Welcome, HF63, interesting story. Hola, where did you get that nickname?
The American system I was born into required that parents get their children through high school, or to maturity. Paying college expenses was nice but optional. My dad also worked for a large publicly-traded corporation (in Illinois!) and found it necessary to quit his job when I was a freshman in college. I would rather pay my own way as I did than for dad to stay in an untenable situation.
Here’s a question: Could you retire and move back home now if you forget about paying for college? Could your son get full scholarships? What is it you do enjoy about your job, seems to me 90% of what you say about it is negative.
...I really enjoy my job and really hate the insatiable appetite...Been an employee of a large publicly traded company is a real pain where the sun never shines....
I was raised in a small town by big-city parents. I always felt like a big-city person trying to get out of small town life; and I left as soon as I could. You might be very very happy going back to Mexico (or not) and regret it if you don’t. Take a look at the first section of “Outliers” about the Italians who re-created their village in the U.S.
Amazon.com: Outliers: The Story of Success: Malcolm Gladwell: Books
P.S. I spent a retirement day yesterday visiting a science museum; it was free day and there were busloads of school kids there. I really enjoyed seeing those kids having so much fun. Had a nice dinner out with SO and hey, my PF was up a little yesterday.
This guy was nearby and I got a good look at what is in bloom and oh, the ducks.