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Old 06-27-2009, 05:37 PM   #21
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My grandfather and my biological father both worked until 82 and both were forced out of working (one with Cancer and the other the Recession in the '80's did him in). I agree that FIRE means doing whatever makes you happy, and, if that's continuing to work, so be it.
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:27 PM   #22
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I have finally found something that I love doing....but at 89 the only thing I will be doing is hanging out on my hammock sipping some crystal light and watching the cabana boy clean the pool
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:48 PM   #23
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The past year has pretty much tanked retirement for me. Forget ER.

Fortunately, I do enjoy my work--when it is on a reasonably professional level.

It is OK to like what you do. Consider all the people who don't and have to work anyway. Many here have been in, or are in, that situation.

Consider the alternative. When Mozart, Elvis and Michael Jackson (or will be) were my age, they were dead.
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This is very similar to the small talk I get from my gym friends . It is just the right amount of interaction that I need . That was the thing that I missed about going to work the little chats so this fills the need .
One of the things I desperately wanted to get away from was 'small talk'. I am not good at it.
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Another silly question from someone that clearly hasnīt got into the forumīs lingo: this thing of spelling j*b, w*rk, etc.... is it some kind of joke, mandatory rule or what?
Not silly.
With the usual vulgar 4 letter words, we use asterisks or @ signs.
W*rk is a vulgar 4 letter word.
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A salesman for my old company is 84 and still at it. He has plenty of money but just one problem. His wife has mental problems and he just can't deal with it on a full time basis. He pays for someone to sit with her during the day. So he works which gives him a chance to be around other people.
I heard a similar story about a guy who did electrical w*rk where I used to be. He is a super nice person. His best buddy, still w*rking, told me this...The guy finally got to retire, and his spouse is even more on the thin edge of sanity, literally, than she ever was. She is now refusing to take her bipolar Rx because he is there to take care of her now.
I have no idea what he is doing, but his choices seem pretty clear at this point.
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his choices seem pretty clear at this point.

Look limited to me, w*rk, OD or 45.

Kidding, kidding...
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To each his or her own. I hope that people in their 80's who are still w*rking are doing it because they enjoy it. I am looking forward to marching to my own drummer long before I am an octogenarian.
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