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Gen. Chat “Starting over at 40” by Cerati

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Cerati 16 months ago on 08/13/16
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Keeping this away from FB and other sites.

I put in my two weeks notice about a month ago. I had been with that company for 16 years, I started out as a forklift driver, and reached as high as a senior manager. My title was Continous Improvement Manager, but in November my position along with many others was cut. I decided to take a lower position and try and stick it out until something within the company popped up.

I couldn't do it, eight months later, here I am unemployed and taking the rest of the year off. I couldn't be happier. I am finishing acquiring my Bachelors by the of the year.

Around December or January is when I will begin looking for work, I feel so relaxed these past few weeks. No more 11 hour days, no more 1 and 1.5-hour commutes. I now have the chance to partake in my hobbies again and spend time with friends I have distanced myself from. I also plan on traveling to Europe in November.






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Lord_BullGod 16 months ago on 08/13/16
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This fucking post made my dick hard. I'm kind of going through something similar, and have been harboring more negative notions about it. Rock this!
 
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A Study in Pink 16 months ago on 08/13/16
Hah! Maybe it's just a good year for quitting your dead end job and taking some time for yourself. Is this what a mid life crisis is? Because fuck do I feel you so hard on this. I quit my shitty, abusive job at the end of May and I'm only just starting to enjoy my unemployment. I think I'm going to sell a bunch of my stock, which is doing well, and take off even more time. I'm trying to find a way to take to the sea.
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Cerati 16 months ago on 08/13/16
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The "mid-life crisis" thing did cross my mind. I know that I am extremely lucky to be able to do this financially. The credit for that goes to Reddit and the sub /r/personalfinance and /r/FI/RE.

It was an extremely difficult decision to take, but I do not regret it at all. I know that I reached a point in my life where time was more valuable for me. So much so that the next job I take I will try to negotiate more benefit/vacation time for a decrease in salary.

The reaction I have seen when I tell some of my close friends is "OMG what are you going to do? And are you ok?" My cousin is afraid I will fall into a depression; I keep telling them, no worries I'm fine.

It is a scary thought, but I learned your job/career doesn't define you. You have to do what makes you I won't say happy, but at least content and less miserable.


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Moonage Daydream 16 months ago on 08/19/16
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ITT folks finally realize Vienna waits for them

A Study in Pink said:
Is this what a mid life crisis is?


Joining OB was my mid-life crisis

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