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Old 11-08-2010, 07:53 PM   #21
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I took an early retirement that saved someone's life....MINE!
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:57 PM   #22
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I consider it in poor taste for a FIRE-qualified individual to retire and look for a job.
But then, maybe that's just me.
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REW, you're something else...
Hey, at least Midpack had the courtesy to warn consult with us before he hit the streets. Although come to think of it, this is probably the last place anyone would consider worth the effort of networking a career change, let alone productive results...

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I agree with this and Nords comments. I retired, and never intended to work again. But I ended up doing a little purchasing for an old boss as a favor. I didn't expect or even want anything to come of it, but it's turning into a fairly lucrative extremely part time business. I don't really consider it work, more an annoyance that shows a profit. I don't know how long it will last, but if it dies off, no problem.
My point is, opportunities come along if you are interested. If you are looking for a significant income type job, I'd try to set something up while I was still employed. But if you are just looking for something to do, relax and let it come to you.
I should clarify that spouse enjoys helping the beneficiaries far more than she cares to continually recalibrate the HQ REMFs and other administrative weenies. I'm not sure if this balance can be maintained. The "problem" is that if she continued to volunteer for free then several other paid employees would probably lose their jobs too, and she doesn't enjoy that sort of pressure either.

She got sucked into this whole gig nearly three years ago as a favor to a shipmate. At some point one should be able to consider a favor repaid and get back to one's own time-spending preferences.

Speaking from nearly 2.5 decades of marriage experience, I predict another year of drama & angst followed by an explosion and a self-imposed "firing". A happier (but less likely) alternative is that technology will leapfrog the need for this service and the non-profit will just shut down. Choose your dates and place your bets...
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... my goal is to start an entirely new career in a completely different field...
A new career! Did you misspeak? Are you serious?

I don't know if I have posted this story here before, but my sister-in-law had a dentist who made a similar drastic change. He sent letters to all his patients, telling them that he no longer wished to practice dentistry, and wanted to become a ...

... carpenter!

This was some years ago, and I thought he was in his 40s then. I have been curious to learn if he found happiness in his new line of work.
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I don't know if I have posted this story here before, but my sister-in-law had a dentist who made a similar drastic change. He sent letters to all his patients, telling them that he no longer wished to practice dentistry, and wanted to become a ...
... carpenter!
It's unusual.
Our dentist sold his successful business with all clients to a dental school graduate, moved to his hometown and ERed when he was in mid-40's.
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It's unusual.
Our dentist sold his successful business with all clients to a dental school graduate, moved to his hometown and ERed when he was in mid-40's.
I used to make fun of our pediatric dentist's Christmas cards, which usually showed a group portrait of him smiling amid 18 or so gorgeous knockout supermodel-quality hygienists and administrative staff. The photo captions should have been "Why is this man smiling?"

Today the joke's on us. He's turned over the business to his twin daughters, who are both brand-new pediatric dentists and even more gorgeous than his staff. Of course now he has to find something else to do all day, but at least he knows his business is in good hands. Why was he smiling indeed...
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It's unusual.
Our dentist sold his successful business with all clients to a dental school graduate, moved to his hometown and ERed when he was in mid-40's.
Yes, I could not believe it when I heard it. One thing I did not ask, and my sister-in-law might not know either, was whether her dentist wanted to become a construction carpenter, i.e. doing framing carpentry, or a fine cabinet maker. I hoped it was the latter.

I also did not think of asking about his practice. I assumed that he sold it and not just closed it down. Anyway, I would understand if he would simply retire, instead of following the "true calling" that he discovered that late in life.

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I used to make fun of our pediatric dentist's Christmas cards, which usually showed a group portrait of him smiling amid 18 or so gorgeous knockout supermodel-quality hygienists and administrative staff.
Ah, so how did you get this pediatric dentist to make an exception to take you as a patient?
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Ah, so how did you get this pediatric dentist to make an exception to take you as a patient?
By "our" pediatric dentist I mean "my daughter's pediatric dentist".

He was mine only to the extent that we paid the bills...

Here, before REWahoo points out that I've rendered this thread worthless, his daughters are to his left & right:
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By "our" pediatric dentist I mean "my daughter's pediatric dentist".
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