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Old 01-10-2013, 03:36 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by martyp View Post
At the very least the applicant needed to explain the gap in work history and taking a year off to see if they liked retirement or just wanted a year off to relax would not have been a good reason.
I have a year gap in my resume labeled "Wanderer" and it's when I took a year off to...wander. It hasn't hurt me, as far as I can tell (in fact, interviewers are more often curious/jealous than dismissive), but the gap was in my 20s and during the dot bomb era. Is it an age thing? A gap later in life is more indicative of <what?> than a gap during your 20s?

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Old 01-10-2013, 08:01 PM   #22
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I'm also an Engineer, working for BIG Tech company and looking to freed myself either by 2017/2020. If I reach my first goal to amass 3M(Already have 2.25M now) by 2017 then it'll be it...otherwise 2020.
What are you waiting for? You have enough now. I don't have as much as you and I have done it.

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Old 01-11-2013, 07:34 PM   #23
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Since you have enough money, you decide:

"Am I retired or unemployed?" Heck, you could be both in the same day if you want! Think about what makes you happy. If you can't come up with somrthing to pursue go back to work but only on YOUR terms. That's powerful!

"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do" --Bob Dylan.
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