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Old 09-29-2005, 08:09 AM   #41
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When I announced I was quitting for good..........shock and awe.

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Yeah....I know what you mean. I told my boss last December of my plans to retire in 2 years. I wanted to give him plenty of time to bring someone in for me to train and to plan for the purchase of my stock. Just yesterday we were having a pow wow session and he asked if I still planned to retire next year(with a little smile on his face). He is 64 and plans to retire at 70. So many just can't comprehend why some of us would want to retire early. I got a reminder why yesterday. An old school buddy of mine died yesterday at the age of 51.
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Old 09-29-2005, 09:38 AM   #42
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Yeah....I know what you mean. I told my boss last December of my plans to retire in 2 years. I wanted to give him plenty of time to bring someone in for me to train and to plan for the purchase of my stock. Just yesterday we were having a pow wow session and he asked if I still planned to retire next year(with a little smile on his face). He is 64 and plans to retire at 70. So many just can't comprehend why some of us would want to retire early. I got a reminder why yesterday. An old school buddy of mine died yesterday at the age of 51.
Yep, and as I age those "reminders" (of why I ERed) are increasing
rapidly.

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Old 09-29-2005, 09:55 AM   #43
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Yep, and as I age those "reminders" (of why I ERed) are increasing
rapidly.

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And another thing.........

Guy I used to work with back in the 60s (I'm gussing he is maybe.......68 now)
just had major surgery where they took out most of his intestines and
had to "redo" the job several times before they finally "got it right".
I asked a mutual friend where I could call him just to say "hi" and see
how he is doing. Guy says, "Oh, he is back at work."
He runs the DP Dept for a manufacturing company.
I just don't get it unless he has crappy insurance and has to pay some
medical bills himself. Even then?



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Old 09-29-2005, 11:43 AM   #44
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I have had the same experience.* Can not recall meeting an actual
honest-to-God ER face to face, ever!* Oops, just thought of one.* He is about my age and did it on a shoestring like I did, and has been retired about as long.* Easier for him.* Very very low level spending, yet he stills winters
in Arizona and lives near me in the summer.* *Anyway, I know a lot of people.
When I announced I was quitting for good..........shock and awe.

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JG: Well, it could be that the early ritirees in Illinois have all fled the winters and escaped to warmer climes.

More likely, (based on my own experience), you have probably not been shooting in "target rich environments". (See Dorys post).

We have a 22 man traveling golf team (sponsored by the NCGA) that plays a home and home series with 8 other clubs once a week that lasts about 4 mos. or so.

All the players are retired, and ages range from about 40 on the low side, and I am by a wide margin, the oldest on our team. Average probably about 48 or so.

Whether you were a butcher, baker, candle-stick maker, or MD, any reference to your previous career is treated by a blank stare, and a quick change of subject, as in "are any of you guys going to play in the Pacific Grove Invitational next month?

Honestly, the only time I'm exposed to any large degree, with the "working world" is on this forum. ie: "I used to be this", " I want to be this" I'm tired of this", so forth. Oh, and the biggee, "Do I have enough to retire?"

Entertainment, pure and simple, keeps me interested enough to average one post a day.
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Guy says, "Oh, he is back at work."
He runs the DP Dept for a manufacturing company.
I just don't get it unless he has crappy insurance and has to pay some
medical bills himself. Even then?
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I have a theory which came to me as I was thinking of a reply. :

Scientists someday will probably discover that we ERs have a "defective work gene". Depending on the individual, starting from the age of 30ish, the gene begins to disintegrate to nothing. This may happen instantaneously or take upto 50 years if you can survive.

That is why some people begin to struggle at work. Their gene is at different stages of disintegration but they need to continue to work to build an adequate nest egg and support their family.

A good example of a person with the defective gene at it's most early and extreme stage was Maynard G Krebs. As a teenager, just the mention of work, sent good ol Maynard flying. He later changed his name and wound up on a deserted island, goofing off and surrounded by 2 lovely women.

Well, it's a theory.

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I have a theory which came to me as I was thinking of a reply.* :

Scientists someday will probably discover that we ERs have a "defective work gene". Depending on the individual, starting from the age of 30ish, the gene begins to disintegrate to nothing. This may happen instantaneously or take upto 50 years if you can survive.

That is why some people begin to struggle at work. Their gene is at different stages of disintegration but they need to continue to work to build an adequate nest egg and support their family.

Well, it's a theory.

MJ
The "defective work gene theory"? Could be.

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JG:* Well, it could be that the early ritirees in Illinois have all fled the winters and escaped to warmer climes.

More likely, (based on my own experience), you have probably not been shooting in "target rich environments".* (See Dorys post).

