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Cliffg37
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When my Dad retired, in order to fill his time he went to his hobies, and that is what I think a lot of people do. He also did some part time work for minimum wage (he did not really need the money) at a local library reading out loud to little children. He said he loved the work, and the kids loved him. Given that in his career he spent a lot of time talking to people, it was a good fit.

So here is the question... What are some good retirement jobs fom perhaps some higher profile occupations?

example: Should a retired nascar racer become a bus driver? What should a retired U.S. President do? etc.
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Hey Cloff...it's not a job, but the hobby I'm loving is curling. If you're not doing anything Saturday night, I'll be in your neck of the woods, more or less. Orange County Curling Club in Westminster. Final week of playoffs; we have a game for the bronze.
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A bank job.
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A bank job.


Perhaps. But those retirees who are a bit more sedentary might find identity theft or computer fraud more satisfying. Everybody should have a hobby.
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Collecting carts at the grocery store. I do it now just for FUN! I might have OCD...but I prefer CDO...because the letters have to be alphabetical order!

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Good luck Lobo, "slide a rock!" or what ever you might say to wish luck in curling.
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Here is a good job to have in retirement: Magician. You can do it full time when you are not retired, but heck, why not do it as a job while you are in retirement as well? Might as well perform till the day you die.
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After he retired, for beer money, my dad used to turn fishing floats on a small lathe. He'd then paint them and hang them everywhere...I'd give anything to still be able to see them hanging out to dry now!
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What should a retired U.S. President do?

Show some ****ing contrition.
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I've known a few retirees who've taken jobs shuttling cars for dealerships. Lots of places take used cars to auction lots. A few hours of driving for some decent pay.
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After he retired, for beer money, my dad used to turn fishing floats on a small lathe. He'd then paint them and hang them everywhere...I'd give anything to still be able to see them hanging out to dry now!
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What should a retired U.S. President do?

Show some ****ing contrition.


We won't know until he's replaced in a few more years, but I'd expect he's more likely to go on a five-figure-a-plate speaking tour.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
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Here's a prediction for you:

I predict that Barack Obama will become the first president since William Howard Taft to have served both as President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
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Wow! That's a bold one.
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Wouldn't surprise me if he got a seat, but I'm going to say no on he CJ just because Roberts is so (relatively) young.
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After he retired, for beer money, my dad used to turn fishing floats on a small lathe. He'd then paint them and hang them everywhere...I'd give anything to still be able to see them hanging out to dry now!


Most of the wood turners I know are old guys, retired. There was a recent episode on PBS that showed a guy demonstrating and explaining making fishing lures. You get the feeling it was a skill acquired over many years.
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Most of the wood turners I know are old guys, retired. There was a recent episode on PBS that showed a guy demonstrating and explaining making fishing lures. You get the feeling it was a skill acquired over many years.


It probably was. Most people don't appreciate how much work and skill goes into making seemingly simple things or things that don't seem like require a lot of skill. But appearances can be deceptive. I am sure you understand this being a magician given that creating conviction in false assumptions and beliefs and deception is our stock and trade. Some of the smallest and yet seemingly simple but mind blowing pieces of magic require months even years of practice and experience to do it well. Yet if you are not a magician, you wouldn't know and appreciate the hard work and skill and experience that goes into and is required to make and perform some of the smallest and seemingly simplest pieces of magic.
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Here's a prediction for you:

I predict that Barack Obama will become the first president since William Howard Taft to have served both as President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.



I hope Not.
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Give him a job he can't be fired from where he doesn't need help from any elected officials and you'd find out what real his thoughts on guns are in a hurry.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
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On Sep 26, 2014, Ray Tupper. wrote:
After he retired, for beer money, my dad used to turn fishing floats on a small lathe. He'd then paint them and hang them everywhere...I'd give anything to still be able to see them hanging out to dry now!
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On Sep 26, 2014, Cliffg37 wrote:
What should a retired U.S. President do?

Show some ****ing contrition.


We won't know until he's replaced in a few more years, but I'd expect he's more likely to go on a five-figure-a-plate speaking tour.

I thought he was talking about Bush.

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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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On Sep 26, 2014, mastermindreader wrote:
Here's a prediction for you:

I predict that Barack Obama will become the first president since William Howard Taft to have served both as President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.



I hope Not.


It's just my prediction.

It's interesting, though, that when Taft was Chief Justice, Justice Felix Frankfurter commented to Justice Brandeis that it was "difficult for me to understand why a man who is so good a Chief Justice...could have been so bad as President."
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