Nothing worse than retirement!
by Randy Jackson
I worked in MI Dept of Corrections for about 28 years, following my Dad, uncles, cousins, etc. I was a very secure job and I enjoyed it. As everyone else, I looked forward to retirement.
Retired since 11/2003, and still lost. No regimentation, schedules, rules... I miss everything.
From day one everyone knew what was expected of them... make no friends, sit back against the wall, face the door on the ready, etc.
Retirement day came and I was told to have fun and enjoy yourself. With who? It's difficult to cope with business as usual... and I don't care about much at all. I acquired no friends, no activities, or real hobbies while working. O/T was my activity.