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Old 01-17-24, 03:41 AM
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Brings back memories of working for a living.
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You always knew when it was Friday.
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As if Tom Stoppard wrote Waiting for Godot.
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Brings back memories of working for a living.
I hate you . . . .
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The movies were interesting, but his third one I found especially depressing. If you are into art or philosophy, his first two movies are quite good and original.
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I hate you . . . .
Like I used to hate @rccardr. Now we’re besties
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Originally Posted by nlerner
You always knew when it was Friday.
There is that.
On the other hand, now every day is like Saturday but without traffic.
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doth equipe effe arrange special surprises for equipe emme on wodinstag?
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They do that every day. But only when I am not looking ... When I'm around they are so sweet ....

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Brings back memories of working for a living.
. I remember the day I got to work and realized I was wearing two wrist watches. And the day I came in wearing my old grubby topsider loafers instead of the usual dress shoes. Now I don't have to care. Every day is Saturday, money for nothing.
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. I remember the day I got to work and realized I was wearing two wrist watches. And the day I came in wearing my old grubby topsider loafers instead of the usual dress shoes. Now I don't have to care. Every day is Saturday, money for nothing.
There were days, near my retirement date that I didn’t bother to change out of my cycling commute clothes and shoes.
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. I remember the day I got to work and realized I was wearing two wrist watches. And the day I came in wearing my old grubby topsider loafers instead of the usual dress shoes. Now I don't have to care. Every day is Saturday, money for nothing.
When I retired ten years ago, I took off my wristwatch and put it in the nightstand drawer.
Just checked: still in the drawer.
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When I retired ten years ago, I took off my wristwatch and put it in the nightstand drawer.
Just checked: still in the drawer.
I went the other way. My retirement gift to myself (self-employed) was an automatic watch, the kind that is wound by the movement of the wearer. I have seen too many folks retire to the couch, so I wanted something to remind me to stay active. Now, ten years into retirement, it's still doing its job. The bikes, calling to me from the garage, should also get a lot of the credit.

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My retirement gift to myself (self-employed) was an automatic watch, the kind that is wound by the movement of the wearer.
That doesn't seem to work for me. I've gifted myself several automatic watches, but I'm still not retired.
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In my 31 years of working for a large state government agency, it went from an OK place to work to a great place to work to a place that came close to killing me with stress and dysfunction. You know it's bad when you're in a closed door meeting with HR and they and my boss are saying that my talking about retiring is "creating a negative and insubordinate work environment". So I whipped out my resignation letter, signed it, and said, "My last day is March 10th." Seven years ago, but it took me a year to get my head on straight again. Riding helped. A lot.

So I started a one-man firm, lived off deferred comp, and waited for the work to roll in - which didn't, all that much. But it left time to ride & volunteer - and recover.

Then 4 years ago, I bid for and won a contract to manage a national professional nonprofit I'd been involved in for some time. "It's only part time work." "You'll have lots of flexibility." "These people like and appreciate you." And I can't complain about the money.

But so far in 2024, I'm averaging more than 10 hours a day working. Per calendar day, that is. And it's not showing any signs of letting up for the foreseeable future with many looming deadlines. And then I get wiseasses who say "Of course you have time to do ____ for me/us. You're retired. Every day is a Saturday for you!" I'm trying to refrain from violence...

And it's really cutting into my riding time, which is a precious commodity during the months when the Sun is not trying to actively murder us. So grumblygrumble. At least I'm healthy and not facing other graver problems (that I'm aware of).

Rant complete. I really should be working instead. Back to regularly scheduled C&V.
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My professional life was very stressful and required super-human time management just to survive.
Compensation was great but the psychic toll was significant.
When I retired I wanted to be able to do what I want when I want with minimal scheduling.
Couple days a week Mrs. Doc will ask me what I’m up to today. My consistent answer of ‘Not sure yet’ always makes her smile.
Each person’s retirement road is different, as is one’s Preferred Retirement Lifestyle (PRL).
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For those who liked the clip in the opening post, here's another one you might like. Called "Train Man". Easy to relate to if you're "Bike Man".

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piano wire typically requires a wee spot o' tuning...

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