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Am I the only one who is anxiously awaiting my retirement (35 yrs from now) so I can work as a starter at a course and play for free?

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Am I the only one who is anxiously awaiting my retirement (35 yrs from now) so I can work as a starter at a course and play for free?

I'm younger than you are and looking to retire sooner than you are too. Seriously, you're planning to wait until 67 to retire? I'm hoping to have that option by 50, although I don't necessarily plan on taking it at that time. But yes, as much as I enjoy my line of work, being able to spend a lot more time at the golf course is highly desirable for me.

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I retired 3 years ago, and already had that starter job lined up. I was signed on at the course 2 days after my last day of real work. I don't get free golf though. That went away at my home course many years ago. We get greatly reduced rates though ($6 per 18 holes to walk + $8 for a cart if you ride). Also free lessons by any of the pros, free range balls, cost plus 10% for anything we buy, and no restrictions about when we can play. All that and with our 3% raise, I make $7.73/hr now.

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35 years is too far off for me to even imagine. Ive got too many things I want to accomplish and too many places I was to see before I retire.

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35 years is too far off for me to even imagine. Ive got too many things I want to accomplish and too many places I was to see before I retire.

Retirement doesn't mean you go live in a retirement home. It means you can - or do - give up your job without financial worries for the rest of your days.

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did your salary decrease? because i remember hearing about colorado being the first state to ever lower its minimum wage.

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I'm younger than you are and looking to retire sooner than you are too. Seriously, you're planning to wait until 67 to retire?

nope, but I really do plan to stay in my field (orthopedic surgery) until I can't do it anymore - I really enjoy it. If I do decide to work until I'm 67, would that bother you?

I'm hoping to have that option by 50, although I don't necessarily plan on taking it at that time.

exactly

i was simply making the point that I'm eager to retire to play free golf despite my retirement being a ways off, and did others feel the same way...

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nope, but I really do plan to stay in my field (orthopedic surgery) until I can't do it anymore - I really enjoy it. If I do decide to work until I'm 67, would that bother you?

Not at all! I love my field - research and teaching - very much and can easily see myself doing this for 50 more years. But I'd love the option of working fewer hours and putting more time into putting.

i was simply making the point that I'm eager to retire to play free golf despite my retirement being a ways off, and did others feel the same way...

I figured. Sorry if I seemed argumentative. That wasn't my intent.

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no worries, Shindig - i was being unnecessarily defensive

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did your salary decrease? because i remember hearing about colorado being the first state to ever lower its minimum wage.

No. we got a 3% raise this year. And I'm not on salary, just hourly. My pay isn't affected by minimum wage laws because I'm part time, as are all of the course's seasonal employees. My advantage over some is that as a starter I'm at least still an active (on call) employee all winter. Many seasonal positions are laid off at the end of the season, then rehired the next spring. As a result, most of them lose the golfing perks during the off season.

By the way, I haven't heard anything about lowering the minimum wage here... it might have happened, but if so I didn't read about it.

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I consider myself semi-retired, but all that means is I am sitting around waiting for work. It will probably happen like it happens every year. in March everyone with a bent or broken race car will go oh s**t and tow it to my shop. Since the season starts in april I will not be free to play golf probably until the middle of May.

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