I wonder how many myLot writers are actually retired?

Eugene, Oregon
April 9, 2016 10:19am CST
Conversely, of course, I wonder how many work full time or part time as I do (Only a day or two a week lately). I read many here whom I know are working full time jobs and still make time to post discussions and comment. Some are retired and able to check in several times a day. And yes, I also see some full time very busy moms who take on so much, but like to myLot some as well. This all came to mind, I suppose, since I am up at 7 AM this Saturday morning and preparing to work a six or seven hour shift on the sales floor of the "everything about wild birds" store today. It is the store's third anniversary and they are doing one of those black bag sales (20% off everything you can get in a black bag we will provide at the door). So, where do you fit: retired, retired and working part time like me, busy mom/dad, full time worker or some category I missed? Since it is early, I will have time to check back in briefly before I go in at 11. I hope all who read this (and myLotters who do not) have a great productive day, whatever you do.
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@sallypup (27116)
• Moses Lake, Washington
9 Apr 16
My husband landed a decent job about 16 years ago. Before that I was the main bread winner. I cleaned toilets etc for seniors. We agreed that since he had the better job now it was time for me to stay home and work there. So that's me: home gardener and cook and critter wrangler. How could I forget the poetry? Poetry and at times short stories factor in, too.
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Apr 16
It is great that you have time now to write some. I want to get back to poetry too and write more short stories as well. My wife is actually working on a novel that has been rolling around in her head and in stories she has written.
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@RasmaSandra (17569)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Apr 16
@JamesHxstatic My hubby is retired. I would love to have a job here at least for awhile however the problem is that jobs are few and far between and the second thing is that people still require workers even in the stores to know Russian and I never learned the language. So I work at home on the PC and finances are extremely tight.
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@sallypup (27116)
• Moses Lake, Washington
9 Apr 16
@JamesHxstatic One of the huge reasons why we are considering moving to the Corvallis area in a few years is the culture issue. I write in a bubble here. No poetic venues at all. My hubby misses the university atmosphere.
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@josie_ (7348)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
As a full time housewife, I don't think I'll be retiring anytime soon
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Apr 16
I know there are many of you in-home workers around. You have your hands full, I'm sure.
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@josie_ (7348)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
@JamesHxstatic _Try 10 grandchildren and 1 overgrown baby(hubby) kind of hands full.
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@GardenGerty (99358)
• United States
9 Apr 16
I did take early Social Security and I do not work at this time. That was due to some circumstances and health issues. I might consider a part time job, but do not find myself in a position right now. I keep busy enough though that I may not check in here as much as I like.
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Apr 16
I am sure there is quite a mix of occupations and ways people spend there time among myLot members.
• United States
9 Apr 16
I am hoping I reach my 62nd birthday so I can take the early Social Security. When I was diagnosed with the stage 4 cancer, I went to Social Security and they told me that since I seem to be able to work, that I was denied. Can't win for losing!
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• United States
10 Apr 16
@CoralLevang Documentation from your doctor did not help? I would think that would be all that was required.
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
9 Apr 16
I am retired, though I do have a job at the racecourse for 38 days a year.
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Apr 16
38 days is plenty. Do you place bets there too?
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
9 Apr 16
@JamesHxstatic No I'm not allowed to bet on duty. I sell entrance tickets or racecards. I used to work for the Tote, taking bets, but now I work for the actual racecourse.
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
10 Apr 16
@JudyEv No, Aintree is 200 miles north of us - I work at our local racecourse which is Newmarket. However I went to the Grand National 17 times in a row in my capacity as a betting operator.
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@cindiowens (3841)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
9 Apr 16
Busy Mom, Full time employed Nurse. I love it here tho, and get here when I can.
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Apr 16
That is full time plus. Do you work in a hospital?
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
9 Apr 16
@JamesHxstatic Yes, I do work in a hospital. A very busy one. It is tiring to say the least.
@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
9 Apr 16
Officially I have retired. Unofficially I babysit my grandchildren and I am the full time caregiver for my elderly father. What category does that put me into?
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Apr 16
Very busy and a woman in the middle. I hope you get some time for yourself too.
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@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
9 Apr 16
@JamesHxstatic some day. For. Ow I grab a few minutes here and there.
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• Canada
9 Apr 16
I fall into the fulltime mom. From time to time we are very busy, but others my health issues make me rest.
