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Old 12-16-2014, 09:28 PM   #41
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Two years into retirement I was approached to do a temporary, on site consulting assignment at the HQ of a national restaurant chain. It was basically going back to work on a full time basis for what turned out to be about 9 months. The location was interesting to me, they put me up in a nice condo complex with a nice car, paid for me to fly home once a month, and they paid me well. So basically they checked all of my boxes.

Still, it was a tough decision for me to take the assignment since I was enjoying retirement, but I figured I had nothing to lose so why not. It was a good experience, but I was glad when it was over, and I doubt I would do something like that again.

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Old 12-17-2014, 05:13 AM   #42
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It's been three years now, the longer I'm gone the more impossible to go back. Gun to my head? Pull the trigger.

I was thinking about this today. DW and I are in Tanzania visiting DS, his wife, and new grandson, at his home looking out over a beautiful view while he's at w**k. His w**k managing a big USAID project as consulting engineer always seemed pretty neat to me. Then today he texted me to email a document on his personal computer to him at w**k, which meant I had to use his Outlook (for first time in 3 years as I do Mac). I took the opportunity to browse some of his inbox and just shook my head. Deliverables, time tables, HR issues, mandatory webinars, administrative BS, O M G. It was like an injection of the "Retirement is Woooooonderful" drug! So no, I ain't goin' back.

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Old 12-20-2014, 06:03 PM   #43
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I still wake up around 4:45 AM. If they're interested, do breakfast for the wife & daughter (both working…) Tinker around the house, tend the garden.

The library opens at 10:00, if/when I feel like it I pedal over, & if they need something done I don't mind, I'll do some volunteer hours.
At the chapel, help with set up / clean up for fellowship meals.
Do I want a fixed time schedule job? No. the deal killer would be an obligation to be at some particular place at a particular time, and do whatever arbitrary assignment someone has selected for me.

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