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Old 03-15-2009, 05:04 PM   #41
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Will there be work to go back to?
Guess that depends on your skill set. Medical field as long as you keep your license up there is work. Probably not for a blue collar skill set such as I have.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:32 PM   #42
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I thought about retiring by now, but didn't and stayed working. Does that count?
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:33 PM   #43
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I thought about retiring by now, but didn't and stayed working. Does that count?
Well you are 10% retired after all.
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:33 PM   #44
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How about a COBOL mainframe programmer of 58? And I'm not even cute.
Companies like Fujitsu do quite well in selling banks on multi-year migrations^H^H^H^Hmodernizations from big iron mainframes to low cost hw. Your skills would be valuable to such a company. NetCOBOL Main Page
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:44 PM   #45
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Hey Al, you know me - always serious, never joking. No, wait. Never serious... Always... I forget.
REWahoo, I also had a post or two or three about going back to work yet here I am still ER'ed. I claim the same defense you do
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That's me in "real" life. I just post like a woman because it's fun.....
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On the Internet, I look just like German actress/model Eva Habermann. (see avatar). Stunning.
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The poll had no choice for sending DW back to work!
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:22 AM   #50
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Part time work=slightly pregnant? Now my wife works a few hours now & then coordinating student teachers. She loves the contact with new, young teachers and the college faculty. She would probably do this for free. But it messes up our freedom to not have a schedule.
For me, the real focus of this board and my investment efforts is to achieve financial independence which I did about 3 year before retiring@58. But once I didn't have to work and my old boss left I didn't see any reason in staying. So if you are FI and want to work, that is terrific. If you are FI and don't want to work there is nothing better about part time work than full time work.
I have no gripes with those who don't want to work-for-pay or those who want to work till they drop, I just feel that for some reason the forum is woefully under-represented by those who happily choose the semi-ER path, so you end up with this very skewed bias (just look at the poll results). I guess it comes with the territory.

For the record we're transitioning into the semi-ER routine. DW maintains a half time long distance job with her old company and I've gone from hi-tech to working in the resort-retail area. A few bumps-miscues and shoulda-coulda-woulda's but we're still basically on course. I like hearing other semi-ER stories, but it seems like relatively few show up here.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:37 AM   #51
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DW will apply into an opening at the school where the boys are. A bit of a long shot (many applicants expected) but comes with FULL BENNIES. Perfect for a parent with kids in the school ... mad $$ for her and relieves the pressure of healthcare costs. We'll see where this goes.
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The poll had no choice for sending DW back to work!
We were just talking about that yesterday. DW will graduate in May with her BA degree and will be looking for a job. Hopefully she will find something that requires only 25 hours/week and pays six figures to start.

And maybe we'll win the lottery....
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REWahoo, I also had a post or two or three about going back to work yet here I am still ER'ed.
Me too. I applied for one job, then got word the position was "cancelled". I cut back all expenses to the bone. We'll see how it goes. But I'm still ER'ed too. I just wish I had a little less anxiety about it, but I guess if I had more anxiety, I would be more ambitious about getting a job!
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