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Author:  Mus408 [ Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Got the call for help again!

Small stamping company I part-timed at for 4 yrs. until 2016...the maintenance/tooling guy called me and said he's by himself again and swamped with work. He wanted to know if I was interested again to work some hours...any time frame I wanted.
Now this is sweaty gritty work in the summer...no A/C while doing die repair and other things.

Am I up to it again is the question at 65 yrs. now??

Author:  tinman [ Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:28 pm ]
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Just tell em they probably can't afford you.....

Author:  Bear Paw Jack [ Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:27 pm ]
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My BIL does electronics work in the summer to make some extra money. He works 4 days a week and likes what he does. I think most people your age could always use the extra money, if I had a skill I could sell, I'd consider that based on making my own hours and days.

Author:  Pat-inCO [ Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:58 pm ]
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Mus408 wrote:
Now this is sweaty gritty work in the summer...no A/C while doing
die repair and other things.

I think you answered your own question:
Yes, if it includes A/C.
Yes, if it is for ten times the previous wage (bring your own A/C).
or
No.

:D

Author:  Mus408 [ Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Got the call for help again!

tinman wrote:
Just tell em they probably can't afford you.....


Not many of us ol' toolmaking guys around here and the one that is would really need to see some
good $$$$ to get my attention!
I could do some of the repair work in my home shop what with a couple milling machines and lathe and welder.

Author:  SAJohn [ Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:23 pm ]
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My first thought on your post title was that Leo Laporte, Chris Pirrillo, or Morgan Webb had called you. :)

Author:  redhawker [ Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:36 pm ]
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Mus408 wrote:

Am I up to it again is the question at 65 yrs. now??


Only you can answer that. If you want to do it, go for it. If not, then don't. Personally, for myself, at 63 with a screwed up back there's no way I could do most of my former job so I'm fortunate I was able to retire early (not due to the back, that came later, after retirement).

Author:  Dave P. [ Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:21 am ]
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Well if you haven't turned into a couch dwelling
lard-butt with soft girlie hands, I'd say go for it.
Commit to a month and see how it goes.
Don't go nuts on hours worked for a bit to
ease back into it.
Takes a few weeks for your hands to get that
never come clean again look.....
Dave

Author:  Mobuck [ Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:57 am ]
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From a perspective even older than 65, if you want to give it a try, ask for shorter hours. 4-6 hours of actual machine operation would add considerably to the production and maybe less of a strain on you. I don't do well in high temps anymore and wouldn't want to commit for a full 8 hours myself.

Author:  375supermag [ Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:06 am ]
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Hi...
I retired last summer.
I don't think they have enough money to get me to go back.
Spent 46 years working and now that I have some free time to do what I want, I have zero interest in returning to the workforce...temporary or not.
Ain't happening...

Author:  mohavesam [ Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:15 am ]
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At 65, regardless of physical condition, healing from any injury is gonna be quite different from say, ten years prior...
I may audit a stamping house, but I'm not getting too close to product or machinery. JMHO

Author:  Muley Gil [ Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:09 am ]
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"Am I up to it again is the question at 65 yrs. now??"

If you are drawing Social Security, you are only able to earn a set gross amount before your benefits are reduced. Check with the SSA before you commit to any work.

Author:  coach [ Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:53 am ]
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I thought SSA changed that rule about collecting benefits and extra money you may earn. The main reason was so people don’t work off book and not still pay into SS anymore.
As to the original question, only you can decide given your health, desire for some extra cash or usefulness, aggravation, etc. As mentioned even part time would help out and maybe not drain you as much.

Author:  Mus408 [ Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Got the call for help again!

At age 66 or more no limit on earnings with Social Security.
I'm having to good a time just doing things that need doing around my home and my range property
to start working again.
I pass.

Author:  trebor44 [ Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:01 pm ]
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You might want to start here: https://faq.ssa.gov/en-US/Topic/article/KA-01921
But, I have gotten multiple answers from 'SSA employees' so something in writing is warranted.

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