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Recently retired after almost 26 years on the job. #4523201
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How many of you went back to work after retirement and how many of you felt no need to find another job?

I'm undecided at this point if I want to find another job. At some point I may try to find something else to do but at this point I don't know what that would be. Just curious on the different thoughts about retirement.

Wayne


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Re: Recently retired after almost 26 years on the job. [Re: wtd] #4523205
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Coming up on my retirement, 24 yrs on the job 2 to go, been thinking about this also, might go part time at Lowes, try to get in the Garden Center, 5 min walk from home cheers

Re: Recently retired after almost 26 years on the job. [Re: wtd] #4523209
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With respect, I never understood this logic.

If you are planning to retire yet find another job anyway, then why bother retiring? Why give up your current salary for $10/hr at Lowes?



I'm young, but I imagine waiting to retire until I'm sure I don't have to work anymore. When I retire, I'm DONE.


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Re: Recently retired after almost 26 years on the job. [Re: wtd] #4523211
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I retired in April. I'm catching up on deferred house and grounds maintenance.


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Re: Recently retired after almost 26 years on the job. [Re: wtd] #4523218
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Will have been retired 11 years in February. Never had the need nor the desire to go back to work for anyone again.


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Re: Recently retired after almost 26 years on the job. [Re: emmett442] #4523226
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You will be surprised by how much down time you will truly have. Enough to create a fair amount of boredom. Another aspect that people don't think about is that the retiree loses their sense of purpose. Whether we realize it or not work provides a sense of purpose. Losing this can be a real loss that is quite hard for many to deal with. There are only so many projects to do around the house, only so many errands to run, and but so many people to go and see.
Having said this, there are some people who have no problems at all with this transition. Some have zero problems at all and find another purpose in their lives.


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Re: Recently retired after almost 26 years on the job. [Re: wtd] #4523238
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Depends on finances. Agree that if you have to keep working, keep the old job - or find another with similar pay at least.

If you're secure and don't have to work, then it's time to take all the vacation trips you wanted to before....and early enough to enjoy them.

I knew a guy that did 20 in the Navy, retired, bought a Harley and never looked back. He's probably still cruising the highways....


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Re: Recently retired after almost 26 years on the job. [Re: emmett442] #4523245
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Originally Posted By: emmett442
With respect, I never understood this logic.

If you are planning to retire yet find another job anyway, then why bother retiring? Why give up your current salary for $10/hr at Lowes?



I'm young, but I imagine waiting to retire until I'm sure I don't have to work anymore. When I retire, I'm DONE.


Because it keeps you busy.

Typically, the older folks you see doing this sort of thing do not have to work.. they just want something to keep them going. That said, they could use that money earned for their hobbies without dipping into their retirement fund(s).

I worked with an older guy at my first job. 84. All his friends retired, sat a home and watched TV then had severe health issues and died a few years later. These were his words. He just wanted something to keep him going whatever that was. He said there was no stress in what he did because he didn't "have" to be there.. just wanted to.

He worked ~20 hr weeks during the colder months and took the late spring, summer and early fall off.


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Re: Recently retired after almost 26 years on the job. [Re: wtd] #4523256
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I should have worked for the government. Retirement for me will be 45 years in professional workforce. frown

Enjoy the free time, why would you want to get back in the rat race?

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I'm 63 and in the last few 2 years I've reduced to 3 days per week then 2 days. I originally did it to help look after grand children but I think it's an ideal compromise and feel as though I can now carry on working 2 days indefinitely. I actually enjoy work now and look forward to going in for my 2 days.

The change from a stress full job to nothing is just too much. I knew one poor guy that didn't survive the weekend after his retirement.


Barry

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Re: Recently retired after almost 26 years on the job. [Re: emmett442] #4523267
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Originally Posted By: emmett442
With respect, I never understood this logic.

If you are planning to retire yet find another job anyway, then why bother retiring? Why give up your current salary for $10/hr at Lowes?



I'm young, but I imagine waiting to retire until I'm sure I don't have to work anymore. When I retire, I'm DONE.

Because some salaries are proportional to the difficulty of the job and some jobs are difficult. I can see someone who's been doing hard labor for decades to save up enough money to pay off the mortgage, put kids through college and have a little on the side, taking up a comparatively easier job with better hours just to stretch out the savings a little more.


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Re: Recently retired after almost 26 years on the job. [Re: wtd] #4523270
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I retired at the age of 58, I'm now 73, I've spent 15 years traveling, persueing my hobbies "target shooting" a enjoying myself to the fullest.

Only reason I ever worked was to afford the toys I wished and to give to other less fortunate, if I ever could have figured how to do that without working I never would have worked at all.

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Originally Posted By: jcwit
I retired at the age of 58, I'm now 73, I've spent 15 years traveling, persuing my hobbies "target shooting" a enjoying myself to the fullest.

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thumbsup That's the way to do it!


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Re: Recently retired after almost 26 years on the job. [Re: wtd] #4523275
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36 years on the job at retirement and no need to work anymore. 24 years or so is hardly broke in. :-))


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Re: Recently retired after almost 26 years on the job. [Re: wtd] #4523284
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Originally Posted By: wtd
How many of you went back to work after retirement and how many of you felt no need to find another job?

I'm undecided at this point if I want to find another job. At some point I may try to find something else to do but at this point I don't know what that would be. Just curious on the different thoughts about retirement.

Wayne


Congratulations. What was your career field ?
30+ years for me in the same industry and I'm also retiring very soon.

Once I retire, that's it. No more work and time to enjoy things like traveling.




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