What are you going to do when you retire?

GMCmedic

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I already work well under half the year. My partner is 67 and still flying, I'd like to do the same if possible. So if my heslth holds up ill probably retire at 70 and then get fat.
 

DesertMedic66

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I already work well under half the year. My partner is 67 and still flying, I'd like to do the same if possible. So if my heslth holds up ill probably retire at 70 and then get fat.
Same. I work 104 scheduled days a year add in some mandatory training and testing an it’s closer to 110. So less than a third of the year I am at work.
 

Carlos Danger

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I mean, if you are just looking at the number of days you spend at work in a year, anyone who gets weekends and major holidays off and has a decent amount of of vacation works under half the year. I work 16 days a month, which is 192 days a year. Subtract 5 holidays and 32 PTO days and that drops me down to working 155 days total.

But when I think of working "1/3 of the year" in semi retirement, I literally mean only employed (in locums assignments) for a few months total, either in a row or spread out throughout the year.
 

E tank

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Gotta say...I've seen a lot of folks retire...here's what I've learned...take nothing for granted. If not assisting other human beings in some way that are not retired, in my observations, you'll have a short retirement either because you drive your spouse insane or you die. If you don't have the money to live large (and I mean large), you will drive your spouse insane. They guys I've known that have successfully faded off into the sunset without a spectacular crash and burn are those that have some kind of social conscience and moral moorings.

Known a few that intended to fish and hunt and drink with abandon that made it maybe 5 years. Either died or came back to one degree or another. Grand kids really help modulating the perils of retirement....you've been warned....
 

DragonClaw

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Fish and hunt while taking care of the property.
My folks said I'd be getting most of the guns and a parcel of land. So. I dunno.

I can't rely on them to leave me anything but if I do get land or assets, I guess it would be cool.
 

johnrsemt

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My old company we used to joke about working until noon the day of our funeral, and having dispatch send us out of town at 1130 for a 6 hour 1 way transport when our funeral is at 1400
 

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Gotta say...I've seen a lot of folks retire...here's what I've learned...take nothing for granted. If not assisting other human beings in some way that are not retired, in my observations, you'll have a short retirement either because you drive your spouse insane or you die. If you don't have the money to live large (and I mean large), you will drive your spouse insane. They guys I've known that have successfully faded off into the sunset without a spectacular crash and burn are those that have some kind of social conscience and moral moorings.

Known a few that intended to fish and hunt and drink with abandon that made it maybe 5 years. Either died or came back to one degree or another. Grand kids really help modulating the perils of retirement....you've been warned....
”BOOM” mike drop.

Nailed it.
 

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