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Offline Suka

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When to end it and call it quits(sp?).
« on: May 21, 2015, 10:15:02 PM »
I've been doing my job for over 25 years, and I'm burned out.  I haven't posted much (other than birds) or responded to much of your photos or comments for some time.  I'm asking those of you who have decided to retire from your place of employment early or late - did you make the correct decision.  When is the best time to call it done and reply upon the Gov?             

Offline AndyCivil

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Re: When to end it and call it quits(sp?).
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2015, 12:28:13 AM »
I worked straight for 23 years, but Nortel kinda quit for me. Then I stayed home to be a stay-at-home Dad—it's been wonderful.

We're all different.

Offline Doodle

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Re: When to end it and call it quits(sp?).
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2015, 06:46:29 AM »
I've been doing my job for over 25 years, and I'm burned out.  I haven't posted much (other than birds) or responded to much of your photos or comments for some time.  I'm asking those of you who have decided to retire from your place of employment early or late - did you make the correct decision.  When is the best time to call it done and reply upon the Gov?             

I hate to admit this, but I think you answered your own question sir. 
There's no law that says you have to stay working or stay retired either.  I hope you take a break from working (retire) and if you get bored, I hope you go back and find some easy part time job to help fill time.  I did and I used that money as my "mad money".  (it also bought all my camera gear)
Enjoy a little free time (for Gods sake you EARNED it).  If you like it...enjoy it forever :)
Good luck on whatever you decide bud.
Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?

Offline Ochotona

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Re: When to end it and call it quits(sp?).
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2015, 08:44:27 AM »
I'm still more than a decade away from being able to retire, but I've always been guided by the thought that your future is not guaranteed, so the earlier you can retire, the better.  We all know people who have worked hard their whole lives only to retire and die a year later, or become so ill they can't do the things they planned to do.  Cheery thoughts for a photo forum!   :D   So if you can swing it financially, and you have your health, I say go for it.  That's the view from 45 anyway.

Now get over yourself and start commenting again.  My amazing toad photos would be a good place to start. ;D
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Offline Bish

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Re: When to end it and call it quits(sp?).
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2015, 01:47:49 PM »
If it feels right, and you can afford it, do it.

i have, assuming the laws don't change, and I don't win the lottery, just over 32 years before I can officially retire, I aim not to be waiting that long.
C&C always welcome. If you want to try re-editing any of my shots, feel free.

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