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Old 01-29-2011, 04:00 PM   #61
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However, there are some people (fortunately a minority all else being equal) who cannot be motivated by even the greatest managers. Some employees are just in a job that doesn't suit them (but they won't leave on their own), are just dissatisfied with their lives in general (not hard to see, just watch how they behave away from work) or any number of other reasons.
I was a manager for many years and this was my experience. I was in the worst kind of management position - low level in a mega corp. The BS came in fast and furious from above and below. That's when I bolted for a position where I had no staff. I felt bad for my great employees who looked to me as and advocate and mentor, but knew I had to get out of management pronto.

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Old 01-29-2011, 04:43 PM   #62
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I was not in the typical situation like most of you were: one day you are putting in 8 hrs/day, the next day you wonder what to do all day how to celebrate the new freedom.

As my work at the last start-up wound down 7 years ago, I had a year to close down the local office that I was in charge of, because the lease still had a year left. So, I guess that was one year of decompression.

Since then, I have been alternating between putzing around, maintaining my homes, doing work on my RV, and doing some work for money. It is not all or nothing like most of the people.

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Old 01-29-2011, 05:09 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey View Post
, I'm sort of faced with a feast or famine scenario. If I work, I have substantially more income than I really need. If I don't work, my wife and I can certainly get by, but the budget is tighter than I would prefer. Perhaps I'm posting just to get a load off my chest . . . but, advice from others who have experienced similar transitions would be welcome.

I retired and was drawn back to a part time position ( One or two days a week ) . It was okay but after a year I knew I was done and needed to cut the cord . I fully retired but started selling on ebay . To me it was a hobby not work but I do make money at it . I really do not need the extra money and usually give it away but it keeps me motivated and as long as I enjoy it I'm going to continue .
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I had an extremely stressful business I ran, so it took me really around 1-1/2 years to de-stress.

Please consider adopting a rescue animal. So very many need a furr-ever home and someone to love them! And if we all spay/neuter our pets there won't be an overpopulation to put to death.
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