I Retired Early

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    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

    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

    recently retired , wondering

    where to and what to do next
    dakjr58 dakjr58
    56-60, M
    Jan 10, 2016

    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

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

    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
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