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Old 03-10-2012, 09:37 AM   #1
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I retired from my govt. job on Feb. 27th, at 50 with 28 years in. The last few months I was miserable, being a ghost around the office as everyone else knew I was inconsequential. Oh well. a couple of days before I left, I was approached to work a para professional job in my field at our local career center for just 30 hours a week as they needed someone to finish out the school year. Compared to the 50-70ish hours i was working, it seems i just get there and the day is over. Pay is also inconsequential. Im having a ball, and think that this "transition" job for 3-4 months might have just been what i needed to reset. Great to be doing a job because I WANT to, not that i NEED to!!!

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Old 03-10-2012, 09:42 AM   #2
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Congratulations, and welcome. Looks like you're on an ideal transition between hectic full time work and something not so hectic, but not quite retirement.


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Old 03-10-2012, 09:55 AM   #3
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Welcome !! You are living my dream Enjoy it !
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:29 AM   #7
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Great news! Something about luck being the intersection of design and desire. Seems to fit.
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What do you retire TO in contrast to FROM? Any plans yet?

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