Yep, but on my terms.
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Nope, been retired since the age of 54 (9 plus years now). Surprised a few of you right wing nuts?
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The question is ambiguous. I plan to work in y garden, on my lawn, on my yard, on my house, etc. I will NOT work where I am on a schedule.
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Lighten up on the hate usedto. Somebody might start thinking you're just an angry old man with a keyboard and too much time on your hands. Build something that USES wing nuts instead.
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I'm in the same boat as MrBoB, I work, but on my terms. Been that way since I was 41.
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I plan to continue to work to pay taxes so that NYS democrats can continue to spend MY TAX DOLLARS! Someday maybe they will show up to confiscate everyone's savings to pay the state and national debts. Wont that be special?
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usedto, I didn't disagree with your first post on this thread. There is nothing to disagree with as that is your situation. But I'm sensing a bit of hostility in your question.
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Drugs, to be succinct, I spent my working life learning to build and fix 'things'. Somebody in my field always needs something fixed and I like keeping busy. The beauty is now that I don't have a bottom line to worry about I can say nope, my sweetie and I are going fishin.
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You should ask Betty White this Question, she is 93 years old and still working, is it the Money or is she just Bored out of her mind? I really wonder what she does for fun?
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Dirtracefan, that's a poor example. Only in the fact that you never hear how much ol' Betty is being paid for what she has done for years. I'll bet it's more than $12/hr. AND I'll bet that things are done when she is up to it. Most retirees that work are still at the behest of the employer, schedule wise. There are people like MrBoB and me who make the scheduling decision. I just got a call asking if I could do a job tomorrow, I worked last Sat. morning for another concern that was requested at least a month ago. A couple of months ago, a company needed my help and they re-arranged their schedule to accommodate my free time. Yup, I work -- on my terms
Betty works for fun, probably at a pay scale that you could live all year on what she makes in a few days
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The sad thing here in Bathsaltsville is that you have to define terms before asking a poll question: Retirement is a period where you are spending money that you earned while you had a paying job. It is not receiving government non-retirement benefits under any circumstances. And yes, a disability retirement is a retirement but sadly the current administration has transferred thousands of people from unemployment insurance to SSDI for the sole purpose of cooking the books regarding the number of people out of work. Having said that I would add that a drug dealer currently serving a prison sentence is not retired either.
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I'm also retired, worked 2 jobs all my life, and agree with scare, drugs and bob...I don't want a work schedule, it will now be on my terms. We've all earned it!
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my definition of retirement is not working, so no. if the question was do you expect to work at 60,70 or later, that would be a valid question.
unless fishing is work, no I do not.
work is a hard thing to really define. To some people fishing is work. IF you are doing something you like to do - - you never work
I receive compensation for my abilities and knowledge, it that work ??? It all depends on how you look at it. It's hard to turn down easy money.
If work floats your boat, go for it. Having to work and wanting to work are not the same thing. We were a one income family for many years when the kids were growing up. If you learn to operate on a shoestring many valuable lessons about personal finances are learned and they stick with you. The best things in life money can't buy. Happy is the man who can call the day his own.
well said Hill
Drugs, someone is paying you for your knowledge? Way to go man! Bet that someone is not making a whole lot of money. I have to hand it to you though. As a wise man once said "You can fool some of the people some of the time". If someone is paying you for your knowledge, then you have definitly fooled at least one person! Right on!
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usedto, give it a rest. Do you ever let up??
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Stop putting your keyboard in your mouth
Usedto, are you jealous that YOU don't fool anybody?
Ahhh retirement..when every day is Saturday. Every BBQ is a feast, every day is grandparents day and every pension, retirement and dividend check is a fortune. Retirement is what you make it and as Laker pointed out, we've earned the perks that go with it. The odd thing is, after working my butt off what seems like forever the hardest thing to learn is how to relax without feeling guilty about it. I'm sure some of you know what I mean.
not jealous, just would like to meet the sucker that pays drugs for his knowledge!
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