I worked for the US Postal Service retired after 23 years! i was only 42 when i retired Now i am 65!
I can kick myself in the butt for retiring from that Federal government job,with the Postal union and the fact that is why you see so many attorney wanting to pursue a political job,Congress and Governor's and Senator's all get paid by the same organization that pay's my pension every month the Office of Personal Management also the FBI CIA Drug enforcement agency are under the same umbrella i am for a Postal Worker which is not rocket science , when you go to your local post office to get stamps and mail a letter those individuals at the window are making 55.000 dollars a year and that not including overtime and i get excellent benefits,Federal Blue cross and blue shield, life insurance, and a great vision and dental plan from a federal dental provider and ferderal vision provider I am 65 years old and could have had 44 years of service invested, i am frustrated that i retired only with 23 years of Service my pension would have more the doubled well there is a reason for everything!
Retired Female, 73yrs young, Desperate to earn a lving.
I was downsized in Jan.2013, just 2 months before my son died. I was so in shock, I really had a hard time relating to the situation. Living in NJ is a real financial struggle. I need a job, working from home, hopefully without computer, as ours is way too slow. My hubby works 2 jobs, 7 nites a week, also has macular degeneration, so I drive him to & from work. Can anyone give me some ideas about a way to earn a living? Really getting desperate now.... Thanks for reading my tale of woe.
Civilian General Schedule Managment practices
I was a GS civilian. I started in 1978 and retired in 2016. I was promoted from GS 5, 7, 9 while working at APG, MD. Our government forces others and I to move to Fort Lee VA or lose your job. I was not electable to retire and it created arguments between my wife an I for a year up until the final day to move. Civilian management stated promotions for all that move to Ft Lee VA. That was a fat lie for all the GS employees that were forced to move. I had to live in the building I worked in on the military post because I did not have a place to live and no Funds to get my own place to live. I worked there for 7 years and never got a promotion as management stated. I had to hide all my living things and leave the shop and return later to shower and prep for bed on a hard floor. I found out a gs 12 was leaving to a gs 13 position and I told by my supervisor I want here position and he stated do you have A degree. I told him I am in at the end of my third year completing and my supervisor said your not getting that job. Fellow military and civilians said I should have been given that job because of my knowledge and years of experience. I was admitted to the hospital to have a stent placed in my heart and my GS civilians did not call or come to inquire as to my progress. I walked in my supervisors office and stated I am retiring Jan 31 2016. I don't stress anymore an my health is a lot better. All civilian grades need to be eliminated from all military schools across the US.
My wife is 62yrs can she retire at this age we have been married for 25yrs she has not work for 20yrs she stop working after she got breast cancer. I did not want her too work anymore I'm still working in 60yrs old I just wanted to no the facts thank you
Bob My title is SIR- I guess
Do not trust Social Security they tried to sucker me into accepting lesser payments when I retire, and refused to say whether or not it is legal for employers to demand my age and social numbers saying only "it varies from state to state".
I need work
My husband and I are on Social Security but do not make enough to pay all the bills. (we don't have credit card debt but are having trouble paying the mortgage, electric, insurance, car payment, etc). I thought we were prepared for retirement but we were not. I am hoping the companies that do help people here will be able to help us. Unfortunately they are closed on Fridays during the summer so I wasn't able to speak with anyone. I have never been in this position before and really don't know what to do. We live in Boynton Beach, FL. I did go to the one agency that helps but they are closed on Fridays during the summer. We do have enough food but need to pay the water and electric bill. (I have called them and I don't think they will shut the utilities off). This is the worst thing I have ever had to go through. I am a Certified Residential Appraiser but have been unable to find a job in my field (or any field). My husband is not able to work because of severe health problems. I am fortunate that my health is good and I am able to work.