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Old 04-07-2013, 07:54 PM   #21
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I'm thinking about one of these:

Ranch hand on a cattle ranch
Volunteer at the hospital driving the outpatient bus
Volunteer at the local historical society
Lawn care
Part time helper at a microbrewery

But right now I'm too busy with my own projects to get into anything else.

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Old 04-07-2013, 09:13 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by W2R View Post
I don't ever plan to sell my time to some slavedriver who wants to tell me what to do with it work, again. I seriously doubt that I will want to do anything resembling a job now that I am retired.

Originally Posted by W2R View Post
Even volunteering formally sounds repugnant.
Can't agree with you there. Many formal volunteer positions provide tremendous opportunities for friendship, personal growth and fulfillment (there are also some where the volunteers' role seems to be little more than doing the grubby work while the paid staff get to do all the more glamorous stuff; but those are the exception, and are easily avoided).

For clarity, the above should not be read as an insinuation that early retirees are morally obliged to volunteer their time, or that those who choose not to are less than full human beings.

Originally Posted by youbet View Post
[F]olks talk about "working" or "careers" or "owning a business" while retired. Seems like an oxymoron.... I call most of these situations what they are: moving from full time to part time or starting a second career or owning my own business instead of being employed by someone else.

"If at any times we must deal in extremes, then we prefer the quiet, good-natured hypocrite to the implacable, turbulent zealot of any kind. In plain terms, we are not so fond of any set of notions, as to think them more important than the peace of society". John Toland, The Description of Epsom (1711)
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:58 PM   #23
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I applied for a summer position as a Park Ranger at Assateague National Park, but with my 30+ years of work history I didn't have enough experience, so I'll just have to spend the summer sitting on the beach watching.

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