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HC gets it.
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My dad is 67 and still working. He's in the sciences and has had to shift into more management roles (both as a result of seniority and experience as well as obsolescence of his science skill set). He'll probably retire when my mom does, but she's nine years younger than him.

 

I don't think I'll ever retire. At some point, it would be nice to drop from 50 hrs/week to something like 25 hrs/week sometime in my 60s. I think partial retirement is the way to go.

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Short answer: no. I actually think it is awesome and should be celebrated that there is somebody out there having lunchtime martinis AND not having to go back to work afterwards.

What's the long answer
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I don't have plans to retire but realistically we're all going to have sexy robot bodies and live forever in about 30 years anyway.

Imagine whatever the next generation after the Millennials is complaining insufferably about the immortal robots who never retire and free up jobs. Glorious.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

that is sad. one of my greatest fears in life is having to work past 60.

I don't see myself retiring until my plan to drive this business to the ground and bring along all my competition with me happens. its a long process.
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

Honestly, this. Sometimes I feel that tolerance is in short supply in today's society and that people need to become more comfortable with being annoyed by others.

agree. like Fok's bar analogy- I have learned in my old man state that instead of ignoring the asshole, I'd rather look at him, listen to the crap he says, then I say to myself "man I'm so lucky I'm not as pathetic as this guy"
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Originally Posted by Baron View Post

What's the long answer

Y--o--u--r. M----o---m
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

I don't see myself retiring until my plan to drive this business to the ground and bring along all my competition with me happens. its a long process.

glwtb
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Late pass, but will stretch the bar analogy further to say I agree that many bars have a regular, or a bartender, who you can't stand, but the effect of that is if I walk in and he/she is there, I leave. If he's there all the time, I find a new bar.
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Also, site has been very slow for me lately. Bad service is another reason to find a new bar.

/grumpy
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I hope I die before I get old.

Should write a song about that.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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while that would be cool, its not the reason for my having a "herd" of kids.

As an only child one thing I have been worrying about is what to do with my parents when they get very old.
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I would like to fully retire as soon as I'm able (probably mid-60s). I just don't have a big drive to keep working, and I'm not at all worried about my ability to find ways to enjoy life without work. That said, my attitude could change as my career progresses, or if I realize I can't support myself in the manner I'd like in retirement.

As far as my children, I'd rather die than end up a burden on them.
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I would like to fully retire as soon as I'm able (probably mid-60s). I just don't have a big drive to keep working, and I'm not at all worried about my ability to find ways to enjoy life without work. That said, my attitude could change as my career progresses, or if I realize I can't support myself in the manner I'd like in retirement.

As far as my children, I'd rather die than end up a burden on them.

I would quit working today if I could afford it. I don't plan to keep working because I want to I plan to keep working because if that's what it takes to support my lifestyle that's what I'll do. I hope to turn into just a normal clock puncher post-65 and I have a couple of highly specialized skills, that although they pay far less than my current role, are still very good wages and can be partially filled by an hourly employee. In today's dollars I have one skill that I pay people $40 an hour to do. I figure if I work 20 hours a week that would be enough to mainly cover my lifestyle expenses and keep our nest egg intact and growing. I'm more than happy to punch a clock for 20 hours a week post-65 as that's a light schedule and will include nothing to do with responsibility. Just do my little bit of paperwork four hours a day and then go play without a care in the world.

I look at some of my siblings that went to work for the Big 3 and shudder at they're retirement. It was a race to get 85 points (age + years of service = 85 gives full retirement) and they live what are to me crappy lives that I would hate and/or shoot myself in the head. While I'm #1 in living a fiscally responsible life I also think one must smell the roses along the way. I just cannot see living very cheaply for 30 years to allow myself to live...very cheaply for another 30 years sans working. Driving old cars, dressing like crap, living in a marginal dwelling, Olive Garden = big celebrations only, vacation = renting a double wide in Florida for a few weeks. No thanks. Each to his own but I would shoot myself and hope to enjoy what I currently enjoy until the day I drop dead.
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I don't work now, I just stack paper, kid.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

In today's dollars I have one skill that I pay people $40 an hour to do. I figure if I work 20 hours a week that would be enough to mainly cover my lifestyle expenses and keep our nest egg intact and growing.

Handjobs only get you $20 an hour, buddy. Don't kid yourself.
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