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Old 03-01-2019, 10:11 AM   #1
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Poll choices for yet another retirement poll?

I'm thinking of another poll that asks "What is the PRIMARY reason you retired?"

Has this been done in recent times? If not here are some possible poll choices:

...Retired because I just wanted to have more fun in life
...Retired because I hit the maximum age for my company
...Retired because I could collect a pension (or Social Security or Medicare)
...Retired because I was layed off or pushed out
...Retired because of health
...Other

Example: You were layed off. Then you discovered that you really did not need to go back to work as you were financially secure and wanted to have more fun. You select the "layed off" choice because this was the primary reason you retired.

Any suggestions for another poll choice to add to the above?

P.S. I could have another poll on "are you sick and tired of polls?". But that would be no fun.

EDIT: Aerides (below) pointed me to a very recent similar poll. So I'm not going to do this one after all.
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:16 AM   #2
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How about "awful commute"?
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Very recent (and yes, commute was one of the choices), from a month ago:

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The primary reason for me was lack of job satisfaction. (A combination of "just wanted to have more fun" and "pushed out", I guess.)
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Very recent (and yes, commute was one of the choices), from a month ago:

Reason you retired ? Poll
Whoa, thanks. I totally missed that poll and it had a lot of good responses too. So I'm not going to do another one like I proposed in the OP.
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Retired because my management team was full of morons and idiots.

Perhaps that should be reworded?
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The primary reason for me was lack of job satisfaction. (A combination of "just wanted to have more fun" and "pushed out", I guess.)
Other than my paycheck I've never really had "job satisfaction". Been doing the same job for 31+ years and it's still just a job; it's what I do. I've developed a hatred for it over the past few years.
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I looked at the last poll and I answered accurately for the time I retired, "worklife/manager"....

But looking back on it, almost 5 years in... 'to have more fun' is the hindsight answer. Being retired is awesome!
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Retired because my management team was full of morons and idiots.

Perhaps that should be reworded?
Yes, you left some out. How about "Idiots, fools, morons and imbeciles".

Does that about cover it?

Full disclosure: I got that phrase from a comic strip, I think it was "Calvin".
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It seems many past managements are not held in high esteem here.

Perhaps a poll is needed on now idiotic your previous manager was.
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Make one of the options, "too many unfinished projects at home".
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Yes, you left some out. How about "Idiots, fools, morons and imbeciles".

Does that about cover it?

Full disclosure: I got that phrase from a comic strip, I think it was "Calvin".
For a moment I thought maybe we w*rked together.
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