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38 years old. Contemplating retiring

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by toyotatacomaTRD, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Feb 11, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

    toyotatacomaTRD [OP] Senior Member

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    You've been able to get pretty darn accurate based on a small fraction of what I've said. I can tell you are very good at what you do. I appreciate all the advice.

    What's really funny is I've definitely prematurely painted rooms for something to do on a rainy Saturday in the hopes of being able to relax on the nice days, the problem is the nice days ends up being great for cleaning gutters for the next time it might rain.

    Alarm is set for 5am, but I never need it.
    I'm always up at 430 because the first couple hours in the office before anyone else arrives are the most productive.

    Still don't know what I'll do, but appreciate all the great advice I've received since creating this thread.
     
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  2. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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    theredofshaw

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    I’m always in early because of the same reasons. It’s quiet, no distractions, and our crappy internet moves faster earlier in the day. I just bounce out early and no one says crap haha
     
  3. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:55 PM
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    NunyaBizness

    NunyaBizness President of the jberry813 fan club

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    Yeah...

    Id bail out... like I did... after the schenanigans
     
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  4. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:03 PM
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    The Real Moondog

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    Make sure your lawyer is very well versed in employment law - please. Since you are represented I’ll keep my two cents to myself but I see so many plaintiff’s employment lawyers that are just straight up terrible and they make my job so much easier. Honestly, go to dol.gov and read up on worker’s comp laws and then do the same for your state just so you will know if you hear something that doesn’t sound right. Best of luck to you and I’m sorry you’re having to go through this.
     
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  5. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:11 PM
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    Casper66

    Casper66 grumpy ass

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    My wife is a Paralegal and the senior partners recommended this attny he is a Workers Comp and employment law specialist. I’ve had him involved for about a year now this is all he does. The whole deal just sucks. I hoped with it being a work injury they would have helped me some more in this regard but I guess their at their end. My restrictions make me unfit to perform my job. They already made a PPD payment and acknowledged the permanent disability. As a whole the company has been very supportive through all this and have done things for me even the attny hadn’t seen before.
     
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  6. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    billum v2.0

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    Don't mistake my posts as advice, meant only so you recognize you're situation isn't unique (well, the saving 100% of your income isn't something I've ever run into before, so you got me on that one).

    Part of what I do now is consult in business acquisitions as well as finance them. The first thing we do when we step onsite is identify you. Retaining you is key to the purchase and future success. Nearly every time we meet, you're in some stage of burnout. Typically (if you're not the owner) it's because management has delegated their responsibilities to you and a large portion of your co-worker's are happy to let you do their jobs as well. Without fail, you're in early/stay late to do your assigned job, because you have to do everyone else's during normal hours. You give your vacation days to co-workers or the company. Everything runs like a well oiled machine (for everyone else), right up to the day you walk in and quit.

    Money isn't your motivating factor, nor is management or peer approval. It's a personal drive that can't be taught or learned. Runs much deeper than work ethic. We (either my wife and I or one of my partner's and his wife) almost always have dinner privately with you and your spouse because frankly, you don't share squat........... but your spouse does. They've heard exactly what the specific work issues are (often) and don't define sharing them as "bitching", especially to another spouse.

    So, reread your original post. If you truly dislike the work (as opposed to the job), that's one thing. If you dislike what the job's become but still enjoy the work, that's another. The former, we'd tell the buyers there's a 90% chance you'll leave before or shortly after the acquisition. The latter, 90% chance you'll stay with responsibility changes. Rarely do we finance an acquisition when the key person can't be retained.

    You'll be fine whatever you decide. And regardless, your house/car/yard and gutters will continue to be the envy of the neighborhood.

    Best.
     
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  7. Feb 11, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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    The Real Moondog

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    I am glad they have been trying to work with you and very sorry you are having all these issues. Best of luck to you,
     
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  8. Feb 14, 2019 at 5:09 AM
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    PackCon

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    Why not just get another job?

    Don’t stay at a job you dislike. Its never worth the money or the stress.

    Who says you can’t get a job better than what you have now while making more?
     
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