Posted by DavidN (other posts) on April 25, 2017 at 14:05:14 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: 2017 update posted by Jason on April 24, 2017 at 11:53:25:
Gosh, my apologies for not replying earlier, just haven't checked in for a couple of days. Oh, how I remember the frustration of being at work, and the fact that there were restrictions on what websites were allowed to be accessed. It seems that Photobucket was blocked. That was at the time when I had a much greater interest in some online sites than I am now.
One thing that got me was that it seemed that everyone at work was just so darned young compared to me. They were hiring a lot of new people in the few years before I retired, since our department was doing a lot more work than before, and it seems that a lot of them were barely out of school. I worked in a lab that was responsible for the safety of the Canadian food supply.
Office politics got to me as well, and although I enjoyed the technical aspects of the work, after 31 some years, I felt it was time to take the plunge and retire.
I totally agree that we have an excellent health system in Canada, but it does lead to somewhat higher taxes, and waiting times for some types of surgery can be very long.
I hope that you can work something out so that you can retire early.
: Hi David,
: I remember you at ďthat other placeĒ counting down the days until you reached the magic age of 55. Haha, remember when you couldnít access all the photos on your work computer? Iím so happy that retirement has been all that you were hoping it would be.
: At age 45 now, how I would love to be able to get out of the rat race in just 10 years! The biggest problem for me would be health coverage as America is not as well set up as Canada in that regard. Without government coverage at age 65 at the earliest, Iíd be on my own. Iím still hoping to work something out though. Time is precious and worth far more than money in my book.