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RE: Retirement Confidence Survey
(10-18-2019 01:35 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  
(10-17-2019 09:23 PM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
(02-23-2019 07:26 PM)SVHerd Wrote:  I worked for one major healthcare corporation from 96-01. I got out and vowed I would never work for a large corporation again. Chinese fire drills.

We used to use that term almost daily at AT&T until someone pointed out that it might be offensive to the Chinese. I've been retired from AT&T for three years now and have never been happier. A friend who recently was forced into retirement at Sprint got a pretty damn good job at Lowes as a sales consultant making 20 bucks an hour, not shabby for a retired person looking to supplement their income. He's asked me to apply and I'm in a quandary over it. I need a job as a retiree making that kind of money but damn I DO NOT want to work for a major corporation ever again.

There's 2 huge differences:
1) if you worked at Lowe's, you'd have no responsibilities other than the task at hand. A lot less stress than a headquarters or management job where you're constantly thinking about satisfying someone above you.
2) You don't need the job. You already have F-you money (which is enough money to be able to tell your boss "f-you, I quit" at any time).

All you have to do at Lowe's is smile and be nice to people. There may be a-hole customers occassionally, but 95% of your customers are really friendly. If you're unlucky and get a jerk of a boss, you can ignore him/her with no actual consequences that you care about. What's your boss gonna do if you ignore him, fire you?

True enough. 04-cheers
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RE: Retirement Confidence Survey
(10-17-2019 09:23 PM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  A friend who recently was forced into retirement at Sprint got a pretty damn good job at Lowes as a sales consultant making 20 bucks an hour
I guess I’m not understanding what a “sales consultant” does for Lowe’s. But $20/hour is way more than what entry-level jobs are paying in Atlanta nowadays.

Emory Healthcare (huge organization in metro ATL) is starting new, entry-level admin. employees off around $13-$14/hour. Although the health insurance is very, very strong. Can’t compare that to Lowe’s.
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