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Old 04-03-2005, 01:39 PM   #1
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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?

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Re: Temp/Part Time work during ER
Old 04-03-2005, 04:36 PM   #2
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Doing nothing is doing something IMHO.
I just like to wander.
I couldn't handle any boss; older, younger, doesn't matter.
Already walked. Mostly all positive except net worth-wise.

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Old 04-03-2005, 05:37 PM   #3
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This is something that I spend a lot of time researching now. I do not want to go to another full time job, but I'd like to work part time in services for seniors. I'm doing some volunteer work at a CCRC, but it's almost impossible while I'm working full time - the staff there needs help while I'm at work. But I'm researching it seriously. It's work that I enjoy, I feel like I'm helping to enrich other lives, and it will help to pay our expenses until we feel we have enough to start taking from our savings.
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Doesn't work disqualify ER?
Old 04-03-2005, 07:25 PM   #4
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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...
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I've tried all kinds of things. I work on the election board for elections. I've worked as part of the security team for local events. I review and edit books and articles for technical publishers. I do very selective consulting work. I serve as Neighborhood liaison to the city for my irrigation line. I've worked as a laborer on archaeology excavations. . . whatever sounds interesting.

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If it sounds interesting and stimulating, I'll try it. I like spending a day or two working with people who I wouldn't otherwise get to meet or know.

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Do you need the $ to live on or just like to get out of the house on a regular basis?
I don't need the dollars, but it doesn't hurt.

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Do you mind a boss 20 years younger than you?
No. I would mind having a boss that was a jerk, but it doesn't matter how old the boss is.

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Do you like knowing that you can walk away from the job anytime you want to and feel no long-term negative effect?
I don't sign up for anything that isn't temporary. I don't want a job to get in the way of my other interests and travel. My exit strategy is built into the jobs I've taken on.

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