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Old 04-25-2007, 04:16 PM   #21
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no job?
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:57 PM   #22
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I work backstage for community theatres for about 3 years in my 20's. It was
my attempt to socialize (I am anti-social by default) and meet the kind of
people I would never meet programming. It was alot of work, but alot of
fun. The parties were outrageous, and the people fascinating.
I think once you've partied with the arts crowd, everything else is just mind-numbing boring. I have never had so much fun as with thespians. Raucous!

And yes, you work your fanny to the bone. It'd be good for my fanny to get back into it. One year we did Tobacco Road, and the set designer got the bright idea we should cover the stage with sawdust. And for strike we had to make the stage right for the ballet company coming in the next day.
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Old 04-30-2007, 12:41 PM   #23
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wowee sgeeeee, I'm going to print that out, to remind myself of all the great ideas out there to try, when money's no longer so much of an issue.

Thanks!

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Old 05-01-2007, 09:33 AM   #24
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i once knew a FSA (fellow of society of actuaries) who ER into working as a deli-person at the grocery store (IE the guy/girl that cuts and weighs your orders).

i suppose some might like it...
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:29 AM   #25
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Hi All,

I just wanted to share my article with you on Top 10 Exciting Semi-Retirement Jobs, and thank you for your feedbacks. You guys deserve some credits on this piece.

http://financialjungle.com/2007/05/0...tirement-jobs/
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Old 05-16-2007, 06:55 PM   #26
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Fun and job is an oxymoron. Retirement and job is an oxymoron. But can you put all three together as an oxymoron? Fun, retirement and job is an oxymoron? Any English majors out there?



I would disagree that fun and job are oxymorons. I happen to love my job as a dentist and actually think it is fun much of the time seeing patients and taking care of them. Running my practice on the other hand, is NOT fun....
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:49 PM   #27
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im getting a semi retirement job at the local strip club cleaning up the beer bottles. i just hope they dont charge me to much......
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:50 PM   #28
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maybe ill sell potato chips at the old age home. LAYS HERE , GET YOUR LAYS
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Looking at some "w*&k" from home type of opportunities

Need to fill the gap for about 3 years. Just saw an interesting opportunity with US Airways as a reservation "agent". Wouldn't it be cool if it made you a US Airways employee and eligible for some free travel
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:24 AM   #30
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Waitressing. You get your exercise and get to socialize only on the superficial level.
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Waitressing. You get your exercise and get to socialize only on the superficial level.
Heck, I could do that with surfing lessons and not be standing on my knees all day...
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:48 PM   #34
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I'm planning on being a substitute teacher. I used to teach HS, but left to make more money and work less. But being a sub is decent money and you dont' have to work nearly as hard as a real teacher.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:46 PM   #35
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OKLibrarian.....the elementary school system in our rural area doesn't budget for librarians any more so I've adopted the elementary school my grand children attend. They're thrilled to have me take it over (no librarian for 10 years) and I'm thrilled to introduce all these young minds to the wonderful world of books! I'm not a college graduate but have w**ked in the medical field, front office, until I retired. I wish I had found my niche years ago. Right now I'm overhauling the "Easy Reader" section (K-3) as I feel you need to capture and nurture "life long readers" at an early age. I urge anyone looking for a rewarding hobby to see what your local school needs. I'll get off my soap box now
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:38 PM   #36
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I love being around boats and working on outboard motors for people, when not waisting time at my day job. I would do this all day long, and get paid in crab, or what ever they catch the next time they go fishing. I get paid in beer, and running out of room in my fridge.

Would also love to drive heavy equipment tractors like some have mentioned. I would do this for free (if i had financial security).

But the ultimate retirement hobby would be a langerie research and developer! "Scuse me honey, but that seems to be rubbing here!"
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:02 PM   #37
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I want to be a photographer assistant. In particular I want to be the guy that sprays water, rubs baby oil, and other similar tasks for swimsuit models. If I have to move a few lights, and hold mirror so be it. Since I have no experience I am willing to be an intern for a few months.
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In 1976 just after my Father passed away I was a ranger in Icelandic State Park for the summer. It was the most enjoyable job I've ever had and if I could have made a living at it I would have stayed in it. However, it was seasonal so I had to find a real j*b and went back to working as a software engineer.
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OKLibrarian.....the elementary school system in our rural area doesn't budget for librarians any more so I've adopted the elementary school my grand children attend. They're thrilled to have me take it over (no librarian for 10 years) and I'm thrilled to introduce all these young minds to the wonderful world of books! I'm not a college graduate but have w**ked in the medical field, front office, until I retired. I wish I had found my niche years ago. Right now I'm overhauling the "Easy Reader" section (K-3) as I feel you need to capture and nurture "life long readers" at an early age. I urge anyone looking for a rewarding hobby to see what your local school needs. I'll get off my soap box now
OUTSTANDING!!....thank you for what you do.....filling two needs at a time!
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I'm trying to tally up some great ideas for fun retirement jobs. Since I like taking photographs, one idea is to sell photos online through iStockPhoto or DreamTimes. My wife loves animals, so another one might be dog walking or pet sitting.
It seems to me that in general, the lower the pay, the more fun the job. If that is true, then the most fun retirement job would be one that didn't pay anything, or maybe even no job at all.

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