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    Not really, but it's a new adventure. I'm picking up a part time job as a courtesy clerk (that's probably a bagboy to all ya'll). I find that I miss having a job and I can certainly use some extra income. After four years, though, I find I'm having to readapt to the schedule. The corporate office, where three days of training happens, is two buses and a train away. It's a nice trip and maybe now I'll actually get the 20 minutes of exercise a day my Dr. wants me to have.
    True enough, my final home is still out there, but this is most certainly my home range and I love it. I love every rock I fall off and tree I trip over. Even when I am close to dying from exhaustion, a beautiful sunset doesn't lose it's power to refresh and inspire me and that, in itself, is enough to save me sometimes.


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    Congrats. Having some activity or purpose after retirement is important. Whether it is a hobby or volunteering or another income really doesn't matter. Staying active and being involved does matter.

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    Lot ofr people do...Congrats.
    It's nice to know that you can just walk out if they pizz you off.....(joke)

    Quite a few people "volunteer" at the hospital where I go to the gym....
    They sort stuff, guide people around......sit around and BS a lot...LOL

    That gets them free gym privileges, place to go.....and friends....many have lost a spouse....so is a social event.

    Thought about it...when have time....
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    Congrats. I agree that having a reason to get up in the morning (other than to pee) is important. Hope you have fun.
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    No joke, Hunter. These seem to be great people, but I told them to start with that I wasn't looking to unretire. I just missed having work outside the home. Thing about it is....they won't pizz me off. So I guess I'm stuck.

    True enough, my final home is still out there, but this is most certainly my home range and I love it. I love every rock I fall off and tree I trip over. Even when I am close to dying from exhaustion, a beautiful sunset doesn't lose it's power to refresh and inspire me and that, in itself, is enough to save me sometimes.

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    I am just the opposite. As I have grown older courtesy is an optional decision. You do not realize how many posts I erase before you guys and the FBI can read what I really think.

    It has been determined that I should not be allowed out into open society any more than absolutely necessary.

    They took a vote.

    One of my friends asked me what it would take to get me back into the work force once, and I told him my requirements;

    A job I absolutely love.
    Unlimited vacation days.
    I set my own hours on a daily basis but never earlier than 10am or latter than 2pm.
    $100,000 a year salary

    His reply was "you don't really want to work do you?"

    My answer; "That's why I freekin' retired! If I wanted to keep working I would have stayed where I was!"
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    Ahhh...You are looking for a "position"...... then?
    Just good to get out of the house.....

    Had to interview new employee prospects...in a previous life....
    Many would come in to the interview..... to tell me that they were there for the "Position of whatever".

    I would tell them...
    "We have Job openings...The only "position" around here is mine...not a bad gig and I plan of keeping it.
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    This happened at my last job (Sears Termite and Pest Control).

    I had an applicant come in. He was an older gentleman - quite a bit older, but I didn't ask (HR violations and all that). When I explained what the job entailed I asked if he really thought he could do the job. He reluctantly said that he was probably not able to meet the physical demands.

    After a cup of coffee I finally did ask how old he was. 92! When I asked why he was looking for work at 92 he said that his wife just divorced him and that he needed the money.
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    Aside from extra money, being socially plugged in is a huge health benefit. So congrats on a smart move. I have a feeling you'll love it.

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    Well, we'll see how it goes. My advantage is that, although I want this job - I don't need it. It's a freeing feeling.

    True enough, my final home is still out there, but this is most certainly my home range and I love it. I love every rock I fall off and tree I trip over. Even when I am close to dying from exhaustion, a beautiful sunset doesn't lose it's power to refresh and inspire me and that, in itself, is enough to save me sometimes.

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    Congrats! I'm too young to retire although with the way things are going I expect to work until I die. It's hard to say now (at age 48) but I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing. As Benesse says it's good stay socially engaged. I tend to be kind of a loner anyway so work gives me a chance to socialize a bit. Statistically people tend to die within a few year of retiring. Maybe that's because they retire around the time that mortality would begin to spike to begin with, but I suspect it's because they lose their purpose for living. Even if you don't really like your job, work can be a big part of one's identity for many of us. Strip away work and what are we? I like to think that if I was independently wealthy I'd have plenty of interests to keep me busy but I don't mind the idea of working so long as I am physically fit enough to do so.

    It sounds like you have the ideal situation- working so long as you don't mind it with the complete freedom to walk if you like.

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    I think people dying when they retire is hogwash. Mostly because

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    Hahaha! It surely helps to have things to do in retirement. If I don't die at work I have a lot of things I'd like to do in retirement. Although it might sound silly, catching up on reading is one of them. My grampa on my mom's side spent 8-10 hours every day reading old westerns. Mostly Zane Grey and Lois La'More IIRC. He had a big box of 'em and I expect he'd reread them dozens of times.

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    The view of retirement downstream is sure different than after you go over the falls...

    While I was at my job every day (notice I didn't say working...) I had a plan for my retirement. Absolutely NONE of it has happened yet and I'm three years in. I suppose that's my fault. Some of it was beyond my control, but not all of it.



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