I Retired Early

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    pinky221157 pinky221157
    56-60, F
    1 Response Apr 26, 2015

    Retired At 45!

    I became "medically retired" at the age of 45, due to Schizophrenia, a mental condition I developed from another condition known as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (my late mother drank alcoholic beverages, while carrying me in her womb, before I was born). The daily stresses of...
    Geemoe2010 Geemoe2010
    46-50, M
    Sep 25, 2009

    The worst part about being financially

    independent and not having to work is the fact that everybody you know are at work!
    gecko235 gecko235
    22-25, M
    Aug 19, 2014

    I Had to Retire

    I had a job in a pulp mill, making good money, but my wife(now-ex-wife)cheated on me with my best friend and the ensuing divorce caused me to go bankrupt. I had a nervous breakdown, left because they said I was in no shape to work there. No severance pay because of bankruptcy...
    hamptonian hamptonian
    56-60, M
    Oct 29, 2007

    recently retired , wondering

    where to and what to do next
    dakjr58 dakjr58
    56-60, M
    Jan 10

    Retired But Still Working

    After 20 years and several days, I hung up the only suit that I wore for half my life.  I look back at those times and sometime wish I had been able to stick with it.  When 911 happened, I put in my request to return to active duty but was turned down.  I still...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 27, 2008

    I Had to Retire

    I had a job in a pulp mill, making good money, but my wife(now-ex-wife)cheated on me with my best friend and the ensuing divorce caused me to go bankrupt. I had a nervous breakdown, left because they said I was in no shape to work there. No severance pay because of bankruptcy...
    hamptonian hamptonian
    56-60, M
    1 Response Oct 29, 2007

    It's Quite An Adjustment

    After 35 years 7 months, I retired from the USPS.  It has been quite an adjustment leaving a job where I was busy 12 hours a day making decisions every hour of the 12.  Dealing with customer service issues, unions, scheduling, working in retail, etc. there was always...
    masheely masheely
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 26, 2010
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