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Old 06-03-2013, 06:28 AM   #1
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Is there any J*b you would stay for?

Today is my first day of my new new "Semi-ER." I'm happy because it is a choice on my own terms. Which got me thinking: is there a j*b that you would stay for?

I expect the sarcastic replies (Nords - goats at a nickel a herd?) but I'd like to hear of others also. I'm going to my alma mater teaching a favorite topic to help people improve. Any others?
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:31 AM   #2
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Within reason, probably not.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:45 AM   #3
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:07 AM   #4
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I have to believe there are jobs most of us would "stay for" - unfortunately they are hard to find/few and far between for various reasons. I certainly know people who truly love their jobs and have/are working past 70. And while I retired almost 2 years ago, if a job that I really wanted came up (there are a couple of narrow fields), I'd be happy to go back to work at an "encore career." - something completely different than my first career.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:26 AM   #5
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:55 AM   #6
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I loved my work and my job - I just did could not stand the new management fools in the last few years - they lost the point of our jobs and the value we employees contributed and figured we would do anything and everything they said. They ended up losing all the experience staff and now have a bunch of young kids to abuse. We all retired and now are loving life
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:11 AM   #7
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The more I stay on this site, the less my journey becomes about retirement and the more it becomes about financial independence, because I see no real reason to leave my job.

I'd stay for any job similar to mine, contract work that I do fully from home, completely on my own time, where I report to no one and taking on work is 100% my decision if I even want to. It's fun work, and I've got the options to work 80 hours a week, which I do at times, or less than an hour a week, which I do at other times. I seem to get all of the benefits of being retired. While earning money, I take on the difficult and boring jobs that come my way. I could easily keep working and just stop taking these ones, only picking up jobs that involve me doing things I like, like watching television.

My boyfriend and I are transcriptionists/ subtitlers by the way. If my job even exists when I'm near retirement age, I see no real reason to leave. If I retire, the only thing that would change is I'd streaming random TV shows and not getting paid to do so. I thought I wanted out of working, but now I realize any job that gives me the same lifestyle as if I weren't working is fine for me
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:31 AM   #8
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I have had a couple of jobs that I would still do instead of retirement. Unfortunately, they no longer exist, having been eliminated by either new technology or the global economy.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:36 AM   #9
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2 1/2 yrs into ER, I would say No.
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I wouldn't mind joining the board of a public company. Otherwise, I am done with business suits, heels and pantyhose!
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:40 AM   #11
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Is there any J*b you would stay for?

Nope.

Well, other than the job I presently have, as "professional retiree" - - the pay is low, zero actually, although the hours are long, 24-hours/day. But my boss (me) is fantastic! Love the work, too; what a great fit. It is exactly what I wanted to do.

My boss is telling me that I'd better get a move on and pour that second cup of coffee now. See what I mean?
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:48 AM   #13
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I just did. Its a full time telecommute j*b with my current Megacorp. I was worried that I didn't have enough cushion in my ER plans and this seemed like a good solution.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:53 AM   #14
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Well into my 4th year of retirement and I can't envisage a j*b that could possibly entice me to return to work.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:22 AM   #15
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I would stay in a job where I could make a difference and still pay my bills. Most of my life I struggled to find such a job. I've had jobs where I could and I think I did make a difference (Peace Corps Volunteer, Teacher). Money is an issue in jobs like that, but more importantly, you can't do good unless your employer provides you the support you need. I wanted out of my last job because I think it became impossible to do any good at all. To survive in what my MegaCorp had turned into you had to focus on things other than doing good work.
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Pro athlete, though at this age I suppose I'd be limited to something like senior tour golf. I know the travel can be rough and there can be some bad personalities to deal with, plus it'd take a lot of work to stay in prime shape, but I think I'd keep going until I wasn't good enough to compete.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:59 AM   #17
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No...I have worked a job for most of my life. I don't want another job...even for money. I have reached a point that I don't want to do anything for money, anymore. The fun things I like to do have nothing to do with money. I don't need any more money...I need more time...
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:10 PM   #18
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I remember in my 2008 exit interview telling the HR rep that even if the company had offered me the part-time, telecmommute gig I had from 2001-2003 (the company ended all open-ended telecommuting in 2003), I would have turned it down because I simply could not stand the commute, even one day a week, to the office. Even though it was a useless exercise, I did think about what it would take for me to continue working there. I would have needed two non-starters (from the company's standpoint): (1) coming to the office at most once a month, and (2) eligibility in the company's group health insurance plan, something I became ineligible for in 2007 when I reduced my weekly hours worked from 20 to 12. I was more than willing to pay 100% of the premiums (like COBRA, which I was already on). In other words, as I told several coworkers during the time I had that telecommute gig in 2001-03, "They could have my mind but not my body!"

So I left. And it has been a great 4 1/2 years since then.
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If I were my own boss, working whatever hours I chose, working only on projects that I found interesting (e.g., writing a book on some subject), then yeah. But being someone else's employee? Doubt it.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:50 PM   #20
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Let me go part time, work from home most days, and limit my travel. That would be good enough for me to hang on for another year or so. Likelihood of my employer agreeing to same is the same as me flapping my wings to fly home at the end of the day. I am thinking I will just outright quit and not bring it up.
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