RIP Andy Rooney

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by UpstateNYUPSer, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Andy Rooney, who recently retired from 60 Minutes, passed away today at the age of 92. He will be missed.
     
  2. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I saw that just a few minutes ago. I liked him, thought he was funny in his curmudgeon-ish style. He provided many, hmmmm moments.

    He didn't get to enjoy much of his retirement, a month or less. But then some people live for their work instead of working for their lives.

    RIP Mr Rooney.
    May you be in heaven a full half hour
    before the devil knows your dead.
     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    This comes under the thoughts from another thread that you just don't know how much time you have. He retired about a month ago.
    R.I.P.
     
  4. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    r.i.p Andy. You'll be missed.
    He worked untik the end, because his job was his hobby, and he had fun doing it. Was damn good at it, too :)
     
  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    A wise man.
     
  6. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

  7. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Why do so many people think 30 years of retirement is some kind of entitlement?
     
  8. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Because thats the way the system has been set up. Whats wrong with expecting to enjoy life after you have spent most of it making money for someone else?
     
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    That is something I don't understand either.
    And it appears to be unsustainable for almost all companies going forward.
    Not to mention that someone in their 50's and 60's has too much to offer society.

    But that brings up the question, "What is retirement?" Does it mean not working anymore or does it mean to quit working at UPS and do something else that brings enjoyment, structure and meaning to your life?

    I don't plan to quit working until the day I die but I do plan to "retire" from UPS in the next few years (38 in).
     
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  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I'd say he enjoyed his retirement immensely.
    He has been retired for at least 20 years and he did 60 Minutes on the side.
     
  11. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    OK, maybe I should have said his FULL retirement. Working part time is still working. Although I do agree that he may have well thought of it as more of a hobby than a job.
     
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  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I wasn't saying you were wrong 555. I was pointing out that he enjoyed what he was doing at 60 minutes and his doing that probably had a lot to do with him living into his 90s.

    I have heard from many people who enjoy doing what they do to make money and they say it is not work to them.
    I would think that there is probably no one at UPS who "enjoys what they are doing" - we all do it to make money.

    That is why I asked the question earlier about what "Retirement" really means. When I retire from UPS, I have absolutely no intent of not working (I plan on Photography as a second career) and will start working the next day.
     
  13. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I loved Andy. RIP
     
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I agree Me.

    He and Herman Cain remind me of one another (I listened to Herman for years as a talk show host on radio).
     
  15. 804brown

    804brown Well-Known Member

    Did you ever wonder whhhhhhy they put that little RIP in front of your name when you die?? Dont you just hate that?? I know I do!! ....yes he will be missed!!
     
  16. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  17. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I guess I misunderstood what you meant. Anyway, I agree that what AR did every week probably didn't seem too much like work. He had pretty much a free hand to do what he wanted on his weekly segment and I doubt it was stressful to him.

    In my retirement I have become a house husband , remodeling grunt(when the body co-operates), chauffeur for the elderly (my M-I-L) and a gogether. The pay sucks but the fringe benefits are great. I have considered trying to get a job but not sure I want a structured regiment to comply with. Some mornings I get up with my back not hurting and I do lots of things around the house, some days....not so well. So far this is serving my wife and me well. I hope your intended career as a photog is as successful as you want it to be.

    BTW, we have at least one ex-upser here on BC that is now a successful professional photog.
     
  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

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  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Yes she is ... mostly weddings which is where most the money is in photography. She has a nice eye and lots of experience.

    I do mot plan to work as hard as her ... maybe 1/3 as hard - I will be in retirement from UPS you know.
     
  20. island1fox

    island1fox Well-Known Member


    trpinkl,

    When I first retired I took steps to get my Teachers license re-issued and fully believed I would go back to work. After a number of months of going to bed when I wanted to and getting up when I woke up naturally , not by an alarm clock -I realized that I would never hold a job again. Like you I do many things around the house that while I was working at UPS would never consider. I found out that I have a talent for "Landscape Design" Like you some days the body is ready and looking forward to hard work-- other days a good book in front of the fireplace with my cat on my lap is unbeatable.:happy-very: