My 56 year streak has come to an end.

fyrffytr1

Well-Known Member
#1
I officially retired for the third and last time today. After 56 years in the work force I felt it was time to give someone else a chance at a low paying/ hard work job!

I really wanted to stay two more years but back injuries from an OJT car wreck have finally gotten to be too much to handle.
I started work at the age of 12 with my parents signing a release so I could go to work at a car wash. I have worked one and two jobs at a time since then.
So, what can Y'all tell me about retirement?
 

KRose

Well-Known Member
#3
I officially retired for the third and last time today. After 56 years in the work force I felt it was time to give someone else a chance at a low paying/ hard work job!

I really wanted to stay two more years but back injuries from an OJT car wreck have finally gotten to be too much to handle.
I started work at the age of 12 with my parents signing a release so I could go to work at a car wash. I have worked one and two jobs at a time since then.
So, what can Y'all tell me about retirement?
Congrat's te you on your Retirement......say, what is retirement?
 

sojourner

COINSTAR KING
#6
Congratulations on your retirement...you earned it. I retired from full time work back in 2002 at age 56. I started working part time after school when I was 16 and then went full time at age 18 after graduating high school. I held a job every day of my life since then and often worked two jobs, one full time and one part time. For almost five years in addition to a full time job I owned a hobby store and sold coins, precious metals, and metal detectors. On weekends I was selling coins at area coin shows. After I "retired" I was working THREE part time jobs until 2012 when I left one of them. Then in 2016 I quit the second one , and now I'm still working one of the jobs at age 72 (almost 73) and plan to keep working until I physically can't do it anymore. In my spare time I do the same things I always did because there's always something to do around the house....mowing, maintenance, clearing the snow in winter....etc. etc. etc. I stay active by detecting, bowling, occasionally "investing" a few dollars at the casino, taking walks and going on little day trips as often as possible. I hate to just sit around not doing anything. Not working full time means I no longer have to wake up before the roosters crow, and there's no more sales pressure to sell, sell, sell......my time is my own and that's a precious commodity. I don't regret for a moment doing it the way I did. Everyone has their own way of "retiring" and hopefully you'll find your niche and enjoy every minute of it. Best of luck to you.
 
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