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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    my old mate loved working and especially the job he had most of his life. didnt want to retire but was forced to. became depressed not working and tried other jobs but hankered for his old one, then his brain went; stroke or something like that. then had a growth appear and soon never knew anyone. died a few months later. all very upsetting. we all felt if he had stayed in his job he would have lived longer. some folk dont like having a lot of spare time you see. I can understand it, as I dont like too much myself. But he was different and actually lived for his job. A lot of old folk did. he never smiled after he retired
    Fair enough, mate. That's a valid instance of someone who was *genuinely* happy with his 'lot' in life, which revolved around his job. It's often not like that, though.

    My dad gave up running his fish & chip business as soon as he'd amassed enough cash to see him (and my mum) out of this world, which was when he was just over 60, and didn't regret it one iota, because then they could enjoy life together, going out for lunch most days, long walks in the country, holidays abroad and spending time in their garden.

    The very LAST thing in his mind was standing behind a counter serving the general public, from 4pm to midnight, six days a week [much as he 'enjoyed' it when he had to]!

    I managed to 'retire' much earlier, largely through some clever investments, and I've never been happier, getting up in the morning and only doing what *I* feel like doing, not what someone else forces me to. Fortunately though, I've got umpteen different interests to keep me occupied, so I almost never get bored

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    Yup each to their own i guess...id rather have your life than his, and in reality im probably in between. I enjoyed my job and didnt like having to stop, but i found there was more to life, for me than working.

    He didnt tho
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    The other thing is, if they're married or have a partner, how do all these folk who love working 24/7 have time to enjoy their relationship?

    I love spending time with Del, and miss her even when she's gone to lunch for a few hours with some friends, never mind anything else! My mum and dad were the same: very close.

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    ditto.
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    So these folk who love working all the time must be:

    a) single.

    b) not very close to their partners.

    c) in an unhappy marriage/relationship, seeking some form of escape.

    If none of the above apply to someone you know who's obsessed with work, then perhaps you could explain to me how they can hold down a meaningful relationship?

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    dont think they all work 7 days a week.lol most probably did a 5 day week and a saturday morning.(some switching wed for sat) that was the usual hrs for many. sat pm in pub, sun morn in church and pm in garden
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    I've known a few career obsessed 'high fliers', women as well as men, who have similar minded partners, each working maybe up to twelve hours a day. Any children have a carer for the day and the couples see each other for perhaps an hour or two daily apart from time in bed. Not a lifestyle I'd opt for, no matter how rewarding financially.
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    Known a few that just wanted to be away from wife
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    Interestingly I am looking to retire in the very near future, working for 40 years is enough. My job is ok and reasonably well paid but I am not enjoying the changes that are happening around me. I think I have enough interests to keep me busy.

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