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Posted 13/01/2011 - 10:57 Link
Firstly - the film title came to mind when choosing a title for this post! - So apologies in advance...

Just been reading a dirth of posts regarding a range of subjects but all have a similar thread. Why was my post deleted? Over policing of the site? It's photography related etc etc etc. Next up came the subject of medication, tastes in programming, political stance and choice of confectionary. Then I wondered how many of us are retired or semi-retired and have the time to sit and ponder before hitting the keyboard in reply?
Of course, response is purely optional, but I thought it would be an interesting exercise and a way of gauging the status of the forum users and maybe getting a feel for the target audience.

Retired at last - now all that time for photography - you would think: wink:
Posted 13/01/2011 - 10:59 Link
Full Time, 80% at home, 20% in the office.
Posted 13/01/2011 - 11:02 Link
None of the above .
I think the modern term is homemaker, though it's not from choice.

Husband is still working more than full time and hopes to continue to do so even after he hits 65 in a few years. He is 8 years older than me btw.

Retired doesn't really give an indication of age either. Friends in the UK retired at 55 (or younger :shock, others, like my husband, work on. My brother in law is 75 and still working.
Posted 13/01/2011 - 11:05 Link
Gwyn wrote:
None of the above .
I think the modern term is homemaker, though it's not from choice.

Should have picked that one up for the list!

Retired at last - now all that time for photography - you would think: wink:
Posted 13/01/2011 - 11:24 Link
and enjoying every minute of, retirement that is!
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Posted 13/01/2011 - 11:25 Link
Old men? Speak for yourself gramps I'm still in my 30s! (just barely )
Posted 13/01/2011 - 11:29 Link
Full time, office based 4 days,home 1 day.
51, although a 39 year old wife makes me feel younger .

Posted 13/01/2011 - 11:35 Link
When I was made redundant in late 2008, following the usual take-over madness, I took the opportunity to make my working life multi-level.

So now I do a wide variety of things, some photographic, some not. I write, but not exclusively photo stuff, I do commercial and wedding photography, I teach, I even sit here on this forum at 3 in the morning sometimes.

But most importantly I do the jobs I want to, which makes it so much better than it was before, when I drove 45,000 miles a year, always under Pressure....Pressure!
Posted 13/01/2011 - 11:55 Link
Retired, and making full use of the time (not all photography related)
Posted 13/01/2011 - 12:11 Link
Retired and enjoying it - recommending it to folk still toiling away
Posted 13/01/2011 - 12:22 Link
Desperately clinging on to a manufacturing engineering job. It's getting harder.

One day I'll stop working and they'll put me in a box.
Posted 13/01/2011 - 12:32 Link
I'm 31, wishing I was retired!

You dont really mean that Gareth think of the Arthritis and incontinence
Posted 13/01/2011 - 12:36 Link
Mr Spider - speak for yourself
let the education continue

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Posted 13/01/2011 - 12:45 Link
Well, I'm 41 and still working (allegedly).
Posted 13/01/2011 - 12:48 Link
I think anyone answering in the middle of the day isn't working hard enough!


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