Don’t Look for Trouble

Posted on | November 14, 2012 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
By almost all measures, I have a great job. It pays well. It has a moral center. I get to do the right thing and am never under any pressure otherwise. I get high marks for my performance across the board. And the job even has a defined benefit plan. But the problem is that it just isn’t challenging enough. I feel guilty getting paid as much as I do. I even feel guilty when people tell me how well I am doing.

I am 65 and have had the job for 10 years. I could probably work at it for as long as I want. I could retire, but I worry that if I am bored doing a job that is on its face challenging, retirement will be a struggle. I might be able to find another job, but I am not certain that at my particular place in life I want to begin a 60 hour-a-week endeavor. Ideas?

Dear MFI:
We think you should count your lucky stars! If you still feel that maybe there is something else out there for you, carve out some real time each week to look for it. Good Luck.


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