TBD on Ning

Will people ever catch on to my habit of including statements here......

......that are thinly diguised as questions?


Yup, that was one of 'em.


Well, after a year and eight months of mostly being unemployed, tomorrow I start working at a real job again.  That's right, I'll be re-entering my career field.


Oh, it'll be different this time.  I'm taking a job that will be for only about twenty hours a week, no benefits, and much less pay than I used to make.  Its "welcome to the new, leaned down American workplace".


I've been getting by OK, I went on Social Security last year, and I've qualified for unemployment as long as I've been out of work.  In fact, I still have about fifteen weeks of unused unemployment left.


But ya know what?  I feel absolutely energized about going back to work.  I'm looking forward to it.


Ya see, when I lost my job (my employer closed the doors and went out of business), it really disrupted my retirement plans.  I really wanted to go when I wanted to go.  I guess I was like a lot of other Boomers.  It was a real reality check to suddenly be dumped out of the workforce, and slowly realize that nobody really wanted an aging person who was used to good money, good benefits, and had limited computer skills.


Well, I'm back Baby!  Lets see where this next turn in life takes me!


Uh, in the mean time, my new employer may not appreciate me checking in on the TBD/Ning on company time, so I'll limit my contributions to the times other than my work hours.


So, tomorrow morning, as Mick Jagger once advised in the song "Dear Doctor", I'll "put my suit on, pull my socks up, and comb my long hair down".


And I'll keep ya posted.



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congrats Gary--this could be habit forming, my friend!!!!!
Well, the job has now grown from 20 hours a week to how ever much I want to work. Hell, I'm gonna go for it. This winter, things will slow down again, so I'm gonna grab the cabbage while its there.
I'm sitting in a motel wating to go to my 55th High School Reunion and got on the computer. Came across this and found it interesting. I've been fully retired for about 2 1/2 years now. I will probably go back to doing something sometime soon, but it won't be real estate appraisal or defense contracting. Been there, done that.I may try selling bicycles to old people. (:>)
Make sure its those three wheelers, Robbie!




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