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I've worked off and on all my life. Took a 14 year break to raise 2 kids, then went back to work after a divorce. Got downsized from a middle management position in 1993, remarried, and returned to college to pursue the career I've always wanted, school psychologist. After graduating, got another divorce and, dying to flee the big city, found a job in a rural community in the mountains.

So, here I am, living in a resort community, and working in a school system with great hours and lots of time off. I call it my "retirement career". Since I never earned retirement at any of my previous jobs, I'll stick around here another 12 years, or until I'm 70, until I build up a decent retirement check. At that time, I'll evaluate my situation and see if I want to retire or continue. With all the time I get off, I don't much need to retire and I get to stay active enough to keep me happy. Best of both worlds.
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