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Suddenly I Have Two Jobs!

Clearly the economy is changing fast.

I left my last job in 2013 because I didn’t want to work any more. Also, I didn’t want a high-pressure corporate job any more -- though it paid fabulously. The hours and expectations just weren’t worth it for me. Most people I knew were shocked at my choice to resign. I said I was retiring -- which shocked them even more because I have a good 20 years (at least) of ‘working’ life.

I had planned my finances for a long time to retire early and I thought I had it all worked out. The thing I didn’t take into consideration was inflation! Yes, that hit me worse than it would have -- because now I was only living off my savings.

To cut the long story short, I found myself in a position where I needed to generate monthly income. I didn’t need a lot -- about 20% of what I used to earn in my last job would see me living comfortably -- with some to spare.

So I started looking for a job sometime around the end of 2014. Maybe November or December. For two to three months I not only did not get any job, I didn’t even get a response or acknowledgement from any place.

Now suddenly I have two jobs. I have just refused one today. And I have a third one waiting to be picked! The best part is that they are all telecommute jobs without the corporate stress and people-politics.

I am lovin’ it!

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deafdiva wrote on August 25, 2015, 2:18 PM

Oh wow I am so happy for you! You are very lucky to be able to refuse jobs and pick the one you want!

cmoneyspinner wrote on August 25, 2015, 9:14 PM

Good for you! Keep on loving it!

Paulie wrote on August 26, 2015, 4:14 AM

Congratulations on landing the two jobs. I am retired and still miss the regular pay checks coming in.

BarbRad wrote on August 27, 2015, 1:18 AM

I'm happy for you. It's fortunate you got to pick the job you most wanted.

paigea wrote on September 19, 2015, 11:29 AM

That is a great position to be in. I hope you enjoy your new job.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 13, 2015, 12:21 PM

Congratulations on these jobs and the fact that they are telecommute jobs makes it even better.