Are you retired?

@GardenGerty (99286)
United States
January 31, 2007 5:56pm CST
From what type of a job? How old are you?
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15 responses
• Ireland
1 Feb 07
I suppose I could call myself retired though my husband is still working away at his job. I worked as a secretary in a brewery in Dublin and I gave this up two years after I got married because I wanted to start a family. I began teaching music while my children were still very young and I just retired from that last year. Now, at sixty two, I am learning to play the violin and then I want to learn to play the guitar and clarinet. I am also considering taking up my teaching job again, as I am beginning to miss it, and the money was good.
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@tmnjyk (3490)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
No I am not retired. I am still too young to be retired lol! I work in the education field. I am 25 years old. How about you?
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@GardenGerty (99286)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I am a paraeducator, which means I work with students with special needs. I also am a residential support staff for adults who are mentally or physically handicapped.
@limitup (325)
• United States
22 Feb 07
That is an honorable profession. I suspect that it can take a lot of patience at times. Do special needs children/adults seem to be happy with their lives and their perceptions of the world? I love to see the smiles on their face as it makes me think that maybe they have found a level of happiness in this world that perhaps the rest of us have not found yet. I hope that is the case anyway. In any event I am incredibly grateful for my capacity and my health.
@yanjiaren (9050)
3 Feb 07
i would love to retire..in five years so i can do the things i want to do..all the arty farty stuff lol
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I'm 57 and I've been retired from my normal career for the past 6 years. (I'm not physically able to do that type of job anymore.) I was a nurse and I worked for a Visiting Nurse Agency taking care of mostly cancer patients, alzheimer, and the elderly who had other things wrong with them. Now I work online as a broker/trainer for a discount dental/health company (over the internet) since I can't get out of the house to work like I used to.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
I am not retired, nor is my husband. He is 70, and I am 59. He is an optician, and I am an artist. What about you?
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@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Well, I am not as Young as a lot of the people on here, but I am Older than I look as well. But no, I am not Retired yet. I still have over 20 yrs. before I am old enough to retire, and hopefully my Health will hold out to where I can wait to retire then, unless I find a way online to make about what I can for someone else, and still afford Medical.
@wiessied (646)
• United States
1 Feb 07
No not even close to being retired being 33,ive got awhile to go yet so hopefully i will be very well off by then.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
Yes. Job-Fraud Investigator. Age-look younger than my years and wiser than I look.
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Nope I am not old enough to retire. I used to work till my health got so bad that I could not work any more. i do alot of volunteer work now. I am the director/President of the local food pantry for low income citizens among other things. LOL I am not going to tell you my age.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
Nope, I am not retired. I will probably work well into my seventies. My husband can retire early, and probably will! He works for the railroad. I am a nurse, we never get breaks like that! I am 41.
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
22 Feb 07
Yes, I am retired. I was a Primary School Teacher for 23 years. I have just turned 49!
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
22 Feb 07
No I am not retired. I am 49. I used to work for Avis Car Rental, but now I am a home executive:) I try to keep myself busy with all kinds of hobbies and MyLot has recently my favorite. And you?
@sunita64 (6474)
• India
8 Feb 07
No I am still working and retire after 18 years from my present job, I am 42 years of age, but even after retirement I will keep working.
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
7 Feb 07
Well, I am not retired, I am disabled and can't work. I am 48 years young.
@creationhub (3070)
• Malaysia
5 Feb 07
I am presently working in the construction industry as a project manager. I have by law another 7 years to retire at 55 years. You can guess my age now. I will be quiting my job in two months time to set up my own internet business. Being my own boss will give me the sense of personal security and freedom.