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Subject: Re: Retirees Working Date: 3/31/2001 4:14 AM
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Hi jtmitch

After retiring in 1994, I started work immediately with another company in the sales department. Prior to that I was in a technical job. The new company wanted me for my contacts, which was okay but I only wanted to work part time. It didn't work out.

About a year later I had a chance to work as a consultant for my previous employer. I started and haven't looked back.

I compete against young people who know everything so it keeps me sharp. I have to stay ahead of them technically, including computers and all of the associated hardware.

Probably my main selling point is my location. I've got easy access to European centers, so it's cheaper for my company to use me than to send someone from the U.S.. This is an initial advantage. Soon the company finds that they can use you everywhere and your value increases again.

I guess if I would choose one skill to learn, to be able to work after retirement, it would be computer skills.

Above all, it's satisfying that I can find work and keep active. I've got lots of hobbies and things but being able to collect money for doing something that, to me, is enjoyable is like heaven.

Good luck.

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