For a retired guy, I worked a lot the last three days

Eugene, Oregon
October 25, 2015 10:29pm CST
I used to put in fifty hours a week quite often before I retired from the office I worked in. Retired nearly four years now, I took at part-time job at a store that caters to birding enthusiasts who like to watch and feed birds. I normally work eighteen to twenty hours a week, but volunteered to fill in if others need time off. So after 21 hours in three days, I am glad to be off tomorrow. I am not scheduled to be in again until Tuesday and then off until Saturday. That is a schedule I find appealing.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
This sounds like you have found your niche. It is something you enjoy, but be careful you do not over do it and burn out.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Oct 15
Yes, I want to keep it to maybe 20 or so hours per week.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
@JamesHxstatic That sounds workable. Four days of five hours or five days or four would be pleasant.
• Eugene, Oregon
27 Oct 15
@ElizabethWallace Yes, For the rest of the week, I only work Tuesday and Thursday, maybe Saturday.
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@suziecat7 (2739)
• Asheville, North Carolina
27 Oct 15
I now work 24 hours a week now and that's enough for me. Your job sounds fun.
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Oct 15
It is pretty much fun, people who feed birds come in happy and some spend large amounts of money!
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• United States
27 Oct 15
@JamesHxstatic I know I always did when I was able to hang feeders where I lived. Not possible here, no trees with low limbs and no flower beds without hedges in them. Bummer.
@dianadee (1107)
• South Africa
26 Oct 15
That must be interesting..also be tired when you get home!
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Oct 15
Since I am on my feet selling to customers most of the time there, my legs get quite tired.
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@dianadee (1107)
• South Africa
26 Oct 15
@JamesHxstatic Blessing to have extra cash for the extra needs that seem to appear suddenly around the corner!
@SIMPLYD (65682)
• Philippines
26 Oct 15
It is nice to know that even if you are retired already , you are still employed . Here , when you are over even 40 , it's so hard to get a job already .
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Oct 15
I am surprised to hear that. Many senior citizens work here at part-time jobs.
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@SIMPLYD (65682)
• Philippines
27 Oct 15
@JamesHxstatic It's so nice to be senior in your country because you can still work on part time jobs.
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@sallypup (13734)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Oct 15
I found you! Guess what?? My husband and I are seriously thinking of moving down to the Corvallis area in the next 5 years. I can't believe it, either but I am really studying the house prices and thinking about the logistics etc.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Oct 15
Corvallis is one of our favorite places, only about 40 miles away, with a really nice little downtown area. Western Oregon gets a whole lot of rain normally, so be ready for that.
@sallypup (13734)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Oct 15
@JamesHxstatic We used to live north of Seattle and have also lived in Seattle- just so long as I don't have to drive in freezing ice too often I will be delighted. Poetry readings!!!
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@TheHorse (36072)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Oct 15
I like the idea of working part time. Or rather, of working when I want to.
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Oct 15
I am not quite working only when I want to, but am getting days off that I want.
@softbabe44 (6003)
• Vancouver, Washington
27 Oct 15
It makes more sense to do what you like to do.
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• United States
26 Oct 15
Bet you're exhausted after three days of working. Hope you enjoy your time off before you have to go back
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@jaboUK (44381)
• United Kingdom
26 Oct 15
That does sound a bit much, but personally I would rather work 3 full days, than spread the hours out over 5/6 days.
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@Rollo1 (16793)
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Oct 15
I remember a job I regularly worked overtime at because others were always calling in sick or not showing up. Add their regular vacations into the mix and I was getting rich, lol. It's hard to be the most reliable employee. At least you know you will always get enough hours to make it worthwhile.
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@jstory07 (42911)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Oct 15
If you enjoy what you are doing than you should do it.
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@LadyDuck (75613)
• Switzerland
26 Oct 15
I think that working part time is a good way to stay in shape, feel useful and make some money for nice dinners and vacations. Do not work too much.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Oct 15
It really is, Anna. That extra few hundred dollars each month is nice.
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@LadyDuck (75613)
• Switzerland
26 Oct 15
@JamesHxstatic I know, this is why my hubby has not completely retired.
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@vickyrose (1546)
• Canberra, Australia
28 Oct 15
James, it's great to find you here and read your writings again!
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• Eugene, Oregon
28 Oct 15
Thank you so much! It is great to see you as well!
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@just4him (61417)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Oct 15
It's easy to get caught up in a job you like. I'm glad you'll have time off to feel retired over the next few days.
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Oct 15
This day off went fast. I almost forgot I work Tuesday and Thursday but am off on Saturday.
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@Samanthavv (1401)
• United States
26 Oct 15
Oh man. You must be tired if you're not used to it. I wish I could get a part time job,
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Oct 15
I am pretty hardy and do yoga to stay in shape and walk a lot too.
@DeborahDiane (11041)
• Laguna Woods, California
26 Oct 15
They must appreciate you for being a good employee. Good employees are hard to find and I am sure you do a good job. Glad you are getting time off, though.
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Oct 15
I suspect that is the case. I am fairly level headed compared to one or two others.
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@ricki_911 (14485)
• Toronto, Ontario
26 Oct 15
Yes, I can imagine being tired after having time off then working so much when your body isn't use to it.
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@Jessicalynnt (44352)
• Centralia, Missouri
26 Oct 15
well, the extra money I am sure you can find some fun use for!
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• United States
26 Oct 15
You don't want to earn too much money from that part time job and get penalized by SS.
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@wetnosedogs (1734)
• United States
26 Oct 15
Get some much needed rest, do what you want. Remember you are retired.