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TDFreak
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
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Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
How do you like retirement? Is it what you expected? How do you fill your day? Was it so boring you decided to go back to work (part time)?

I doubt I'll be retiring anytime soon. Just curious.

My old man retired a few years back. He is enjoying it. Plays on a senior softball league, eats breakfast at the same diner every morning. Then goes fishing.


RocketPower13
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Member since Jan 2017
1951 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
They're retired from posting on the OT

Eta: BowlJackson read what I read when I saw "Retired OT Posters"
This post was edited on 7/1 at 10:00 pm


TDFreak
Florida Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
1672 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
Haha! I kinda wondered if they post more when they are retired.

Of course they aren't chained to a computer anymore...


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Negative Nomad
Northwestern Fan
Hell
Member since Oct 2011
3173 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
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This post was edited on 7/19 at 12:28 am


League Champs
Bayou Self
Member since Oct 2012
7006 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
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How do you like retirement?

I'm in heaven
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Is it what you expected?

Pretty much, but I planned for it since I was 31, so . . . .
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How do you fill your day?

Doing what I want, when I want. Travel a lot. Get to do the little projects that I used to put off. Spend more time with the kids
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Was it so boring you decided to go back to work (part time)?

Nope. Haven't even considered it


Drop4Loss
Birds Eye Of Deaf Valley
Member since Oct 2007
2825 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
I got 3 neighbors on my street that are retired.

I bust my arse get home at four and have yard house shite to do and they walk over with a cooler of beer and wanna geaux pool side..............

pia


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namvet6566
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2012
2727 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
Every night is Friday night

Every day is Saturday

No schedule unless you make it

I loved my work, but would never go back



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Yewkindewit
LSU Fan
Near Birmingham, Alabama
Member since Apr 2012
10230 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
It is great. No schedule, finally time to do stuff around the house, and money keeps showing up.

I will say for the first couple of months I felt weird since there was no phone ringing, no inbox of urgent emails, no meetings, no conference calls, deliverables, decisions, nor deadlines. I felt useless in a way but just briefly. I adjusted and moved on. I read more, stay active, am available to assist family and in laws when necessary. It's all good.


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wfallstiger
LSU Fan
Wichita Falls, Texas
Member since Jun 2006
3903 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
Am semi-retired and enjoy the flexibility. Set my own schedule, hours. Could likely shut all work down in about nine months but doubt I will. Am paid well for what I do, don't deal with office politics and am pretty much left alone to do my thing.

Don't believe sitting around would suit me.


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OldTigahFot
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Drinkin' with the rocket scientists
Member since Jan 2012
8724 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
Favorite time of the day is morning coffee while reading the newspaper (yeah, I still do that) and thinking how great to not worry about traffic. I busy myself during the day by looking for ways to maximize the benefits of my privilege.


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LSUwag
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2007
12029 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
I'm retired from FedGov hazardous duty career so I left at age 50. I took one glorious year off and was hired to resume that career on a State level in Florida.

I find that I'm really enjoying myself in my second career. I realized quickly that I enjoyed my work because it gives me purpose.

Also, being retired, I had to step up and do menial shite that my wife does. It sucks. Order is now restored.

Also, I'm rolling in money I get paid twice now.


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BowlJackson
Auburn Fan
Birmingham, AL
Member since Sep 2013
27606 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
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They're retired from posting on the OT


That's how I read that as well


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vjp819
LSU Fan
South Sec. 414 / Alex Box Sec. 210
Member since Nov 2003
8803 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
Retired last September. Every day is Saturday. My retirement pension is as much as my salary when I did work, and in years to come when prices go up as they always do, I have the 401k sitting there, now invested in stocks waiting to get into the game and contribute to the cause. I love not having to work.
This post was edited on 7/1 at 9:02 pm


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DoctorO
LSU Fan
BTR
Member since Jun 2010
106 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
The worst thing about being retired is you never get a day off. But every day is the weekend.


dwr353
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2007
1547 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
I get to hunt and fish on weekdays. Let the working guys fight the weather/crowds on Saturday. No quotas or pressure anymore.


dwr353
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2007
1547 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
Wanted to add that I just returned from a week in Colorado. Fished for three days and we are headed to Destin with a friend and his wife to stay at their beach house for a week. In Oct., it's off to Wyoming for a big game hunt before duck season starts. Retirement is great to say the least. Invest all you can when you are young.


Walt OReilly
Chicago Cubs Fan
DBAP
Member since Oct 2005
103161 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
This fricking dude

Should've done a better job of raising you


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Donkeypunch
Alabama Fan
Georgia
Member since Jun 2007
844 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
My Grandparents on my Mother's side both did part time stuff when they retired from the phone company. She got her real estate license and he piddled and did some odd jobs, kept up Maintenance of their rental property, etc for a couple of years. By the time they turned 60 though, they hung that stuff up. It was all about enjoying life, taking care of the garden , doing some traveling, etc.

My Grandmother passed on 15 years ago but Grandaddy has truly won the game. In two years he will have been retired longer than he worked.


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yellowfin
Chicago Cubs Fan
Coastal Bar
Member since May 2006
87434 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
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Wanted to add that I just returned from a week in Colorado. Fished for three days and we are headed to Destin with a friend and his wife to stay at their beach house for a week. In Oct., it's off to Wyoming for a big game hunt before duck season starts. Retirement is great to say the least. Invest all you can when you are young.


Don't have to wait until retirement for this stuff. Just work to live instead of living to work.


blueridgeTiger
LSU Fan
Asheville, North Carolina
Member since Jun 2004
10713 posts

re: Retired OT Posters: Share Your Experiences
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How do you like retirement?

I'm in heaven
quote:
Is it what you expected?

Pretty much, but I planned for it since I was 31, so . . . .
quote:
How do you fill your day?

Doing what I want, when I want. Travel a lot. Get to do the little projects that I used to put off. Spend more time with the kids
quote:
Was it so boring you decided to go back to work (part time)?

Nope. Haven't even considered it

+1


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