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Poll: At what age are you planning to retire?
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Dec 21, 2005

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "At what age are you planning to retire?".

This poll was originally submitted by Nikki Graham

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Serkan Doğan  Identity Verified
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Dream retirement Dec 21, 2005

Retirement.. So far from present time...
Do you feel closer?


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tontoon
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If... Dec 21, 2005

If the payments are better in 20-30 years, i can think about it but for now its only a dream.

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Kirill Semenov  Identity Verified
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Never! Dec 21, 2005

I wish to everyone "never!" meaning "much >70"!

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Drunya
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Hear! Hear! Dec 21, 2005

Kirill Semenov wrote:

I wish to everyone "never!" meaning "much >70"!


And never to meet the 'ultimate deadline' either


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Serkan Doğan  Identity Verified
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Agree with never Dec 21, 2005

I also said never, maybe after 70.
It is inescapable, inevitable. This profession is inestimable.


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Kirill Semenov  Identity Verified
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Because we love it :) Dec 21, 2005

Is it ever possible to give up anything you love with all your heart as we love tranlsation? However old we may be, I think: never.

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Nikki Graham  Identity Verified
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Workaholics? Dec 21, 2005

Are we workaholics or is it just that we don't have a pension plan organised? Mine won't kick in till I'm 70, but I would no doubt get bored without a translation to think about and discuss... but I am planning to go part-time from 65...

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Konstantin Kisin  Identity Verified
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too early to say :) Dec 21, 2005

subj.

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Ricki Farn
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Never Dec 21, 2005

Yes, otherwise what would I do all day?

Until either my hands turn too stiff, my brain too muddled or my eyesight too poor...

I once read an essay about the "copy editing gene" by Anne Fadiman. She says her father planned to proof-listen if he ever turned blind. She also says that copy editors are the ones who will spot the unusual shell on the beach, or other unusual element of their surroundings, without even trying.

Aah, after some search - it's "Insert a Carrot" in "Confessions of a Common Reader", and I am sure this is a copyright infringement (so is linking to it legal??): http://www.geocities.com/catha-edulis/humor/carrot.htm

Ricki


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Timothy Barton
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But what about pending work? Dec 21, 2005

I'll have to retire one day, otherwise some poor client is going to be waiting and getting angry with me for not completing a project because he or she has not heard that I've popped my clogs.

I voted 65-70, though that is still quite a long way away.

And no, I won't get bored. During my youth I have only travelled round Europe. During my retirement, if I'm still fit I hope to travel a bit around the other continents of this world.


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David Brown  Identity Verified
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Dream Retirement Dec 21, 2005

I retired early from my previous profession for personal reasons. I now live in Valencia, Spain (in the city, not on the costas), where I studied Spanish and worked (voluntarily) in a local hospital to assimilate my English knowledge of my subjects with the Spanish version. Little by little I was asked to translate abstracts and articles for publishing in medical scientific journals. I now make a reasonable living as it supplements my measly NHS pension after almost 40 years of work.
Now most of my ex-colleagues envy me as I work from home, doing a job I love, with (mainly) hours that suit me and can enjoy the more relaxing lifestyle in Spain, just 10 minutes from a large beach on the Mediterranean.
I hope that long may it continue.


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Parrot  Identity Verified
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What kind of a poll result is this? Dec 21, 2005

Death or bust?

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Stephanie Mitchel  Identity Verified
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Retire? Dec 21, 2005

Not with Social Security on the chopping block!

Anyway, how else am I going to finance and/or deduct my travels as the proverbial old lady in tennis shoes?

"Popped my clogs"... I like that!!


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Sara Freitas
France
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Slightly off-topic... Dec 21, 2005

Retirement and retirement savings/pensions seem to keep coming up in the polls.

I recently posted a Knowledgebase article about retirement and general personal financial planning here (sparked by the poll on private pension contributions):

http://www.proz.com/doc/567

if anyone is interested.

Whenever you decide to retire, it is always nice to know that you are still working because you want to, not because you have to!

Sara


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