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Xavier Breath

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How Do You Know it's Time for Retirement?

I've worked for my organization for over 32 years. The people are fine, but it's work I don't enjoy, and for all intents and purposes, actually dread doing. Its a good paying job, and that is all that kept me doing it day after day for some years now. And, due to changing conditions and an increased workload, it's become almost unbearable.

My wife says she supports my decision, but I can tell that she's worried some. We have cash reserves and will be fine financially for a while without having to dip into long-term savings.

Ideally, I would find something else to do, though, I really have no clue what that might be (so, calling this a "retirement" might be a bit of a misnomer, even though my company will classify me as such because of age/service). I'm not technically savvy nor mechanically inclined, and snagging a new gig is daunting enough without doing so in a Covid world.

As you can see, I have more questions than I have answers. I actually don't know where to begin or how to reinvent myself. All I know is, I want out. I've written my resignation letter and plan to turn it in in the next day or two, and then they'll be no turning back.

Any thoughts from those who've trod this path before?
Posted by Dagstead Bumwood | Mon Nov 2, 2020, 08:06 PM (27 replies)
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