The things said that offend you may be nothing compared to the things that are said that you don’t know about, LOL. I gave up trying to be liked or even respected and was fine with just trying to be fair and high performming. The dreaded days when you have to fire or let people go in a layoff or the demotion of employees who aren’t getting it done. I will not miss that. The economy has been good. When it turns bad it is hell on managers.
I turned 73 this month. Retired in 1999 because I could . It was called ‘taking a package’ and was actually voluntary redundancy. For me that meant a full year’s salary (tax free) as well as my super.
Australian Public Service for over 30 years. Contributed 10% of my salary for the last decade. This was matched dollar-for-dollar by my employer.
By pure serendipity, I worked with a bloke who had written a couple of books on Government Super. I listened to him, doing as he advised, which was:
Because I had the choice; Convert half of my super to a fully indexed pension. ‘Roll over’ the other half, into investments.
The small pension plus redundancy and leave entitlements were enough to live in modest comfort until age 65. I then qualified for a part age pension, also fully indexed. That meant I could live comfortably AND still have my investments. Since that time my income has allowed 30% of nett income as discretionary spending.
Apart from differences between countries , I ‘m atypical even in my country;
Divorced, no kids. Own my house and car and do not use credit. I have a debit card with an overdraft facility which I’ve never used.
Also a recovering alcoholic (18 years sober) and ex smoker (17 years) Nor do I gamble or go out with dancing girls.
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