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Retired

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Overwatch91, May 4, 2019.

  1. May 4, 2019 at 11:20 PM
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    Inquiringone

    Inquiringone -Blue N Blac- an a little chrome

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    :rofl:Retirement ? The day my Tundra is paid off...:rofl:
     
  2. May 4, 2019 at 11:23 PM
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    realtorblake

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    Redneckistan... aka Cypress, TX
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    Damn.. I hear you!
     
  3. May 4, 2019 at 11:44 PM
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    Turk980 Freedom Isn't Free

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    Retired 6/28/18, after 28 yrs structural FF, 8 yrs wildland before that
     
  4. May 5, 2019 at 12:48 AM
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    My Hope's were to retire from the military but after the first tour to afganistan was med boarded and now have been work in the prison sense then. Good news tho. In 24 more years to go tell retirement.
     
  5. May 5, 2019 at 12:52 AM
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    J.A.T.O.

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    Current occupation: Beach bum
     
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  6. May 5, 2019 at 2:15 AM
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    Overwatch91

    Overwatch91 [OP] Initial Success or Total Failure!!

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    @J.A.T.O. I did a jato takeoff once. It was fricking awesome. I helped load the jato bottles on the c130 and asked if I could catch the hop and took one Hell of a ride.
     
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  7. May 5, 2019 at 4:06 AM
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    Between the USMC and Civilian Service, I'll have 34-years of service when I retire. That's in two years!

    As retirement gets closer, I'm interested in thoughts from those that are retired on how they replace the sense of self value we get from doing out jobs. Perhaps not all do, but I'm one of those type A's that is full throttle ahead at all times. The concept of retiring and not having that venue scares me. I've thought about teaching, consulting, sitting on boards, etc., but I'm just not sure. I don't want to work and I don't have to, except for that pesky self value issue.
     
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  8. May 5, 2019 at 4:29 AM
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    J.A.T.O.

    J.A.T.O. New Member

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    Fat Albert or the 109th airlift out of New York?
     
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  9. May 5, 2019 at 4:33 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Me. Retired since April 4, 2014.
     
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  10. May 5, 2019 at 4:37 AM
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    MT Madman

    MT Madman Seasoned Citizen

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    Retired AF in '95 and will retire from DHS in '22 and I'll be done with work and full time play.
     
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  11. May 5, 2019 at 5:29 AM
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    Retired 4 years ago at age 53. Former locomotive engineer, inventor, business owner. Currently winning a cancer battle. My advice, don't wait too long. There's no guarantee to life's longevity.
     
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  12. May 5, 2019 at 5:39 AM
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  13. May 5, 2019 at 6:59 AM
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    Retired for two years and a few days now. Worked for about 44 years at three companies. Time to do something else than the corporate grind. Learned to mig weld, travel and doing some camping. On nice days I put the top down on my M235 and go for a cruise. Still not enough time to do everything. Life is short my friends.
     
  14. May 5, 2019 at 7:11 AM
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    I retired in 2015 due to age restrictions at my former job (mandatory retirement at age 57) and realized that I suck at retirement; went back to working part time after a two year break. My part time schedule varies - one or two days a week on average. I was surprised at how much more I appreciate my time off now that it isn't unlimited. I figure it's the law of supply and demand. When I had all the time in the world and no demands, the time felt less valuable than it does now. I also appreciate the fact that I still get to fly for a few more years.
     
  15. May 5, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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    MtMan6698

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    Yep... Since 2004. 21yrs in the AF and another 20 as a Deputy Sheriff. Then drove a dump truck for a couple more years cause I was bored...
     
  16. May 5, 2019 at 7:34 AM
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    gosolo

    gosolo “The .com stands for communist”, Dale Gribble

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    Retired January of 2018. Made the move next door to my grandkids and have been working way to hard getting set up
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    My shop will be done in a few weeks and I can start unpacking and setting up my tools for my hobbies, blacksmithing and making furniture. Got a little hazelnut orchard planted and a garden started. Picked up a boat for crabbing and fishing. I’m not the one to wonder what to do.
     
