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Old 03-14-2009, 08:56 AM   #1
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You've retired, thinking about going back to work?

Title says it all.
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:01 AM   #2
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Perish the thought. No.
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I voted No, but if things get worse and stay that way for several years, I'll think about it.

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Hey, I am already doing it, w*rk that is. So don't knock it.

Despite my portfolio losing about 8-10 years worth of living expenses, the loss is only 1/3 of the total. It has to be a lot worse for me to send out my resume. But as described in a recent post, when people I know and have worked with in the past needed me for my experience, w*rk ain't so bad. It lifted me out of a funk that I found myself in (due to nostalgia and not financial situation by the way).

I even got to go to places abroad that I have not been, and most likely would not spend my own dime doing so, as these are not on my travel list. I am going on another trip soon.

That said, my blood pressure has been going up to 145/95 compared to 130/85 when I was sitting at home bs'ing with ya all. But these are just short-term assignments after all. I can't see myself in shackles working full-time for the man any more.

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Old 03-14-2009, 12:48 PM   #5
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On another thread, I think it was Khan who said "I'd sell a kidney first", to paraphrase. From my point of view, she understated the case. I suspect that I disliked my fairly well-paying job more than most
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On another thread, I think it was Khan who said "I'd sell a kidney first", to paraphrase. From my point of view, she understated the case. I suspect that I disliked my fairly well-paying job more than most
That was me (though I did steal the phrase from someone else).

And it's true.
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That was me (though I did steal the phrase from someone else).

And it's true.
I guess that's the question here: Which would you prefer if forced into the choice -- dialysis or Dilbert?
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I guess that's the question here: Which would you prefer if forced into the choice -- dialysis or Dilbert?
That looks like prime sig line material to me...
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Isn't this tempting fate? I'm afraid that if I answer "no", I'll get wiped out financially!

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As Khan says, I'd rather donate a kidney.

Heck, I'll even throw in a couple other organs I have no use for...
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Well now - da ole Norwegian widow says - picking a few good dividend stocks like the fat cat's on Wall Street and down 'only -32%' not counting the dividends.

Is that working or retirement?

Now if you need a part time guillotine operator for the management of some my less than stellar picks.

Hmmmm - only in jest of course. (couldn't be my fault).

heh heh heh - nope ain't gonna work no more. Fingers crossed.
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I guess if I had too. All about survival I suppose. However, there isn't much work for old machinist/tool and die maker. Hopefully I can get by on my handsome face.
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I have a 'few' extra fat cells to sell to those needing them for lip or 'hip' enhancement.

But, seriously, I'd be doing all the cutting back stuff we've all talked about LONG before considering a j*b! Having said that, if an interesting challenge came along that also happened to pay something, I might consider it. But it wouldn't be for the money.

Obviously, if conditions actually warranted it (e.g., starvation!) I would find some kind of paying j*b. But as Is99 said "perish the thought".
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I guess if I had too. All about survival I suppose. However, there isn't much work for old machinist/tool and die maker. Hopefully I can get by on my handsome face.
How about a COBOL mainframe programmer of 58? And I'm not even cute.
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How about a COBOL mainframe programmer of 58? And I'm not even cute.
If we could manufacture another Y2K problem, sure...

My first j*b out of college was as a COBOL/IMS/DB2 mainframe programmer. We developed financial systems for our accounting folks to create budgets and input actuals. Our project didn't have a Y2K problem -- it had a Y2.05K problem. We used two digits in the database but assumed 50-99 was in the 1900s and 00-49 was in the 2000s.

I doubt this system would still be in use in about 2048 when they might start to panic about this, but if it is, I could do some consulting work -- except that I'd turn 83 that year, and if I still need w*rk at 83 I might as well put a bullet in my head now.
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This poll too should differentiate between those with and without cola'd pensions. My guess is a cola pension and SS makes a big difference in you answer. It did mine.
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Well Im not really cute either. I just say that because its the internet and I can pretend
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Well Im not really cute either. I just say that because its the internet and I can pretend
On the Internet, I'm 6' 2" and have a full head of hair and washboard abs.
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Cuteness is in the eyes of the beholder.

As I age, I find women of my age group more attractive. Not that I am seeking of course, being a happily married man, and never cheated on my wife.

But I have eyes and I can behold.
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