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Old 11-12-2010, 06:55 PM   #21
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...But, there is only one very, very small group of people who I envy. Those who LOVE their job. Not the many who claim to love their job, just to rationalize their life of entrapment, but those who really, truly love their job -- you can see it in their work -- and wouldn't trade it for anything, pay or no pay...
I do not personally know anyone who really loves his job, although I am sure they exist. I feel lucky enough that I simply "like" my work. But would I volunteer to do it for free without pay? No way! I am not crazy. In fact, a big part of the reason I like my work is because people are willing to pay me good money to do it. It's gratifying that people need and value your work, and are willing to put their money where their mouth is. No?
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:53 PM   #22
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I do not personally know anyone who really loves his job, although I am sure they exist. I feel lucky enough that I simply "like" my work. But would I volunteer to do it for free without pay? No way! I am not crazy. In fact, a big part of the reason I like my work is because people are willing to pay me good money to do it. It's gratifying that people need and value your work, and are willing to put their money where their mouth is. No?
Damn straight. Who the hell wants to work for free? That's stupid. If I don't get paid for it, I sure as hell don't want to do it. Having everyday be a weekend on the other hand...
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To me, I can't imagine needing to do "something important" in retirement. I want to sleep in, watch a lot of tv, get a lot more exercise, cook and eat well, visit with friends and family, and watch a lot of sports while enjoying drinks with friends!
That's odd, that's pretty much what I regard as "something important" in retirement. Maybe it's all in the perspective...

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But, there is only one very, very small group of people who I envy. Those who LOVE their job.
I loved my job too! Who wouldn't want to get paid by the federal government to operate weapons systems?

What I didn't "love" was commuting, 24/7 duty, most bosses, some co-workers, a few of the troops, mandatory training, uniforms, department meetings, performance reports, performance reviews, Total Quality Leadership initiatives... the list never ends. Shooting ten TOMAHAWKs a week, even at those bosses, couldn't make up for all those dissatisfiers.

If you want a job then you should go looking for it. You can afford it and you certainly have the time. But beware that you are usually treated much better as a volunteer than you will be treated as a "valued headcount". (Not that volunteers exactly get the red carpet either, but it's a step up from "wage slave".) The employer-employee relationship is overburdened with assumptions that volunteers would never put up with.

I think it also wouldn't hurt to take another pass through Ernie Zelinski's "How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free"...
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