July 8th, 2008


Posted in Other Stuff by 200

People keep asking me what I’m going to do when I retire. I don’t really have much of an answer for them, to be honest. Lounging around on my arse, playing on the internet probably is not an option, as appealing as I find it.

I’ve still got a mortgage & kids to put through university, so some kind of paid employment really is a given.

The question then arises as to what kind of job I might be able to get. There’s obviously only two real choices, do I seek employment as a civilian with my force or do I go outside. It’s a big choice. It’s one of taking the safety net or the unprotected road. If I stay in the force, there’s no surprises (I know who crap they are at ’employing’ people & how they treat them, but it’s a guaranteed wage – provided they have me). Whereas going outside is pretty frightening; getting a job is not a given, I’ve got no skills other than coppering, I’ve not done an interview since I applied to join the police over 30 years ago.

The other option, with which I’m not meeting with much success so far, is getting the wife to go out to work while I lay about the house, lounging on my arse & playing on the Internet. Much like I do now but for longer.

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