My Retirement Job: Govt. Clerk
Hi. I retired from a blue-collar utilities company in 2002, at 55, after 32 years' employ, with a pension. I squandered most of it quickly, with grown kids and poor choices.
Then my wife found me an entry-level clerical job in 2004. Four years later, she retired. I've been working 17 years.
My, how time flies. I'm not interested in job promotions. I like my coworkers and love what I do. God willing, I'll retire in 5 years, before my 80th birthday.
The job include paid annual leave, paid holidays and a pension. I hardly stay home from work, so I've accumulated 800 hours' leave.
My wife and I like to travel, but with the pandemic, we've been stuck in town. We live on our Social Security and my wife's pension. I save 68% of my government paycheck.
We'll probably give our 401K's and IRA's to our children and grandchildren, when we die. They'll need it more than we do.
My wife and I live a comfortable life, even with a heavy mortgage. I'd suggest anyone looking for a retirement job to get a government one.
For giggles, I save every $1 and $5 that passes my hands. That amounts to hundreds of dollars every few months. Then I give it to my wife to spend. I like the savings part, not the spending. But I do like to spend on my old classic car. It's a beat up 1957 Chevy. I just can't get myself to spend thousands on it to make it look nice. I like my clunker, lol.