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Old 01-13-2014, 06:46 AM   #1
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What retirees commonly miss about work

Thought posting this might help some families with planning for those golden years. Many of us here have an RV to help keep us busy.
You can only play so much golf.
Once you retire, you're likely to need something besides your hobbies to occupy your time. Unfortunately, many people enter their retirement years without determining what their next passion will be.
Things You May Miss After You Retire
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:39 AM   #2
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I miss the phone calls at 2:00 AM telling me that a system is down and the on site techs can't get it fixed.
I miss the politics of work. Having to tell senior management "that's a good idea but perhaps we should try this first" instead of telling them "that's the dumbest idea I've ever heard"
I miss putting in 36 straight hours fixing something a consultant has tried to install and managed to take an entire system down.
Although it might sound like I hated my job, in reality I loved it and did miss it for awhile. After retirement I fixed everything on the house that could possibly be fixed and some things just because I needed something to do. That's when we decided to go full time. From that time on the focus was on everything we needed to do for that new goal.
Is been two months now and love it. There is always something to do, places to go, people to meet, and things to see. Every few weeks your scenery changes and it starts all over again. I would recommend this life style, whether full or part time, to anyone considering retireing.

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Old 01-13-2014, 08:11 AM   #4
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Retirement isn't easy or fun for everyone. Many times I have done retirement planning for a couple only to be dealing with a widow two years later. My advice (which I plan on taking myself) is to do the following:

1. Find out what you like and then become passionate about it, but not stupid about it.
2. Make sure your better half is on the same page with you. It is amazing to me how many 30, 40, and even 50 year marriages I have seen end in divorce when one or the other retired and they suddenly had to spend too much time together.
3. Have fun, smile a lot, and get off your butt and do something. Boredom is a huge cause of death in seniors.
4. Get a part time job. Give yourself a reason to get up in the morning. I have an expression which I tell many of my retiring clients. "When you no longer have a reason to get up in the morning, eventually you don't!"

Am I looking forward to my own retirement? To be blunt, yes, sort of. When you have spent 35 years of your life building a professional practice, it's hard to change.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:22 AM   #7
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I agree with the article in that:

I missed the social interaction with co-workers.

I miss 360 Assembly Language

I liked the work I was doing for many years, until the politics, product directions, and screwing the customers just got to be too much. So I don't miss that.

And now that I've gone through the ACA signup process, I miss the group insurance.
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Not retired but forced to stop because of medical stuff but I miss working and wish I could again but won't.

You can only play so many games, watch tv, look so many things up on the net, etc.
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Retirees not having enough to do??? I'm thinking out of the three hundred surveyed, not many owned a RV...
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:25 PM   #11
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Retirees not having enough to do??? I'm thinking out of the three hundred surveyed, not many owned a RV...
Amen!! What do we miss, we're too busy enjoying our retirement to miss anything.
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Hmmm, I guess I am different...........cause I miss the PAY CHECK!!!
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I have been retired for 12 years and I still don't miss a thing!!!
Travel 6 months a year, fish and hunt the rest !!!
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Miss the company perks. Car, fuel track card, electronics, access to restricted website databases and information, lunch with coworkers, good feeling after helping someone in a new or difficult task.
I love retirement but would like a part time job.

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