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I am into my third career. The first 20 yrs was the corporate gig. The second 15 years was my do what I was passionate about (and alot of hours). The third career has been working on my terms. Third career ended due to COVID and a couple of surgeries for my wife. Not sure when I will start again....

The money is not important. The flexibility and schedule is. In my last "career", I would not start before 10 am, would be done by 4 pm, and only "work" twice a week. I also told the employer when I "would" take time off - not "ask" for time off.

When COVID is over, I don't think I will work in a compensated position. The most important aspect of what I do is "having a purpose." I am "working" to stay engaged and do something for someone else.

Otherwise, life is pretty boring. :)
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