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9/22/17 7:30 A

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Enjoy your new employment!



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SPUNOUTMOM Posts: 959
9/21/17 4:23 P

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Congratulations.



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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,975
9/21/17 1:58 P

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Perhaps, but I was responding to the OP, who specifically states: "miss the daily interactions that comes with working."

I honestly know of no volunteer that gets paid. If they are getting paid, they are employed!

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9/20/17 10:38 P

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In general, yes, but there are a few volunteer positions that do pay. Many of us work because we need to, and not because we're looking for social interaction...



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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,975
9/18/17 6:58 P

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Nope. Volunteer means no pay, and mentor usually does also.
I do it for the interactions and for giving back to my community.

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9/18/17 3:40 P

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LUANN, do you get paid for the mentor/volunteer work?

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,975
9/18/17 11:28 A

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Congrats on your job,,, sounds like you will love it.

I went a different route when I wanted social interactions. I mentor and volunteer. Way more enjoyable, and free of workplace stress and drama!

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9/17/17 7:14 P

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I will be 62 next year and am contemplating partial retirement - working two or three days a week. I understand the need for interaction. Best wishes to you as you start a new journey. You have the tools and you know you have the support of the Spark community! Let us know how it goes!

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9/17/17 2:30 P

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Never again! Arrrggghhhhh! If I even smell work, I run screaming the other way. I've finally realized my life's goal. I'm a sloth. You, on the other hand, sound like you will enjoy it, so have a good time and you can do my share while you're there. Have fun and stay focused on healthy living!

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9/16/17 10:28 P

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Congrats on the new job! Way to go on the 5 lbs off! Here's to starting over, you're on the right path! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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9/16/17 9:29 A

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I will soon start a new job after being laid off 4 months ago. Mixed emotions - I have enjoyed the time to spend with my aging parents and DH, but miss the daily interactions that comes with working. So off to work I go!
I have lost 5 pounds or more while being off - no fast food lunches! But I have picked up drinking sodas again! Bad, bad, bad!
I am setting some goals...
1) no sodas
2) come home for lunch (new office is less than 10 minutes from home)
3) dust off my Fitbit and gradually increase my steps until I am back to 20,000+ each day
4) remember to smile!!
This old dog is starting over!

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