We have a 22 man traveling golf team (sponsored by the NCGA) that plays a home and home series with 8 other clubs once a week that lasts about 4 mos. or so.

All the players are retired, and ages range from about 40 on the low side, and I am by a wide margin, the oldest on our team.* Average probably about 48 or so.

Whether you were a butcher, baker, candle-stick maker, or MD, any reference to your previous career is treated by a blank stare, and a quick change of subject, as in "are any of you guys going to play in the Pacific Grove Invitational next month?

Honestly, the only time I'm exposed to any large degree, with the "working world" is on this forum.* ie: "I used to be this", " I want to be this" I'm tired of this", so forth. Oh, and the biggee, "Do I have enough to retire?"

Entertainment, pure and simple, keeps me interested enough to average one post a day.
(Even if the content isn't worth anything, it's easy to disregard.)


Hi Jarhead! It could be the circles I travel/traveled in I suppose.
OTOH, I know lots of rich people and can only think of 2 who are
"semiretired". I do know a couple who tried to "ease out" but went back to
work. I look at these guys pushing 70 with a million bucks (or more) still
working?? I think it's great if that's what you want to do. It's just not
the way I view life. Nope, doctors, dentists, lawyers, entreprenuers...........
the ones I know never gave real ER a thought, or if they did they never told me
about it.

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JG: Well, it could be that the early ritirees in Illinois have all fled the winters and escaped to warmer climes.

When I was in South Padre last December/January, every 60-year old I met was from Illinois or Michigan. Well, most of them were. They were doing 2-3 months, then returning; so they said...
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I do think in a more general way, most of the leavers have been passive aggressive twits (esp. those who leave behind bible references). IMO, if someone wants to leave, he should go ahead. Someone will take his place. But he should have the class to shut up about his oh-so-precious reasons for doing so. Itís just an unbecoming girly way of getting even.

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Hum. I did not find the last person who left with a bible refence to be a passive aggressive twit. My thought was that he wanted to spend more time dealing with the present, rather than a retirement that is far in the future.

I am often curious when a regular poster disappears so I am interested in the goodbye posts, whatever the motive of the poster. Even if they stepped on their own tack.

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Someday?

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Scary. The article says depressed people often find work not satisfying and this discovery may help in research on mood disorders. A new pill will turn on their work gene and they all will be happy.

Watch out for them roofies.
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Alright guys, I'm out of here too!!!* 5:00pm and time for a cold beer. See y'all tomorrow!*
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Scary. The article says depressed people often find work not satisfying and this discovery may help in research on mood disorders. A new pill will turn on their work gene and they all will be happy.

Watch out for them roofies.
Heck, I'll take the red pill. I wish I was less lazy! As long as I'm happy, right?
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Hum.* I did not find the last person who left with a bible refence to be a passive aggressive twit.* My thought was that he wanted to spend more time dealing with the present, rather than a retirement that is far in the future *
Hey, call me anything but don't call me the guy who was dopey enough to argue with Martha.

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Nords: Hoping to be able to run the "full-marathon", but like a good "boy scout" have to be "prepared" for contingencies.

I met a retired Naval Officer that lives in Hawaii, and in about 6 years or so his daughter will be off to college. At that time he and his wife will probably be anxious to do some traveling.
It is obviously premature to bring this up at this point, but my fall-back plan is this:

My wife is an excellent cook, and housekeeper.
While the Officer and his wife are traveling, we will do all necessary maintenance of the property, and will even take care of any deferred maintenance.

When they are not traveling, I will be available for unlimited golf and fly-fishing instruction.

There of course, will have to be an understanding that 5 years would be the longest that we would be able to stay. Aloha.
Man, I had to put down my frosty beverage and re-read this two or three times before I got it.

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My daughter, presently residing in Spain, has indicated she is returning to Oahu early next year. So NORDS, I will have a place to stay unlimited, and cheap (free maybe). I guess surfing lessons are necessary, after all. Can I learn, at 62, without drowning, that is? Probably not, but I can snorkel. Maybe I can even get over there before Jarhead! Love that paradise, even if you have to watch the Cowboys at 7 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
My spouse was stationed in Rota '83-84 and we did the entire Iberian peninsula in between my patrols. What a great life. My spouse says that maybe your daughter would be willing to allow us to include a crate of our stuff in her household goods shipment. It'll be coming from the Lladro factory!

Let us know if she needs anything.

Can you learn to surf at 62?!? Heck, lots of the Waikiki beach "boys" are in their 70s! Admittedly they started a bit earlier than we did, but I see plenty of people in their 60-70s learning at White Plains Beach. If you can swim, then you can learn to surf. The hard part is learning when to stop. Let us know when you'll be here and we'll consult the surf forecast...
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