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A crummy year?(8 posts)

A crummy year?netso
Mar 5, 2003 4:05 PM
So far this year my job has been terminated, I will turn 60 in June (bad or good?). It is hell to lose a job you liked at 59, maybe I should be optimistic. Turning 60 is going to be hard for me, why? my ego! One good thing is that I have been able to ride my bike every day. This is cool!!!!!
That is pretty crummy.czardonic
Mar 5, 2003 4:31 PM
I'm in no position to say how it should feel to turn 60, but if you are riding every day, it can't be all bad. Heck, most people have to wait 5 more years before they are free to do whatever they want every day of the week!

Good luck!
Are you not an MD, Netso??PaulCL
Mar 6, 2003 6:57 AM
I know docs get terminated, but usually there is something else readily available. ,Several years ago,my wifes' practice was bought out by a practice management company which promptly went bankrupt. There were plenty of locum tenens (spelling?) positions available in our area while she got re-situated.

Good luck. Ride lots. If you ride alot, just compare yourself to the 'average' 60 year old. You are probably WAY ahead of them.
Are you not an MD, Netso??netso
Mar 6, 2003 9:06 AM
Yes! I am not really worried, however I am feeling really down because I am getting older. The stock market has not been kind either, a loss of 37% of net worth. But hey, it could be worse! I am going out now to ride the bike, wonderful weather in Florida.
Tell me about itPaulCL
Mar 6, 2003 9:28 AM
I'm a stockbroker - so my net worth is down 50% AND my income. I can handle the temporary decrease in my net worth, but the income thing has me bugged. I guess what doesn't kill me will make me stronger. Lot of fallout in my business.

Netso, we're all getting older. I just turned 41 last week. I don't feel 41, I don't look 41, I definitely don't act 41! I just remember my Dad being 41 (why that number???) and thinking he was old. Damn, now I'm getting depressed too. Jeesh, just go out and ride.

My plan is to take a half day of tomorrow to ride becuase its' going to be in the 50's. Whenever I plan a day or afternoon off, the sh*t hits the fan. Becuase of my plans, we will attack Iraq tomorrow...just'll see.....Now go get on that bike!
Tell me about itnetso
Mar 6, 2003 10:23 AM
The only thing that bothers me is that my wife continues to work. She is a Science teacher. She is also a worrier.
I have been trying to get her to stop, but she says she has a one-more year obligation. I feel guilty!!!!!
Don't feel guiltyFunston
Mar 6, 2003 10:53 AM
Any guilt over your wife working is due to social conditioning that began hitting on you when you were a young boy (... boy is supposed to ask girl out on date.... boy learns to pick up the check.... man picks up the check.... man gets on knee and asks lady for her hand, then buys diamond to place on her finger... husband is primary breadwinner.... primary breadwinner.... primary breadwinner......)

Times have changed although not everyone of both sexes is up to speed yet. Your employment situation isn't entirely your fault, so accept it, and permit yourself to allow your wife to continue working and making money. She's got momentum going and is probably happy to do it.

Why not take the milestone that's coming up as an opportunity to dump old stuff that doesn't work anymore and reconnect with passions that may have been lying dormant for awhile? Time is growing short, so savor what you have now.
Mar 6, 2003 7:27 PM
Sounds like you made it under the wire. If you're not losing your house and you still got your bike. Hallelujah! This is why one works in the first place. God bless ye now ride! Ride! Ride!