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slickest1 06-05-2012 07:20 PM

After 4 years of Retirement it's back to work.
 
My body thinks it's going to die. I hauled 5 loads of ready mix today, and man am I stiff and sore. Any one else done something so dumb! I should be Rving, but decided to fill the coffers for this fall and winter. Hopefully we will head south then.

bsirby 06-05-2012 07:58 PM

We are workkamping this summer, so we can play this winter.

kben39 06-06-2012 02:46 PM

Retired in 04, in 08 went to work for Academy Sports and Outdoors. I wowrk pretty much when I want to, take off for trips, and best of all I get paid for talking about guns, hunting and fishing.

bluepill 06-06-2012 03:09 PM

I'm in the same boat. Retired 4 years ago, but it's time to think about recharging the bank account after our big trip (sse sig line).

I was thinking about WalMart greeter (really), but they are cutting them out in many stores. Now I'm thinking parts delivery driver for a dealership or parts store. I know that they have problems filling those positions with kids because of bad driving records amd general unreliability, and they usually like more mature people. It's also nice because you don't get stuck in the store for 8 hours standing on your feet.

Hipshot 06-06-2012 08:17 PM

I retired 3 years ago and unless the economy goes into a 1929 depression I will never have to work again. That said I do have a problem with a 25 year old mind trapped in a 66 year old body. My body just cannot do what my mind says it can do. Then we have a conflict and the body looses.

slickest1 06-06-2012 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Hipshot (Post 1202528)
I retired 3 years ago and unless the economy goes into a 1929 depression I will never have to work again. That said I do have a problem with a 25 year old mind trapped in a 66 year old body. My body just cannot do what my mind says it can do. Then we have a conflict and the body looses.

I think I suffer from that problem as well 25/63 syndrome!:banghead:

AGP 06-11-2012 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Hipshot (Post 1202528)
I retired 3 years ago and unless the economy goes into a 1929 depression I will never have to work again. That said I do have a problem with a 25 year old mind trapped in a 66 year old body. My body just cannot do what my mind says it can do. Then we have a conflict and the body looses.


You got that right. I retired 5 years ago I'm so busy I don't know where I ever found the time to work. :thumb:

Cat320 06-11-2012 02:53 PM

Back to work!!! D**n, I'm sorry to hear that.:D

99-Am.Star 06-11-2012 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by kben39 (Post 1202177)
Retired in 04, in 08 went to work for Academy Sports and Outdoors. I wowrk pretty much when I want to, take off for trips, and best of all I get paid for talking about guns, hunting and fishing.

Now that there is the kind of job I need. I'm just starting to feel to old for what I'm doing now, and I only work part time:D:D

catonine 06-11-2012 04:03 PM

I retired about 7 years ago. I was sorta forced into retirement by the powers that be and at first hated not working. Now, unless something happens to change things, I never intend to work for a salary again. Retirement takes some serious adjusting but once you get past the initial stage, it is great. But like others have said, my body and my brain are totally against each other. Brain tells body you can do it, body tries, then pays the price.

desertrv 06-11-2012 08:43 PM

I hung up the tie and coat in 97, good pay but it was time. Started a house remodeling business in 99, doing well, bad auto accident, sold out. Got bored again, drove a school bus for 5 yrs then really retired. I am so busy that I don't know how I worked all those years. Only difference now, is I do what I want to do, travel a bit, ride the motorcycles, play bluegrass music, and enjoy the family, girls, grandkids, and great grandson. I should I add, with no pay. LOL

Mr_D 06-11-2012 08:50 PM

I retired in '98 at 51. Don't have to work but do just to keep busy and bring in a few $$ while waiting for the wife to retire.

Just For Fun 06-11-2012 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by slickest1 (Post 1201203)
My body thinks it's going to die. I hauled 5 loads of ready mix today, and man am I stiff and sore. Any one else done something so dumb! I should be Rving, but decided to fill the coffers for this fall and winter. Hopefully we will head south then.

You gotta do what you gotta do. But why such a strenuous job?!?!?!

There's always next year.

FrankandMike 06-11-2012 09:52 PM

While camping this weekend I met a retired gentleman and his wife that are working for a security company where they park their RV at the entrance to drilling sites here in Texas. Their job is to log each person/truck that enters and leaves the location. I believe they said they're paid $150 per day (roughly $4,500 per month). They stated that with the oil and gas boom here in Texas that they are needing to fill many of these positions. They are provided all the resources for their RV (a generator and fuel, a large water tank for fresh water, propane, septic tank, security lights, etc.). They work roughly 6 - 8 months to accumulate funds and then take off the other months to have vacation. Could be an interesting thing for consideration.

