Think I need to seek professional help (general discussion)

by GeneMO, Central Missouri, Thursday, February 08, 2018, 16:09 (376 days ago)

After being a man of leisure for going on 5 years, and the house being built and all, I was feeling like I should maybe contribute a little to the coffers. The local Caterpillar plant is having a job fair, sent out flyers in the mail.

I went for an interview. Starting pay is $12.86 per hour, and they need help for second and third shifts. 8 hours, straight pay, no benefits. But, they are moving good people up to full time employees, with all the benefits on a regular basis. They talked like 5-6 months and a person could get on permanent.

I am 63. I have never had an 8-5 job. I am not sure I could stay on my feet for 8 hours.

So, I am still a man of leisure.


It takes billions to win a war, to loose one takes all ya got.

Think I need to seek professional help

by Ron ⌂, Central Pennsylvania, Thursday, February 08, 2018, 16:29 (376 days ago) @ GeneMO

But will they give you one of these for the front of your Prius?


Loading hogs should be an Olympic event.

Think I need to seek professional help

by Fawteen ⌂, East Overshoe, Maine, Thursday, February 08, 2018, 16:29 (376 days ago) @ GeneMO
edited by Fawteen, Thursday, February 08, 2018, 16:46

So, I am still a man of leisure.

I would be (am) too for that kind of money on second shift and no bennies. Fut dat.

Hah! We ARE taking our country back. Suck it, Liberal Commies!

Think I need to seek professional help

by moll, Thursday, February 08, 2018, 16:58 (376 days ago) @ GeneMO

I'm shootin for part time farm help in my later years, that's what Dad did.
Either that or I could always do tire shop work, there are some delivery jobs available at the auto parts stores now and then.
I could be a ballroom dancer on a cruise ship.

"You can't go back home to your family, back home to your childhood ... back home to a young man's dreams of glory and of fame ... "

Think I need to seek professional help

by Red Dave, Southern Pennsylvania, Thursday, February 08, 2018, 17:22 (376 days ago) @ GeneMO

I've thought about taking on a part-time gig to augment the pension and social security.
Don't really need it, but a few extra bucks is always a good thing. I had a couple invites from past "associates" to help develop their safety/environmental compliance programs at their new employers. One even said I could do most of it from home via the internet. But, all would require at least some travel to either western PA, West Virginia and/or New York state. And all would have tried to morph it into a full-time job (I know how these guys operate) over time, I don't want to travel, I will not relocate, and I really don't want to work full time anymore.

So, I am waiting until somebody offers me something that I can do at home, or within 5 miles at the most, one or two days a week tops, 10 AM to 2 PM with an hour off for lunch, I can set my own schedule, and take off whenever I want to.
No offers so far. :conf:

Frankly, with catching up on all the little jobs around the house that were let go for years because there was never enough time to do it all, I seem to be busy as it is.

I'm enjoying retirement just as it is, don't need any changes at this point. Sure not going to take on night work. Can't stay awake past 9 PM anymore anyway.:cool:

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