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Old 03-22-2013, 05:39 PM   #41
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I'd jump at a chance like that again, and I wouldn't care what anyone said or called it.

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Old 03-22-2013, 05:43 PM   #42
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Let me see if I can clear up the confusion: "retired and still working" is a lot like being a "meat-eating vegetarian".

Hope that helped.
Late to the thread. "retired and still working" s that like a little bit pregnant?
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:51 PM   #43
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I think it depends on one's point of view. For me, going to work every day, receiving benefits, having a boss, etc. - viz a viz a job - is not retirement. I last had a job in 2000, and when I quit that job was when I retired. I have had a business (online) for about 6 years, and I love it; I will do it as long as I do like it. Making money is fun!
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:13 PM   #44
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Got a call from a head hunter about a VERY lucrative job opportunity, and after some agonizing, decide not to pursue it. Still not without feeling a little regret.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:33 PM   #45
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To answer the OP's question, it is a big 'yes' for me. But as a volunteer mostly.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:37 PM   #46
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:15 PM   #47
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:18 PM   #48
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Does it matter at all how one or more journalists defines retirement?
No, ma'am. **I** define it as Not Working Anymore. My definition is want is most important to ME. If others want/need (financially or otherwise) to w*rk, that is their situation. Not mine. I am old school, I suppose. Retired=retired.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:20 PM   #49
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I don't do any w*rk now, why would I want to start in retirement?


hahahahaha... I, too, was RIP (retired in place) the last few years.
Just couldn't hack it any more. Yikes.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:01 PM   #50
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Nope, not planning to work post-retirement.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:39 AM   #51
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Nope, not planning to work post-retirement.
Me neither. If I had any plans to work...I would keep on working and not retire from this one...
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:25 AM   #52
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54% say they will continue to work but an additional 27% are not sure. My suspicion is many (not necessarily all) of the 27% don't have a clue/plan about what they will need to retire if they are not sure. That has the potential to boost the number working past retirement age to as high as 81%. This would have included me if I hadn't listened to my Dad when I was younger. Thanks Dad.

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:27 AM   #53
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I ended up working an extra 6 months past when I could have first taken retirement. As a full time employee with benefits, I earned at least the equivalent of 4 years working as a 1/2 time employee with no benefits. Now, my time is mine to use as I wish.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:53 AM   #54
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If you make a commitment to do something at a certain time of the day and people are depending on your execution, are you working? You are not employed, but you are committed. Is that retirement? Who knows. But I will be doing something on that order, if/when I actually quit the megacorp.

I will be doing some sort of pro bono engineering work with expenses covered. For example strongly considering Peace Corps, Engineers Without Borders or equivalent organization. Either that or continue to tutor/teach math/physics to inner city kids, or both. I tutor high school kids now and it is a real blast. They are so funny when they find out that the old man from the affluent suburb is on their side. I have about 20 young people who are in or graduated from engineering schools so far. I get an escort from my car to the teaching site and back and I have the sense that folks are watching my car so that it there when I get back. Not unlike working with the Mountanyards back years ago.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:25 PM   #55
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My new definition of being retired is...

Before...
Working 40 hrs
Commute and lunches 20+ hrs
Doing laundry

Now...
Working 20 hrs
No commute
No laundry (service is too cheap)
Keeping DW happy by having a small "living wage" coming in...On a beach in the Caribbean
I net back 40+hrs / week to me...

Wallah! Retired!
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Wallah! Retired!
One more meat-eating vegetarian working retiree.
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Wallah!
Did you mean the Arabic wallah - "By Allah" or Voila French for "there it is!" or similar.

Just curious
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Did you mean the Arabic wallah - "By Allah" or Voila French foe "there it is!" or similar.

Just curious
The Southern, French "Voila"

Like "fixina"..."I'm fixina go to the sto"
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:22 PM   #60
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Yes - so far options are:

Helper at cattle ranch
Assistant brewer at microbrewery
Help people find their seats, etc at white sox spring training
Volunteer at local historical society

But I'm waiting to see if something more fun is out there
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