Semi-Retirement Jobs

The Rebel

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Hey guys, looking to cut back on my work hours and looking for some ideas of new jobs to apply to.

I'd like to work full time Mon-Thurs 8:30am-5pm but have Fri-Sun off. No weekends or holidays.

Anyone know or have a job that fits what I'm looking for?

Thanks in advance!
 
What do you do and what is your skill set? I'm a remodeling contractor and I am always looking for talent, lots of guys talk a great game but can't cut the mustard. I can tell in a day.

Mark in Michigan
 
My older brother is trying to do the same , like maybe two or three days a week. Those jobs are not easy to find. maybe if so inclined try a convenience store or similar type place. Or an ice cream parlor ... :sweet:
 
What do you do and what is your skill set? I'm a remodeling contractor and I am always looking for talent, lots of guys talk a great game but can't cut the mustard. I can tell in a day.

Mark in Michigan
How do you cut the mustard ? Same hot knife as the butter? :doah:
I think most contractors are in the same boat when it comes to finding good help.
 
How do you cut the mustard ? Same hot knife as the butter? :doah:
I think most contractors are in the same boat when it comes to finding good help.
It's that bad. One guy Jim, "Oh hell yes I can frame that second story addition, no problem" I'm watching him go up the ladder and his knees were shaking so bad that he was taking one rung at a time. Nope. I gave him $100 to grab some food for the crew since he was the new guy and he never came back.

The rubber hits the road pretty fast in construction.

Mark in Michigan
 
Nobody wants to work anymore plain and simple. When you WANT to work, you put forth the effort to excel and build your own self respect. If you want the good things in life, you have to earn them.:waytogo: JMHO
 
Nobody wants to work anymore plain and simple. When you WANT to work, you put forth the effort to excel and build your own self respect. If you want the good things in life, you have to earn them.:waytogo: JMHO
So true. Remember the old saying ... if you want something done ask a busy man :yes:
I have a few stories along those lines and maybe I'll post them when I get some time. I type slow and the story is kind of long.
 
I have a few stories along those lines
Oh I think we all do my friend. Everyone likes and wants "Free and Easy", But when life happens and free and easy goes away, those who don't have the work for a living mentality or attitude are pretty much in the hurt locker. JMO
 
I used to know some retired guys who worked at Lowes, they used to work either electrical, plumbing & for sure new hardware stuff. :cool3:
 
I used to know some retired guys who worked at Lowes, they used to work either electrical, plumbing & for sure new hardware stuff. :cool3:
The two HDs near me seem to have a lot of turn over. Very few that have been there more than a year it seems.
 
It really gets confusing with age. I worked 54 years looking forward to the day I could retire and metal detect 24/7. Now I'm there and find myself not prepared for retirement as I thought. Well, bad timing didn't help. I'll be suffering the financial effects of COVID the rest of my life. Now I need a part-time job and can't get one. Since I started working I've been able to get a job within a week at any time. Nobody wants to hire a 67 year old with medical issues LOL.
 
If you can walk and swing a detector, I promise you can find part time gig. No one wants to work like guys our age have in the past. You seem fluent and your attitude isn't harsh, any chance there is a metal detecting store in your neck of the woods? I'm your age and have been self employed my entire life, lots of highs and some lows. You'll land something I'm positive.

Mark in Michigan
 
It really gets confusing with age. I worked 54 years looking forward to the day I could retire and metal detect 24/7. Now I'm there and find myself not prepared for retirement as I thought. Well, bad timing didn't help. I'll be suffering the financial effects of COVID the rest of my life. Now I need a part-time job and can't get one. Since I started working I've been able to get a job within a week at any time. Nobody wants to hire a 67 year old with medical issues LOL.
I hear you. In my business, you don't get as much success using want ads or headhunters, you get it with networking with friends and colleagues in the same business. That's how I got the last 4 out of the 5 companies I have worked for. As for the medical issues, I am type 2 diabetic (my own fault for carrying around this excess poundage), and had a minor stroke which impaired my memory (now recovering, scored 30/30 on the MMSE test). Friends in your chosen industry are your best resource.

Good luck,

--Tom
 
Have you ever noticed all the free junk on the side of the road. It's not all junk.it sells very well on market place and craglist. You can pick your own hours and not work for anyone. It will definitely subsidize your income .I will admit it not for everyone.
 
Hey guys, looking to cut back on my work hours and looking for some ideas of new jobs to apply to.

I'd like to work full time Mon-Thurs 8:30am-5pm but have Fri-Sun off. No weekends or holidays.

Anyone know or have a job that fits what I'm looking for?

Thanks in advance!
Look at doordash, grubhub and ubereats
 
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