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Old 02-29-2012, 02:41 PM   #16
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You still have hair Vann? Mine is starting to fall out.
It's going fast I blend right in down here ,ever seen a group of nuns together can't tell them apart when they got there backs turned.

 
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I tell them I am a stroke survivor, and artist and a writer, because all are true.

 
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:17 PM   #18
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Re: What do you say when people ask "What do you do?"

I just tell people I am retired. No I am not old enough to be retired but that usually handles the situation. If they push the issue I tell them I could explain it but it would take an hour. At that point they sorta are no longer interested.

 
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:18 PM   #19
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I just tell people I am retired. No I am not old enough to be retired but that usually handles the situation. If they push the issue I tell them I could explain it but it would take an hour. At that point they sorta are no longer interested.
I'm 56 will be 57 next month but people think I'm in my late 40's. But after working 30 years for one company I just grin at people who ask what do you do or a living because I had some tell me that no one works that many years at one place. Buy the way the ones who did not believe it was generation x person.

 
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I just tell people I am retired. No I am not old enough to be retired but that usually handles the situation. If they push the issue I tell them I could explain it but it would take an hour. At that point they sorta are no longer interested.
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I'm 56 will be 57 next month but people think I'm in my late 40's. But after working 30 years for one company I just grin at people who ask what do you do or a living because I had some tell me that no one works that many years at one place. Buy the way the ones who did not believe it was generation x person.
Ahahahhaaa. Generation X.. THATs why they don't think of the long term employer anymore. Kids today are trained to expect to move from job to job & employers (even my former employer) are no longer looking for the long term dedicated worker. My employer wants to get them in, trained, burn them out and then kick them out. If they last 10 years from the 'new school' group of those hired, its a long time.

I've worked over 41 years in all jobs total -- Haven't met any one 'new' who doesn't know. But when the time comes, I'm gonna go with retired. If one were to ask my former employer of 32 years, thats what they would tell them.

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Ahahahhaaa. Generation X.. THATs why they don't think of the long term employer anymore. Kids today are trained to expect to move from job to job & employers (even my former employer) are no longer looking for the long term dedicated worker. My employer wants to get them in, trained, burn them out and then kick them out. If they last 10 years from the 'new school' group of those hired, its a long time.

I've worked over 41 years in all jobs total -- Haven't met any one 'new' who doesn't know. But when the time comes, I'm gonna go with retired. If one were to ask my former employer of 32 years, thats what they would tell them.

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Can't talk about what your friend is going to give you and I agree with you about today's workers.

 
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um... Yep.. whewwww..

Well, when Generation X gets older like us, then they'll figure out how important their health is. It seems many of us are around the same age in here. Is it like the 40-50 age range we start to fall apart or something. It sux when your brain still thinks like it did when it was 20 but you wake up feelin 90.

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um... Yep.. whewwww..

Well, when Generation X gets older like us, then they'll figure out how important their health is. It seems many of us are around the same age in here. Is it like the 40-50 age range we start to fall apart or something. It sux when your brain still thinks like it did when it was 20 but you wake up feelin 90.

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The reason is we fall apart when we were working the jobs that we did were labor intensive. Now a days there are robots doing those jobs. Computers are doing jobs that were done by pople. So generation x in my opion have it easier at work than we did.

 
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The reason is we fall apart when we were working the jobs that we did were labor intensive. Now a days there are robots doing those jobs. Computers are doing jobs that were done by pople. So generation x in my opion have it easier at work than we did.
That could explain some of it I suppose. Genes also can be another. Most of my issues originated from two car accidents that were less than 2 years apart and I guess its really catching up with me now. I just used band-aids to mask the problems - ignored them as much as I could until I couldn't. Work didn't coz my issues but did exacerbate them.

 
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I say "due to medical issues I had to take disability retirement".
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I say "due to medical issues I had to take disability retirement".
Nice, short, simple, honest, and sweet Spine.

 
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Hiya Spine,

Even tho that is true, it isn't so visible sometimes. Plus where I am, people aren't shy and will pry/probe. I know its not a secret - But haven't you seen how people talk when they see someone get out of a car that is in a disabled parking spot (legally) and he acts and walks like a 20 year old showing no 'disability' on the outside that given moment.

Not seen you around in a while.. hope all is good.


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Those close to me know why I'm out of work, sometimes they forget until I cnatydo an activity or have to cut my time short when doing something. If I do get questions I don't listen everything I say "widespread musculoskeletal issues resulting in numerous surgeries" And for those close (extended family) who worry I say "the demands of work cause my joints to deteriorate quickly, by not working and carefully managing my activities it may lessen the need for surgeries and slow down incidence of joint deterioration ". Of course people want a one word answers like it's MS or RA , and I have to say it doesn't have a name, just widespread joint laxity.

I haven't been around a while, had a major life event: I'm adopted, got my actual birth cert and found my half siblings (birth mom deceased). It's been a whirlwind month!
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Ohhhh.. how cool Spine. Congrats! something very similar happened to me about 15 years ago, the other way around. (My brother discovered me, also both parents deceased now, he was adopted out no one else has info)

Enjoy this-bask in it even.... its quite a ride. It was such a nice surprise for me-after I got over the shock. We were very close until his recent marriage. Now I don't hear from him hardly at all. I miss him too.

 
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