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• China
10 Apr 16
I have been retired for 7 years.Soon after retirement, I logged up mylot.Normally I come here in the afternoon,because in the morning , I have to walking at a quick pace for half an hour or an hour, play musical instruments and do some household chore.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Apr 16
It is good to keep buy after retirement. I work some still and play ping pong, shoot pool, swim and do some yoga.
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• China
11 Apr 16
@JamesHxstatic You are the type of person with wide interests.Doing some Yoga surely makes your muscles lithe .
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• Eugene, Oregon
11 Apr 16
@changjiangzhibin89 I do have many interests and yoga is so good for body and mind. My teacher was born in Mongolia and studied in India. He is a real asset to the community.
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@TheSojourner (17454)
• United States
9 Apr 16
As of right now I am what I call not working. Have someone call me semi retired as I just resigned my last position on the first of February. At this point in between jobs, because I really want to do more freelance work. I am in between right now ... Am not old enough for Social Security. Looking to bring on some additional coaching clients.
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Apr 16
What kind of coaching? If you have written about that I have not seen it yet. Good luck with the new clients.
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• United States
9 Apr 16
@JamesHxstatic life and career
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Apr 16
@CoralLevang Okay, thanks!
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@just4him (117099)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Apr 16
I'm retired and enjoying it for the most part, so I can be here most of the time. Though I am also an author working on her next book, so in a way, I'm also working, though on my own time and the pay will be when a book is sold. So mostly retired.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Apr 16
That is great. I hope the book sells. My wife is working on a novel.
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@just4him (117099)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Apr 16
@JamesHxstatic That's awesome! I hope they sell as well. I've contracted with an editing team that will help market them and increase sales.
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• United States
9 Apr 16
i dunno what i'd call myself? sadly unemployed? physically challenged? i've much prefer to be workin'. btw, what kinda birds're these, hon? they showed'p yesterday. i did a discussion 'bout 'em, but thus far nobody's a clue.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Apr 16
Those are some beautiful Cedar Waxwings, on of my favorites and I have not seen any around here lately.
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• United States
10 Apr 16
@JamesHxstatic thanks! ms. sue pointed me to that direction (i plead laziness'n lookin' myself..). i reckon that aint't yer place coz they were dinin' here 'pon the ripened juniper berries, lol. i read'p'n 'em though 'n 'tis possible if'n i'd more berry producin' schtuff they might stay 'n raise some young'uns. didn't seem 'em today, though the winds were howlin' most'f it 'n i figure they prolly were seekin' shelter from such. mercy if'n they aint fascinatin' to watch!
@rona07 (1665)
• Philippines
10 Apr 16
i think i fall on the.. mom with a full time work who still got time to browse and interact on the web. Well the main reason im on the net most of my free time is to earn another side income and land a home based job. But i have no such luck yet.. Will get there soon.. I hope.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Apr 16
I wish you well with that job.
@Macarrosel (7572)
• Philippines
10 Apr 16
I am a retired banker and now a full time mom taking care of my family.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Apr 16
Good for you. Retirement is a good thing.
@Tampa_girl7 (25693)
• United States
10 Apr 16
I am a homemaker.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Apr 16
And a good one, I am sure.
@TheHorse (65877)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Apr 16
I actually worked a bit today. I graded some papers and also wrote a progress note, which I sent (emailed) to one of my other jobs. I am NOT retired, and won't be for a long time.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Apr 16
I hope that is a good thing for you. You seem a man of varied talents.
@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
10 Apr 16
Part time for me. Since ibhave other.jobs and looking for more.jobs
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Apr 16
That is more common these days, I know.
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@JudyEv (123285)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Apr 16
I am retired which is lucky as I really enjoy being on here. There are some very active members who work full-time. They must be very organised I think.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Apr 16
They would have to be to be active here.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
9 Apr 16
Good question! I work full time, do art and blog on the weekend. Still trying to build my reader base, too. I also do a lot of tabletop role playing.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Apr 16
You sound busy too. I know it is hard to build a following on a blog. What is tabletop role playing? Worth a discussion maybe?
@amadeo (65962)
• United States
9 Apr 16
I am retired.Work at the health club and animal shelter.
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@LadyDuck (157635)
• Switzerland
10 Apr 16
Both my husband and I are retired, but still work part time, as usual as self employed.