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  17. May 5, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    aperezsh

    aperezsh Blessed are the peacemakers

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    I felt weird at first, 20 years of shift work plus injury recovery. Then one day about a year later all the weight and stress I carried disappeared. I have found that volunteer work at a military ministry has kept me busy and engaged.
    Travel opportunities have been plenty. I got to rebuild my relationship at home with family and friends. The list of honey do's is endless. Overall, I find retirement an absolute blessing and I'm truly grateful to have had a career that provided my retirement. I sincerely hope you find there's plenty to do, see and experience especially if you get to share it with your spouse or significant other. Enjoy!
     
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  18. May 5, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    25 years to go. I'm pulling the plug at age 55, no later. At least, that's the plan...
     
  19. May 5, 2019 at 7:46 AM
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    Mr Badwrench

    Mr Badwrench I don't do stuff real good sometimes.

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    I have retired at least 3 times. Having no hobby is a terrible thing (remember I said that!), but it is tough to pick up a good hobby when you have done nothing but work your entire life.
     
  20. May 5, 2019 at 7:47 AM
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    Overwatch91

    Overwatch91 [OP] Initial Success or Total Failure!!

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    Maybe I can answer a few. Been fully retired these last 2 years. The first year really sucked because I didn't have anything to do. I worked as a firearms instructor and taught LTC classes. Got bored with some of it. I had a lady accidentally shoot herself in the wrist and I figured, nope time to go...

    Battled cancer twice, so keep up the good fight. Now I help a Vietnam Era Veteran when he needs something. Most of the time I do the house stuff since wife works.

    So, that's how I have dealt with retirement. If you have noticed, I didn't say I hung out with people I use to work with. Seems like you just fade away after leaving a department.

    I hope all you guys enjoy your retirement as much as I have.
     
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  21. May 5, 2019 at 7:52 AM
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    aperezsh Blessed are the peacemakers

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    A little this and that...Broke now
    Who were you with sir?
     
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  22. May 5, 2019 at 8:08 AM
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    Overwatch91 [OP] Initial Success or Total Failure!!

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    Spent 10 in the Navy and 20 For Harris County in Houston, Texas
     
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  23. May 5, 2019 at 8:20 AM
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    aperezsh Blessed are the peacemakers

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    Good on you brother! I'm glad you finished the race! Now, let's take back every night, weekend, holiday, birthday, anniversary we missed by living a long healthy life!
     
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  24. May 5, 2019 at 9:37 AM
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    I did a lifetime in the building trades as a sheet metal worker and was lucky enough to earn a nice retirement after 31 years.
    The first 10 years were magical ~ the second 10 years an endurance ~ the final 11 years were a sentence that I would not wish on anyone.
    Retirement ~ I recommend it to all my friends ! :)
     
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  25. May 5, 2019 at 4:40 PM
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    26 years jumping out of airplanes with the 82nd. Drove over the road for 5 years for a flatbed company and now teach young idiots how to drive 18 wheelers. Retirement is a blast.
     
  26. May 6, 2019 at 2:28 AM
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    warlord192

    warlord192 Get off my lawn !!

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    I retired April 2,2013 after putting in 37 years working for a State highway enforcement agency (DPS), I miss the job and even a few of the officer's I worked with but I do not miss the B S that there is now. So for right now both me and the dog sit on the couch and both of us just get older and fatter.
     
  27. May 6, 2019 at 4:55 AM
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    Ericsopa

    Ericsopa Old man and the sea

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  28. May 6, 2019 at 4:58 AM
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    I retired at the age of 45 and went back to work a year later.

    Too soon.

    I am 51 now and like working
     
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  29. May 6, 2019 at 5:11 AM
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  30. May 6, 2019 at 5:52 AM
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    I'm retired until the boss gets my truck engine put back together. I'm gonna have to work til I die, and then another week. Don't have any grandchildren yet, health has been good.
     

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