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Old 12-22-2010, 10:40 PM   #21
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What ever happened to that thread you were going to start for people who love their j*bs?
I think it got cancelled for expected lack of participation?
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:52 PM   #22
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snip...... So there's gotta be something more wonderful about retirement than not going in when sick and not commuting. I might as well keep working if that's all that you promise me.
'K, how 'bout eating lunch @ 10 AM, just 'cuz you felt like it?

Deciding to eat lunch at 10 AM does seem a bit excessive to me... so on mornings when I feel like an early lunch, I'll hold out to 10:15, which seems a perfectly reasonable time to me
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:39 AM   #23
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You covered my favorites. Losing my awful commute is #1, followed by not needing to awaken myself via alarm clock and being able to nap whenever I want (and every day around 3:30 PM). Being able to expand my hobbies and do my errands during the middle of the day on weekdays to avoid the more popular evenings and weekends are also big plusses. Other smaller but useful things are usually being around to sign for packages, being able to get together with friends on weeknights other than Fridays, and being around for midday visits by outsiders such as the building's super and the cable guy.
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:02 AM   #24
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I have been sick for the last 6 to 8 weeks. I cannot seem to shake it. It would be awfully nice to collapse until it goes away, but I have this damn job...
One of my still working friends got sick 14 months ago. I'm pretty sure she won't be sick anymore when the New Year arrives. You may be, count your blessings.
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Here's a similar thread from earlier this year. Lots & lots of most wonderful things.
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:16 AM   #26
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'K, how 'bout eating lunch @ 10 AM, just 'cuz you felt like it?

Deciding to eat lunch at 10 AM does seem a bit excessive to me... so on mornings when I feel like an early lunch, I'll hold out to 10:15, which seems a perfectly reasonable time to me
Then why not just have a late breakfast at 10am?
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I have been sick for the last 6 to 8 weeks. I cannot seem to shake it. It would be awfully nice to collapse until it goes away, but I have this damn job...
It's not terminal, I promise.
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I just realized--since I'm not working now--that the most wonderful thing about retirement has to be for me, anyway, the fact that when I'm sick I can actually either stay in bed or just watch tv all day and sleep in the chair. ...
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No work stress, no need to prove myself on whatever job and to any boss. I report to no one now and no one reports to me. I don't feel the need to sneak out of the office to see the doctor when I am sick or to call the boss early in the morning to tell her what kind of sickness I have - used to have a silly boss who insists to know what illness has brought me to my knees. I just love being retired!
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So there's gotta be something more wonderful about retirement than not going in when sick and not commuting. I might as well keep working if that's all that you promise me.
Nope, that's it, that's all there is in retirement.

So, be good and keep working and paying into that SS and Medicare system for us
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So there's gotta be something more wonderful about retirement than not going in when sick and not commuting. I might as well keep working if that's all that you promise me.
I'm sorry, you can't have the secret login to the "real" E-R.org discussion board until you're actually ER'd...
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We send people home if they are sick. No one wants to catch something brought in by a co-worker. We can't afford it. We also have free flu shots given at the office.

So there's gotta be something more wonderful about retirement than not going in when sick and not commuting. I might as well keep working if that's all that you promise me.
Even though it doesnīt seem much it was rather more than what my job offered: Surrounded by ar*****es galore
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I'm sorry, you can't have the secret login to the "real" E-R.org discussion board until you're actually ER'd...
Give him a break, Nords! Canīt you see he is fatally infatuated with work? He just needs to be enlightened.
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Then why not just have a late breakfast at 10am?
That's an idea... here's a reworked plan:

~7 AM - Breakfast
10 AM - Early lunch, now renamed "Late breakfast"
~12 Noon - Lunch, since haven't had a Lunch yet
2 PM - Snack
4 PM - Pick-me-up snack
6 PM - Dinner

Sounds a bit food-centric. But if I could insert a breaktime between each of those times I listed, I would be on the same schedule as the people who were supposed to be maintaining the facilities at a megacorp I worked at!
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The most wonderful thing about retirement is being rid of the *ssholes. Amen.
Well, at least the ones you used to get paid* to tolerate.

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the best things for me is no commute, no dealing with a$$holes, no politics and i can do what i want when i want every day.
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Most wonderful thing about retirement? Well, you all know I often think in terms of music, so here goes. Being free to do what I want - any old day.


OH YES!!! Mick & Keith - this is perfect! Thanks for posting this one. Must listen to the Stones... repeat...
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I just realized--since I'm not working now--that the most wonderful thing about retirement has to be for me, anyway, the fact that when I'm sick I can actually either stay in bed or just watch tv all day and sleep in the chair.
What sane working person wastes sick days on times when you're really sick? Save 'em up for "mental health" days. Unless you're seriously ill, drag yourself in the office with a box of kleenex and tons of meds. You score big points with the boss and aren't expected to do much since you're sick. Added bonus: annoying people steer clear of you because they don't want to catch whatever it is you have.
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Unfortunately for me...I was the boss. You draaaaaaag in sick then.

I just realized the next best thing in the world is having a bedroom large enough to fit a lounge chair and cocktail table next to it filled with reading material and candy....aaaaahhhh....la vida dulce! Sick or not, this is just great!
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