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Countdown to retirement!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by BelleDuJour, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. bevdex

    bevdex Star commenter

    Today's the day! Goodbye tension , hello pension!
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    :D Now that deserves a
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  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    You know I never thought I'd enjoy retirement, but now it's here and I've adjusted, there's no way I'd go back. As I found recently when a former colleague mooted about going part-time and wanting a job-share. I honestly thought 'No way!'. :D

    As we were discussing only yesterday, it's not so much retirement, but losing a partner and being lonely which is far more impacting. :( there's only so much 'visiting friends and occupying one's days one can do, when at the end of them one goes home to an empty house with no-one to talk to and discuss what you've been doing. :(
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  4. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    B0ll0x to that I say!
  5. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    So, woke up this morning at usual time 6.40.
    Turned over and went back to sleep.
    Mr Belle bought cup of tea and dogs upstairs at 7.45.
    Today is the first day of the rest of my life...........work can do one!!!
  6. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I think they do have a point to some degree, especially for people who go from full time intensive work to nothing and don't have any or many interests to replace it with as they've been so busy working.

    The Judy Dench example is somewhat insulting.

    Elderly actress - work as and when an interesting enough job comes up, turn up and find yourself treated like royalty by all and sundry hanging on your every word and hoping to pick up some gems of wisdom should you deign to notice their existence. "She spoke to me and gave me some great advice, I'm so excited!". If things get a bit much, I suspect the schedule will revolve around your needs to some extent as you are pivotal to the whole process.

    Elderly teacher - strict and unwavering t/t which you have no control over, you work when you have to and do what you are given to do. Many other staff see you as a dinosaur, despite the sage advice you offer and disasters you quietly help to avert that no-one else saw coming. You get no credit for these and many are more than happy to take the credit on your behalf. Most staff ignore you and marvel why there is someone of that age still in the school when clearly younger staff are so much more capable. If things get a bit much, you will have a plan put in place to aid you leave as soon as they can legally get rid.
  7. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    You wont stay that way long as something else moves in and takes up your time,lol
    Mines called a wife!
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  8. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Good on you, Belle. Don't pay any attention to miserable old g1ts!
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  9. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Oh Belle's already started her new enterprise to keep her busy olds (@oldsomeman), but she can set her own hours and decide when /how much to work. :D
  10. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    There's nothing wrong with working to earn a crust beyond pension age if you've chosen to do it, if you enjoy doing it, and better still if you're in total control of it.

    Keeping brain and body usefully occupied is the key to the next bit, whether there's money to be made from it or not.

    It's working for the metaphorical 'man' that does most people's heads in.
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  11. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Good luck sounds nice!
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  12. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Off on holibobs later today................Majorca..
    Love the place.
    And after this one we can go out of term time so cheaper and no kids!!!!
    Already booked for early October.....
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Getting twitchy, yet?
  14. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    All well in the best of all possible worlds; that being the one where you don’t teach anymore and are even happier than our current Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Who is truly stellar, obviously....o_O

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