Do you work full-time or do you work half-time (or maybe retired)?

greatlake5

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I haven't worked full-time for a few years. I own a business that allows me to come in when it's important. I try to be regular so usually 4 times per week. If I want to take time-off for some vacations I do it. I have a good general manager and a really smart vice president. I give my employees plenty of time-off. But when we work, they work. I do have a few people here with half-time work that seems to work just fine.

I wonder how some of our members work half-time. I'm sure that some get by because they have working spouses. But for the other of them, how do you handle your finances when you're not working full-time? Like I said I have a business (okay, I do have a trust fund) that allows me to do what I like. But I'm curious how others live by working only half-time salaries.
 
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I've been retired from my full time job for almost 10 years but I still work as a part time church music director. It keeps my mind active and keeps me engaged. I'd much rather be busy than to be idle with too much time on my hands.
 
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My official workweek is 30 hours, but I work from home and inevitably put in another 10+ hours. I’m basically one third of a three-person company, so there’s no “somebody else will do it.” That said, I consider myself semi-retired, which is to say that I climbed the corporate ladder for almost 20 years at a much larger company and now I have the luxury of doing something I enjoy more while getting paid less to do it. :)
 
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Full time but it's a mix... 3 days onsite, 2 work from home.. It works out well and like the OP stated, I have flexibility.
 
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I'm retired, so very flexible.
 
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Im retiring next month from my Tech support job at 60 the stress is getting to me and I am dealing with a Heart issue so its time to reduce my stress level
 
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I'm full time work 4/10hrs days
 
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I work 24 hrs per week, four or five days. I start at 5 or 6 in the morning and work until between 10 am and 1 pm. On uneven weeks I have a free weekend and the even weeks I work Saturday and/or Sunday. The afternoons are spent on house work, DIY, the kids after school and cooking etc.
Too much time chatting/posting on this site. My partner works full time plus in local government and is frequently "late" home.
 
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My husband and I own a business that has grown a lot over about 20 years. My husband is CEO and President where I chose a much more conservative title that matches my talents and comfort zone with our bringing up two sons. I manage Sales and Customer Service, which is a huge time hog sometimes but other times I’m able to take me time. This is a complete reversal from the shy, secluded, introvert that i was when I was young, which I owe to leaving home and my college experience.
I clean our house with the help of the kids and a ‘maid’ once a week, who is actually a good friend that knows of my incontinence issues. You can’t clean a persons house without knowing a lot about the family. We also have firearms throughout the house so you REALLY need to be picky about who you allow complete access about your home.
Anyway, back to the topic…. I have days that stretch to some 12 hours or more. Other days I work from home and may have 2-3 hours online, though much of that is shopping….. When you own a business with a several dozen employees out of two offices, remote reps, and customers that depend on us for vital support, there’s no such thing as off time. On the other hand, we are very profitable and are building a business that our two sons will one day inherit. Over the next few years, we will open another office (plus shop and warehouse) that will access more business opportunities in a different portion of the state. Our plan is to do business within Texas only as expansions beyond that would spread us out much too thin. Right now we’re a LARGE family and want to keep it that way.
 
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I am retired, but provide consulting for many of my past clients. With that exception, my income is locked. As a result, money can be tight at different points of the year, short of pulling from savings which I work hard at avoiding. Health Care tends to be the largest and most varying line item. As a result, I tend to schedule /budget that line item as much as possible.
 
I work full time at 40-42 hours a week. I also maintain three properties within the family. In my spare time, I turn wrenches in my garage on projects. I do find " me" time also.
 
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I'm semi retired and only work a few days a week and only for a few hours. I have a small business so can choose when and who I want to work for. I don't need much money to function as I have almost no overhead. I have no mortgage, loans or debt of any kind. I grow or hunt most of my food. I'm off grid, hoping to be fully self sufficient in around 3 years.

I have a dog

Still looking for a wife🦊😏
 
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greatlake5 said:
I own a business that allows me to come in when it's important. I try to be regular so usually 4 times per wee
I own my own business, but it keeps me busier than full time…

“all work an no play makes kori a dull girl”
 
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Back in August 2020 I walked away from my job as an engineer in Silicon Valley and 'retired' to live close to my family in South Carolina. That didn't last long as people I used to work with and had moved to other jobs found out and I was asked to be a contractor for several things. Of course, being less than 65 meant that medical insurance was an issue. When the major contracting gig I had looked like it was going to dry up, I found a job that allowed me to work from home three weeks a month and then go into the office one week a month (have to drive to FL for that).

It's funny, now that I live in SC (nowhere near as expensive as Silicon Valley) and work at this new job, I'm taking home as much money as I did when I was before walking away from the position in CA. Makes it a lot easier to pay the bills!
 
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fleckothefennec said:
I'm semi retired and only work a few days a week and only for a few hours. I have a small business so can choose when and who I want to work for. I don't need much money to function as I have almost no overhead. I have no mortgage, loans or debt of any kind. I grow or hunt most of my food. I'm off grid, hoping to be fully self sufficient in around 3 years.

I have a dog

Still looking for a wife🦊😏
Hope you find her soon!
 
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wife and I are both retired living on fixed income and using savings for our pleasure.
 
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Full-time, 40 to 60 hours per week. Career professional, but not close to retiring.
 
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Full time, 40 hrs a week, Monday to Friday. Workplace is relaxed and chill, bosses are great and easy to work with. Breaks are encouraged. Typical tech job, I'd say. I'm also not close to retiring at all, and I wouldn't say the field I'm in is my go-to final destination either.
 
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Part-time, on the weekends. (Saturday and Sunday), so I have the weekdays off where I can do things.
 
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Currently full-time, but I'll be semi-retired in a few years at 38 yrs old. I plan on just traveling and manage my rental properties.
 
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