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Old 02-03-2012, 12:43 PM   #21
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Sounds like the OP is an introvert and prime for this board, one of those INTsomething folks. I was 'lucky', I liked my job and would have stayed on if my old boss was still there. In 35 years of work I had 2 two year periods where I 'worked for a jerk', not bad by most standards. And it only got better when I became financially independent, jerked proof my work life.
For me FI is more important than RE, once you are FI work or not as you see fit.

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Old 02-04-2012, 06:29 AM   #22
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Funny, but I discussed this topic with the 50-year-old FIOs installer just two weeks ago. He was trying to advise his college-aged daughter on a career choice, and after he described her being back and forth trying to decide between pursuing her love of teaching and some other more lucrative career into which he was trying to steer her, we both blurted out, "Yeah, at the end, it's about maximizing the dollar while minimizing the amount of pain."

Got retiree health care through your company? What if the company goes bankrupt? Retire and go RVing full time? RVs are not structurally sound. You'll die in a fiery crash. Retire and live overseas? What if you die? Aren't you worried about your body? No, I don't think I will be able to seeing how I am dead.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:33 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by BunsGettingFirm View Post
"Yeah, at the end, it's about maximizing the dollar while minimizing the amount of pain."
Bingo. And all while trying to maintain some semblance of sanity and dignity.

If only the little darlings knew what they were in for. On second thought, maybe it's better they don't.

And if I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know.
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