Is retirement hard for people who are used to working their whole life?
Assuming you have enough money to last for the rest of your life, will you retire and just do gardening or what you like to do most?
Each person's different. Retirement can mean resting, whereas 2 others it can mean boredom.
I like my work and will keep doing it as for as long as I continue to like it.
I doubt that I will ever stop working completely. I work for myself so I have that option. However, I have been PMR (Pretty Much Retired) for a number of years now. I work, but not as much as I used to.
I have seen people retire and die quickly. Maybe they retired because they were not feeling well or maybe with no more goals they just had no reason to go on living?
I agree with SpaceAge, each person is different. For instance my dad, he retired for a year and then due to boredom he came out of retirement.
Me, I will just work on but maybe on a different pace.
I suppose it depends on how someone views retirement. Some people (it seems like it happens to men more than women) retire and then feel useless because they're not out busting their butt every day to bring in their usual paycheck. These are generally the people that just kind of wither away or get really cranky with the world. Others see retirement as a way to finally free up time for the things they've been wanting to do, and still stay busy and productive. Still others, as Pcunix has mentioned, don't completely retire so that they can better handle the work load, enjoy life a bit while they still have some left, but can also bring in the paycheck they're so used to and/or continue a career they love. My husband can retire in 13 years if he wants to, but he's predicting he'll still be running crazy assisting surgeries when he's 80 because he doesn't know how to sit still and there's only so much around the house that needs to be fixed.
I actually retired 2 times and now I am planning my third retirement. LOL My problem is that I love my job and I could work a few more years. I retired from my first job 7 years ago, but I haven't stopped working. I do choose a less demanding job and work only 30 hours a week.
I get a lot out of my job and would like to continue working until I don't want to anymore. I have spent the last two weeks doing jobs around the house and I cannot imagine ever getting everything done. I think I am safe if I decide to stay home.
Retirement from job need not be retirement from work. One can always look at retirement from job as an opportunity to do something you really enjoy doing and the flexibility you wanted. Actually retirement can make one busier than in the job if well organized.
Yaa, its very hard, truley speaking people who work hard almost all his life can't sit doing nothing.
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