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Old 12-11-2011, 07:36 PM   #41
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Sounds wonderful, Alan! I might not have retired had I had such great working hours and environment.

Lovely photo, too. What a beautiful place.
We lived there 6 years, both kids born there, and had a great 7 months this year in a rented house a short walk away from the house we used to live in. Here is a photo I took in March this year from a hill overlooking the town. I used to work just over the hill in the center of the photo towards the sea.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:26 PM   #42
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Besides sleeping in the thing that I love about being retired is the ability to be spontaneous .
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:53 PM   #43
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So many of our responses revolve around sleeping in, and naps - - -
I sleep so much better these past few years.

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Every lunchtime I'd go the the management club at Wilton Castle for a game of snooker and a pint.
The ideal w*rkplace would have pints and siestas.
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:25 AM   #44
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Besides sleeping in the thing that I love about being retired is the ability to be spontaneous .
Yes, but spontaneity has its time and place.
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for me it is being able to still be in my jim-jams at 10.30 in the morning drinking a cup of tea in front of the computer. If I want to stay in said jim-jams all day I can.
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for me it is being able to still be in my jim-jams at 10.30 in the morning drinking a cup of tea in front of the computer. If I want to stay in said jim-jams all day I can.
Yeah, but I w*rk from home -- so I can do the same. And sometimes do.
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:36 PM   #47
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Just joking, of course.

My brother often works from home. He said one time, he had to use the PC's webcam to do a telephone conference. He did not pay attention to what was in the background behind him, so was embarrassed when a coworker on the other end made some comments as to what his young son was playing with behind him. So, he made sure not to do that from the dining room table anymore, and had to make sure his dedicated study room was nice and neat.
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A local TV weatherman just said,

"Now I don't want to scare you, but some of you may have a tough time on your way in to work tomorrow because of the (fog? winds?). I didn't hear the end of his sentence, but it really doesn't matter.
I'll be sound asleep...
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:15 AM   #49
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Some members of society are so mean and nasty that I wonder how they have made it through life so far? Life is too short to be that mean all the time, every time.
One wonders about that. The worst ones are either in jail or are (justifiable) murder victims.

Apparently there is at least one of those in every workplace. There is one where I work now but I rarely see him. As another guy put it "The man has a gift." His problem is readily apparent: I've never seen anyone as angry at the world as he is.

In the highly unlikely event he became a supervisor I would quit instantly.
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I've never seen anyone as angry at the world as he is.
IMHO, mental illness comes in a lot of different forms...
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Sleeping late.
No rush hour.
Pajama days.
The ability to schedule as many/little hours as I want.
Working on projects.
Going on lunch dates.

I really wonder how I worked the M-F 9-5 for so many years!
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:42 AM   #52
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:12 AM   #53
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As one who is still unhappily working, this is one of the most uplifting and simultaneously depressing threads. It's good to see what I am looking forward to and sad to see what I am currently missing.
Counting the months 'til it's my turn.......
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A local TV weatherman just said,

"Now I don't want to scare you, but some of you may have a tough time on your way in to work tomorrow because of the (fog? winds?). I didn't hear the end of his sentence, but it really doesn't matter.
I'll be sound asleep...
That's a biggy in my book as well.
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:09 AM   #55
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Besides getting the sleep I need (#1), not having the incompetent asses in management having control over any part of my life.
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Besides getting the sleep I need (#1), not having the incompetent asses in management having control over any part of my life.
Yes! You put it so well I had a LOT of them in megacorp...seems like it was a required class they had to take in business management!
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What a neat thread.....I, like so many on here, enjoy the leisure mornings, get up when you want to, put the coffee on, let the dog out, fire up the pc by that time coffee is ready, surf my favorite morning sites.
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1. Not having to go to meetings. Particularly those where you have to brainstorm "visions" and "process improvement."

(A couple of volunteer organizations that I've worked with have "offered" me the "opportunity" to attend their weekly staff meetings. I have always refused.)
2. Being able to sleep late and take a nap when I want to.
3. Not feeling like my workouts have to be rushed because I have to get to/back to work.
4. Being able to travel (personal travel) mid-week instead of weekends.
5. Ditto for shopping.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:16 AM   #59
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Sleeping late.
No rush hour.
Pajama days.
The ability to schedule as many/little hours as I want.
Working on projects.
Going on lunch dates.

I really wonder how I worked the M-F 9-5 for so many years!
Right ON!

Not having to be there every morning at 8:20.

Not having endless stupid pieces of paperwork that have to be compiled that no one ever looks at after you do it.

Not having to talk to people for a living and help them and NEVER ever having any of them say "Thank you".

Not being included in the office staff Christmas Gifts---ever.

Not being told that you can't eat your sardines or tuna in the faculty lunchroom because one person out of twenty doesn't care for the smell of tuna.

Not having to prepare the State tests, and other stupid consequences of legislature management of public education---people who wouldn't understand the process of education if it fell on them.

Endless yucky thankless tasks.

On and on and on........
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