My brother in law may be forced to retire

@snowy22315 (52655)
United States
March 13, 2017 8:59am CST
I was talking to my mom yesterday who said that my brother in law may be forced into retirement due to state budget cuts. He is relatively young..under 60, and it comes at kind of a sucky time due to their younger son starting college in the Fall..but he said it might entitle them to a bigger financial aid package. It won't happen until the end of the year, but it seems pretty much like a done deal. He said it will take him that long to get used to the idea. I always thought he and my sister might be able to do some sort of environmental consulting business as they are in the same sort of field, and her job isn't very secure at this point either, but time will tell.
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@prinzcy (5057)
• Malaysia
13 Mar 17
Seems like economy is bad almost everywhere.
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@snowy22315 (52655)
• United States
13 Mar 17
Well all the states are pretty cash strapped to the best of my knowledge.
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@JudyEv (134920)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Mar 17
Nothing is sure in this world at the moment. I hope whatever happens turns out for the best.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
13 Mar 17
I met a woman at the pool who is 59 and will be losing her job, too. She wasn't too worried about finding something else. I hope everything works out for you bil.
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@snowy22315 (52655)
• United States
13 Mar 17
I think they will make the best of a bad situation.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
13 Mar 17
@snowy22315 I hope so. They have the right attitude, too.
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• United States
13 Mar 17
It's hard when it isn't a choice we have made.
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@snowy22315 (52655)
• United States
13 Mar 17
Yeah I mean he will have a decent pension, but I know he wouldn't,t have chosen to retire now.
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• United States
14 Mar 17
@snowy22315 He can at least be free to take a lesser salary than he had and perhaps do something he really likes.
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@snowy22315 (52655)
• United States
14 Mar 17
@Jeanniemaries he does lijke irate and is a blackbelt. Mmatpybe he could teach some classes.
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• United States
13 Mar 17
I retired earlier than I had expected due to the company I worked for closed. It was a shock but now I'm happy and I hope your brother in law manages if he gets to take early retirement. Seems as if things like this are always at the worst times
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@snowy22315 (52655)
• United States
13 Mar 17
I am sure they have money tucked away and will be OK no matter what but being socked wit those tuition bills will take a toll.
@snowy22315 (52655)
• United States
13 Mar 17
@snowy22315 they are betternoff that I am for sure!
13 Mar 17
oh that's disappointing...
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@snowy22315 (52655)
• United States
13 Mar 17
It kinda is
@Corbin5 (115891)
• United States
13 Mar 17
I hope they can manage if your brother-in-law is forced into retirement. Starting a consulting business does sound like a good idea, since both may not have jobs in the future.
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@snowy22315 (52655)
• United States
13 Mar 17
Yeah well it seems like things change day by day so all I can say is its uncertain.
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@nomus24g (24878)
• India
13 Mar 17
that's sad :(
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@snowy22315 (52655)
• United States
13 Mar 17
Could bevalot worse believe me!
@sugartoes (42535)
• Greencastle, Indiana
13 Mar 17
wow that really sucks I hope they thought to put some money back for this cause it may be just the thing they MIGHT have to fall back on to make it.
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@snowy22315 (52655)
• United States
13 Mar 17
Their house is paid for and my sister is working at least for now.and hopefully will be able to continue so it shouldn't be awful.
@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
13 Mar 17
Oh that's sad. There is always an uncertainty about a job it's better to have your own business.
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@snowy22315 (52655)
• United States
13 Mar 17
Yeah it.s not ideal
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
13 Mar 17
It's hard to find a new job when the retirement age approaches. I think that they try to do the best they can in this situation.
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