What kind of work are you doing during ER?
Why do you do it?
Do you need the $ to live on or just like to get out of the house on a regular basis?
Do you mind a boss 20 years younger than you?
Do you like knowing that you can walk away from the job anytime you want to and feel no long-term negative effect?
What else... ???
Home improvement, martial arts, & surfing are more than enough work. And sometimes I'll help out with the kid's sports activities.
But as a carryover from my working days, I provide handyman services for a single mom on our street.
It's fun, I learn to deal with other problems than at our house, and I get a chance to practice different skills.
Neither. I charge $25/hour but it's so that she doesn't feel embarrassed to call. The socializing doesn't hurt, but between work & kids she never has a spare moment so it's done while fixing things at her house.
Not at all-- she can boss me around any time!
Freedom of choice-- priceless. But she only calls a couple times a year and it's never a bother.
After three years of ER, this is as close to "work" as I ever care to get...