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It has been 1 year since I retired.It was not because I wanted to but because I had 2 supervisers that wanted me out .Because of this, things became very strained in my house.I was on disability and social security.The depression that hit me was harsh.I had worked for this company for 20 years and always did the best I could.After I left a part time person was hired for my job even tho I requested part time and was denied it.After 1 year I am finally starting to enjoy my time off.Money is a big issue in our lives because of health care but I am so happy to be where I am. 

aristolochea aristolochea 66-70, F 4 Responses Oct 14, 2009

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Poor economies cause harsh environments for lessor of the social group of employees. Bosses always select the most threatening to their job, to fire. But, the better the employee you are to the company, the more the boss suffers after you are gone. What goes around, comes around. Time shall tell. Check in with your co-workers, at times.<br />
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In the meantime, enjoy life. Look at every negative, as a opportunity. Run with your new place in time. Take energy from the down hill, to rise again when going back up the ladder.

I call myself retired, but actually I haven't worked since 1990 when I went out on disability due to major depression and PTSD. At first I hated it, but now that I'm actually retirement age, I'm enjoying all this time to myself. Yes, it's rough getting by on SSDI, especially with rising medical costs (sho about the cost of medication!!) but somehow we always squeak by. I love being able to have a cup of coffee and sit on the porch watching the rain. I love watching the children in my neighborhood grow up and move on with their lives. I love watching my cherished son and his family most of all! God has been very good to me in this ife, and even when things get rough, I'm always conscious that at least I have food and shelter.<br />
God bless you.

I do sympathise with your work situation as people in the workplace can be very unkind.I have experienced similar situations before taking retirement in my 50's. my life is so much better in retirement and am much better in my mental state and handle situations more successfully. i am sure you are a much happier person now. i have no desire to turn the proverbial clock back to start over. May God give you many blessings.

I hope things are getting better every day for you. It's a brand new year. Please God, you'll have new friends and new experiences that add fulfillment to your life. As JCOM wrote, simple pleasures make the difference. Smile at someone, admire something in nature, listen to the sounds around you, find some music you really enjoy, walk down a different street, or comb your hair a different way. Keep it interesting. Treat yourself to a food you really enjoy. Talk to the Lord. He's always listening. And He created you and loves you, and delights in your love.