Originally Posted by EL72
You should start your own business (or go work for a startup). Fuck the golden handcuffs. Waiting for retirement is no way to spend the rest of your professional career.
But again EL, if I take off the handcuffs, one of two things will happen. Either my income will get cut or to get a higher income, I would have to go to work for a larger P&L sheet, either of which would probably mean a rather signifcant change in my lifestyle. I am of the firm belief work is actually just that: work. Labor. A burden. I find my personal satisfaction in the rest of my life.
Once I am set up that I actually could stop working, I will probably go do some things, for compensation, that I actually enjoy. I just need to feather the nest for the next 1.5 decades. I grew up very, very poor. I will take the job I rather dislike in exchange for a high level of financial comfort and security that I enjoy. Growing up dirt poor gets your head in the right place about work IMO. I know it sounds rather dour, but what can I say?