Retirement: Things I will NOT miss about my job.

I have been retired for about three weeks now.  The first almost two weeks were spent on vacation, so they almost don't count.  Here is a list of the many things I will not miss about my last job (I was there for 12 years).  Punching a time-clock.  After much of a career as a …

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Retirement. It’s bittersweet, for me.

Tomorrow, Monday, August 31, will be my last working day at my current job, which I have held for 12-2/3 years.  That's the longest I have ever worked at any job in my entire working life.  My original goal in life was to work forever, and never retire.  Well, the Wuhan Coronavirus put an end …

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Dispatches from Furlough, Day Ten

Well, it's the final day of my enforced "vacation", and I guess the last vacation from work I will take in my working life.  Boy, that thought just hit me.  I have had some time to think over that voluntary-separation offer I received, and I am now planning on some negotiations with my supervisors.  I …

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I found my retirement “calling” on the Hillsdale cruise to Hawaii

I am 69 years old and still working full-time as a buyer for an aerospace company. Aside from vowing never to draw Social Security or be subject to Medicare (as a reason for keeping working), I couldn’t think of what I would do with myself if I retired. I play violin, but there’s not much …

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Going Hillsdale and AEI-No Social Security or Medicare for Me

I guess that makes me a risk-taker. I am currently 66 years old, my full SS retirement age, which makes me Social Security and Medicare-eligible.  A couple of years ago, I made the decision to reject both SS and Medicare. I am gainfully employed, and expect to be employed for the foreseeable future. I am …

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No Social Security or Medicare for Me-Do I have the Courage of my Convictions?

Yes, I do.  This post was written a couple of years ago, and updated today in 2015.  I will be 66 in April, and I just love tossing all the junk mail telling me about everyone's very best Medicare Advantage or Medi-Gap policy.  No serious illnesses, and still at my same employer after seven years. …

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Thoughts on my 65th Birthday, and Risk-Taking

  I celebrated my 65th birthday last week.  A bunch of assumptions sometimes are made about that particular milestone.  In the fairly recent past, many people were forced to retire once they reached 65.  Many big companies had mandatory retirement ages for their workers.  Even now, successful CEOs leave their jobs when they turn 65. …

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