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After reading lady123 retirement #7161074
01/29/21 07:52 PM
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How many of us on here are retired and how long.. Come end of February will be retired 9 years, working part time 30 to 32 hours pet week.


"Keep your traps free"
Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161111
01/29/21 08:11 PM
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Wisconsin
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I'm 67 and still working for the State of Wisconsin. Really tough to leave working a schedule of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday...every weekend is a 4-day weekend. For about the last 11 months I have been working at home with a 15-step commute in the morning. Really enjoy my job and will probably hang in there for a while yet.

Moosetrot

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161122
01/29/21 08:15 PM
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Woodhull, Illinois 77
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Pulled the plug on full time job in August of 2007, Was 65 and 8 months.

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161135
01/29/21 08:20 PM
01/29/21 08:20 PM
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 14,071
Goldsboro, North Carolina
I retired from the military in January 1992 at the age of 42. Went straight into beaver'n full time, then after dad passed in 1997, I got Dobbins' Products. I had a lot more free time before I retired from the military - lol.



Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161184
01/29/21 08:50 PM
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Oakland, MS
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Oakland, MS
68 now pulled the plug at 62 and not looked back.


�Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves. � � Winston Churchill








Life member NTA , and GA Trappers assoc .
Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161189
01/29/21 08:54 PM
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Im 62, retired from the mining industry when I was 54. I started underground 22 days after my 18th birthday. Only real full time job I ever had.

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161196
01/29/21 09:00 PM
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Southeast, Alaska
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Southeast, Alaska
My ol man retires in 3 months when he turns 58. I got a rats nest of copper wire for us to strip, thats his retirement party.

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161201
01/29/21 09:02 PM
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2 years here retired at 63.

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161203
01/29/21 09:03 PM
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Took a RR pension in 2012.
Far from retired though.Still trap,do fur work,and nuisance trapping.
Do it all on MY schedule now-that is the beauty of it.

Last edited by Boco; 01/29/21 09:03 PM.
Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161204
01/29/21 09:03 PM
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8 years for me retired at 58.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161208
01/29/21 09:07 PM
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I know I'm early. June of 2022. Will be 60. Would work longer but would lose my health benefits, they are changing the formula.

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161214
01/29/21 09:10 PM
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Retired two years ago after 40 years in the Steelworkers Union.


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Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161219
01/29/21 09:12 PM
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saskatchewan,canada
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i rented my farm out and retired 12 years ago at age 54. Been enjoying life since. When asked how i like retirement i say it's great but the pay isn't as good. lol

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161236
01/29/21 09:21 PM
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Idaho, Lemhi County
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Retired from Alaska in 2008 at age 53. Been doing contract wolfing (mostly catch-and-release collaring) on my schedule ever since in various places in the world (Idaho, Wyoming, Alaska, Mongolia). Hopefully, I pulled the pin on that gig after last summer. Looking forward to down-sizing my contracting work, and spending more time catfishing, fur trapping, and snake wrangling before I take the big dirt nap.

Jack

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161247
01/29/21 09:26 PM
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south central ohio
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I retired in 2013 from the railroad at 60 ,have been retired for 7 yrs. Every since I retired the fur market has been in the crapper.

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161248
01/29/21 09:26 PM
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Retired at the end of Sept 2010 at age 56 and have not been employeed since. Been doing what I wanted and have no problem staying as busy as I can stand.

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161250
01/29/21 09:27 PM
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Retirement is for old people. At age 74 I still get a paycheck. Can't remember missing any since June of 1966. I may stop working when I tip over,

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161355
01/29/21 10:21 PM
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Im 55 with a little over 33 years at my job. Absolutely hate what I do. Im fully vested and as soon as I can find something else to do Im going to get out of this crap hole. Ill either try to find a couple of part time gigs or a decent full time job.




I'm itchin' to see a coyote twitchin'.

More trappin' and less yappin'.



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Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161372
01/29/21 10:32 PM
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I'm 69, was forced out 11 years ago. Went from a BIG bottle of Tums a week to maybe one tablet a month. My wife retired a year ago at 65. We managed our money/savings to the point that we are better off now than when we were working. We have three kids that are all doing well. No grand kids, just grand dogs. Three black labs and a black standard poodle.

Re: After reading lady123 retirement [Re: wamp] #7161373
01/29/21 10:33 PM
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South Ga - Almost Florida
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Good grief! Nearly everyone on Tman is OLD! Trappers are a dying breed.

I'll be retired in July 2022. I'll be 57.


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