How Do You Decide to Keep Working or Retire?

Updated : Oct 25, 2019 in Articles

How Do You Decide to Keep Working or Retire?


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[WORK NEVER GETS OLD]>>What was your first job?
[WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?]>>My first job was a newspaper route. I think I was about 11 years old.>>I worked at a fast-food restaurant.>>I was a carhop at an A&W Root Beer stand.>>I actually sold Maytag washers and dryers.>>I was a dancer in “The King and I.” I hadn’t finished high school. It was the first time I earned real money, and I earned enough to go to college.>>Are you working now?
[ARE YOU WORKING NOW?]>>I do work now.>>Part time.>>No, I’m retired.>>I am. I’m only 81, so I figured I have a few more good years.>>What keeps you working?
[WHAT KEEPS YOU WORKING?]>>What keeps me working at my age is just pure greed.>>Honestly, I cannot afford to retire now.>>I have to work because I need a paycheck. But it also… it gives me a purpose.>>I’m a productive person. And if I didn’t have to work, I would work. I like achieving things.>>I just love going to work. I mean, what else are you going to do?>>What advice would you give your younger self about work?
[WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR YOUNGER SELF ABOUT WORK?]>>Don’t work too hard. Don’t overdo it. Because if you’re not there any longer, they will forget about you in about a week.>>They only rent you for eight hours a day. Don’t give them more.>>Don’t worry about how anybody else is doing.>>Be respectful of others.>>Do what you love.>>And work for people that you respect and that share your values.

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