Originally Posted by trapperjohn
I was a software developer for most of my full time career. Now, I teach 1 class a semester to computer science students in a local university.
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I also was a software developer for most of my full time career. After retiring in 2009 at 51, I started teaching part time at a local college (computer science). At first it was one class, then two, ...then after a few years full time
. So, watch out!
Part of the reason I do it is the health care benefits from being full time. I won't lie, having the extra money is nice although I've been deferring most of it to a tax deferred plan (457B) and really don't need the pay. But in reality I like teaching (except for the grading), and even with full time the "at the job" hours are pretty good (especially since students these days have migrated towards on-line classes), and I get summers off. It keeps my mind busy, and I love learning new things (because of this I've always said yes when asked if I can teach something different).
I have a child that still has a number of years before finishing high school. Once that happens, I will likely hang it up and officially re-enter retirement.