel perks, charge acct, fed, bathed and laundered, to enjoy and learn about new cultures, adventure (adequate), passports and visas, communication tools, LOTS of free time (Airports, international flights, and hotels).

Many couples relocate RV's and boats for dealers and for the wealthy, caretaker of an estate, Tour guides, 'escorts' for cruise ships (if you can dance well)


Non-travel jobs for the 'home-bodies':PT help for inventory / heavy workload / vacation replacements,
IRS call centers
tutoring
Bus driving (tour, commuter, school, casino, senior center, airport ...)
I took an evening job in a factory for awhile (EXCELLENT pay and no bosses)(high skill job, but ancient profession I hadn't practiced for 30+ yrs... I had to work in INCHES which I hadn't seen since Metric Conversion Act of 1975)

For YOUNG retirees, I always recommend learning something that you REALLY wanted to try when you were STUCK at work. (often you will find the 'Green grass' a bit whithered). Hopefully you will land a new skill that you can enjoy for decades. (more for PLAY than for WORK)
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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For YOUNG retirees, I always recommend learning something that you REALLY wanted to try when you were STUCK at work. (often you will find the 'Green grass' a bit whithered). Hopefully you will land a new skill that you can enjoy for decades. (more for PLAY than for WORK)
Substitute teaching or p/t teaching (tutoring).
Between 2 school districts my calendar is as full as I want it to be.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:34 AM
 
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And let's not forget our local Walmart!! Door Greeter, you meet everybody and I mean everybody, not boring. Shelf stocker especially at night, not heavy things like milk, etc. but clothing, etc. Just an idea..
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Didn't Wal-Mart announce they were discontinuing the greeter jobs?

Hope I'm not being a wet blanket, but I know a few people who have retired and moved to new towns on the assumption they would find part time work--and they haven't found anything yet. In the last year or so it seems to have become more difficult. Hope I'm wrong, but that's what I hear.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Here in central Fl. Publix grocery chain hires "older" workers. I was mildly surprised when I had a 70 something bag boy! Also, Disney hires older persons and are fairly liberal with times. I know of one guy who works the train there one week end a year!! it may be the higher than usual number of retirees but i'd like to think that it has to do with us being good employees for the most part.
I used to drive a school bus, and no matter where I have lived since, there is always a need for them. Where I live now, they are constantly advertising for school runs and charter work. You have to get used to the noise level, though
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:58 PM
 
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Substitute teaching or p/t teaching (tutoring).
Between 2 school districts my calendar is as full as I want it to be.
I also do substitute teaching. If you are a former licensed teacher, most states will let you sub with minimal paperwork hassles. Some states require getting a "sub" license, but most will accept out of state licenses for subbing. It can be fun, on a good day, but if you live in a wintery climate, getting to a school early on a dark winter morning with unplowed roads is less fun. But you can pick and choose which schools and which days you want to work. Low pay but a good part-time retirement job.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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Travel for PAY That is what I like to do (and accomplishes lots of desireable things for me as early retiree). I get: free miles, hotel perks, charge acct, fed, bathed and laundered, to enjoy and learn about new cultures, adventure (adequate), passports and visas, communication tools, LOTS of free time (Airports, international flights, and hotels).
Just curious, are you a travel guide or travel writer? Sounds like a fun job as you describe it.
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