What's your dream job for retirement?

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by MC4YOU2, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    I know pretty much everyone I work with is dreaming of the day they can retire and do something else. It used to be that people would dream of doing nothing after 25-35 years at a company like UPS, but let's face it, most of will end up staying busy with something. I am still considering some different options and I am leaning toward something less physically demanding (like writing a book, jamming classic rock songs with a virtual online band or maybe becoming a mattress tester?) and saving my physical activity for skiing, biking, hiking and the like, and not whatever I choose to do for supplemental income after UPS. What are some of the things you guys and gals have lined up or are tinkering with for the great encore into the long sunset?
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Several friends have gone into the ministry (not as a preacher) and they find it very fulfilling. Another works in the National Parks service (she was in Yellowstone this year).

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    A census taker for ACORN.
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I flew with the Forestry Dept as a fire spotter for 3 years during fire season. Now I mow grass for the local Township- about 20 hours a month- not exactly work overload:happy2:


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  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    "Welcome to Wal Mart"
  6. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Cruise ship captain
  7. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    Yellowstone is magic. We visited there a few times and always meet fiolks who visit in their job life and come back to live out retirement in heaven on earth.
  8. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    That sounds like a pretty good setup.
  9. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    I want to be a landlord when I retire. Maybe go back to school.

    I'm not going to work a real job when I retire from this place.
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Brownrodster.....hubby & I were landlords for 13 buildings (single houses, duplexes and 4-plexes) which we owned.

    That was the hardest work either of us has ever done!!! It's not a piece of cake when idiot tenants are calling at all hours to tell you their toilet is clogged. It's a pain in the ***** job and you're on call 24/7 !!

    It's especially hard when tenants don't want to pay rent (usually at Xmas time) and you have to spend hours in small claims court to get the money to pay the mortgage on the building. Tenants think you just collect rent and go shopping with the money.

    Not a good job..
  11. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    I want a rental agency to take care of them for me.
  12. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Over, we would love to have you as our cruise ship captain. Won't you be our captain (mr rogers neighborhood theme song).:happy-very:
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Brown.....when we had to move away from the state that these rentals were in, we used a property management co. That was even a worse case scenario.
    Then we couldn't do any of the lawn mowing or snow shoveling ourselves.....instead we had to pay someone and pay anywhere from 15 -20 % to the mgmt. co. That really cuts into any profit you were counting on.
    It's a horrible business.......but you'll learn by doing.
  14. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    I don't expect it to be easy. But all the rich people I know got their start in real estate.

    My parents use an agency for their rentals and have had a good experience so far.

    I need to do something with all this money I make.
  15. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    What happened to "cabana boy"????!!!
  16. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    brown....the good side was that all 13 structures doubled in value and we sold all but one of them. So our money was made through the sale.

    It was an experience and we were well suited at 30-40 years old. We still have our first 4-plex in Idaho Falls. It brings in twice as much as our mortgage payment is. Mgmt. there is 10%. It's a money maker and probably wouldn't sell for much.
  17. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Capt cabana boy?!?!?!!? I like it. All the perks of the capt:wink2:
  18. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I hope, I'm still on track to retire at age 55. Then, do a lot of travelling, maybe even buy a nice camperized van. Or a condo in a warmer climate, either US, or the Canadian Okanagan (they grow grapes, peaches, plums, sort of like Calif. climate there). See how the exchange rate is by then, and what value I get for my money.
    Definitly, don't care if I never see snow and ice in my life, again.

    I might do the odd jobs, pumping gas, or store clerk, just to keep me busy, and for a little more pocket money. But, thats about it.

    I don't have any kids, nor wife, so I might even consider a reverse mortgage or moving to a smaller house/condo to live (and maybe get 2 for the price of 1) .

    I do wanna travel more of Canada, and definitly wanna see the southern states, like Tennessee, Texas, NC, SC, Kentucky, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, NM, and so on.
    Haven't been there yet.
    Try the real southern food, and the big Memphis BBQ cook off.

    And maybe find a second home somewhere on my route ?
    (I need a place to stay, during the winter months).

    Austrailia and NZ are ofcourse also on my travel list, maybe even Alaska and Iceland. And St. Petersburg in Russia (birthplace of my granny and dad ).
  19. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    I plan on volunteering to coach local youth basketball leagues and other youth sports.
  20. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Amateur comedian or professional gigolo. Either way I should be good at making women laugh.