Alan_Hepburn 06-11-2012 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Just For Fun (Post 1207902)
You gotta do what you gotta do. But why such a strenuous job?!?!?!

There's always next year.

Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off indefinitely!

Dr4Film 06-11-2012 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by bluepill (Post 1202207)

I was thinking about WalMart greeter (really), but they are cutting them out in many stores.

I have noticed that at some of the Wal-Mart's now. It appears that they have given up on the Friendly Wal-Mart Greeters and now have Asset Protection Staff at the entrance/exit's. And in some of them they will check your receipts just like Costco and Sam's Club.

Dr4Film ----- Richard

slickest1 06-12-2012 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Just For Fun (Post 1207902)
You gotta do what you gotta do. But why such a strenuous job?!?!?!

There's always next year.

It really isn't that bad. The first day was instructional, the second day I got thrown in at the deep end, and man what a day. They told me it is rare to have a tough day like that, due to the type of concrete pour that day. Since then it is really pretty easy. I will carry on through the summer and build up my travel account, and then back to retirement. I retired at 60 and made it three years before I ran out of retirement busy.

melvonnar 06-15-2012 08:06 PM

work is a dirty filthy word and i"m suprized the moderators allow it on this web site.
I quite 25 years ago and never looked back.

slickest1 06-23-2012 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by slickest1 (Post 1209025)
It really isn't that bad. The first day was instructional, the second day I got thrown in at the deep end, and man what a day. They told me it is rare to have a tough day like that, due to the type of concrete pour that day. Since then it is really pretty easy. I will carry on through the summer and build up my travel account, and then back to retirement. I retired at 60 and made it three years before I ran out of retirement busy.

I take it all back!! Work sucks, 2 more weeks and back to retirement. What was I thinking.:facepalm::facepalm:

Horizonchase 06-27-2012 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by melvonnar (Post 1212378)
work is a dirty filthy word and i"m suprized the moderators allow it on this web site.
I quite 25 years ago and never looked back.

Maynard G Krebs ( Bob Denver AKA Gilligan) of the Dobie Gillis Show would be proud of you! I can still here him painfully say "Woooork!" :)
Glad you were able to retire when you were able to. However, many of us ( myself included) still need to toil away for a few more years yet. :sad:

slickest1 06-28-2012 11:01 PM

Update! Tomorrow is my last day. Back to retirement. Big plus is we sold our sticks and bricks that we have been trying to sell for 3 years.

bigdog 06-28-2012 11:27 PM

After 31 years as an industrial laundry driver,I retired at 58 and then drove school bus for another 10.Retired again and then after 2 years off went back to the school bus as a substitute and worked all this year. Nice thing about being a sub is that I don't have to work unless I want to.They usually only call me for afternoon routes,1:30 till 4:30.If I'm going on a trip,all I have to do is to say I'm gonna be gone for a few days. I'm working enuff every month to buy fuel and pay for some campground fees.I find that I'm a little looser with the kids now too and I remember why I retired when I get the elementary kids on the bus.Keeps me young tho.

Mr_D 06-28-2012 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by FrankandMike (Post 1207937)
While camping this weekend I met a retired gentleman and his wife that are working for a security company where they park their RV at the entrance to drilling sites here in Texas. Their job is to log each person/truck that enters and leaves the location. I believe they said they're paid $150 per day (roughly $4,500 per month). They stated that with the oil and gas boom here in Texas that they are needing to fill many of these positions. They are provided all the resources for their RV (a generator and fuel, a large water tank for fresh water, propane, septic tank, security lights, etc.). They work roughly 6 - 8 months to accumulate funds and then take off the other months to have vacation. Could be an interesting thing for consideration.

One thing about it is that you're "tied down" 24 hours a day as someone has to be up all the time. If my wife didn't earn so much and like to sleep so much, then maybe!!! But then, having a 12 yr old grandson to raise would cause a problem.

Dick Noble 06-29-2012 07:33 PM

Don't have time to go back to work. Example = just spent three days doing fire mitagation, that is, cutting down trees, collecting dead limbs and chipping all that up in 96 degree weather with 11 % humidity. It is dangerious here in the high country of Colorado. Don't even have time for the banjo or practicing with my new Traveler guitar!


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