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Old 11-29-2012, 06:50 PM   #21
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If work sucks, you are in the wrong job.
Once I became an empty nester, I enjoyed my work. It got me out of the house, (which I don't do much of now) and I made some very nice friends. I got to work in so many different companies all over Boston, and in some I made a idfference. That is probably why I do so much for the residents here. It keeps my mind occupied and thinking. If I were still part of the working world, I could take off the winter and still collect my SS with no penalties.

My original grand plan was to work until I was 72. Then partially retire and do volunteer work for the Boston Symphony and Boston Ballet companies. That way I could get to see all of their preformances free.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #22
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I do what I do well. I work for a school district. My title is Autism Program Tutor but that can be misleading. What I do is more of a coach position. I travel to 20 different schools and coach others on how to work with kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). I help with programming and classroom strategies. It is a rewarding job, even though it can be quite stressful at times. Most days are very satisfying because I make a difference.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:43 PM   #24
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:12 PM   #25
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I was a Mystery Shopper for a movie theater that was near us for a few years. They changed hands and the program ended. I loved doing that. I actually belong to another Mystery Shopper site but haven't done any of theirs yet.
That is great Barbara, I agree, it is fun

The only thing that is a bit long winded is the reports afterwards....with some of the jobs they have soooo many questions and they take forever to type it all up
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:31 PM   #26
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I do what I do well. I work for a school district. My title is Autism Program Tutor but that can be misleading. What I do is more of a coach position. I travel to 20 different schools and coach others on how to work with kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). I help with programming and classroom strategies. It is a rewarding job, even though it can be quite stressful at times. Most days are very satisfying because I make a difference.
Kudos to you kid. And one for you and the kiddies.
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Unemployed cabinetmaker/engineer for 3 years now. I call myself a stay at home Dad now. I am self employed part-time flipping stuff like gym equip and doing small odd jobs. Maybe I should switch to semi-retired.
I had a job once for a cabinet maker. I loved the smell of the wood in the workshop. And I used to love to go out there and watch the skill the men used in doing their craft.
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