Author Topic: Calling all downshifters!  (Read 20854 times)


  • Stubble
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Re: Calling all downshifters!
« Reply #100 on: November 01, 2018, 07:04:20 AM »
I did it for two years. I had been teaching full time and had a part time gig overseas. Two weeks away intensive university teaching each semester Seemed easy, right? It was hell. Only in the last few months did I realize the toll it was taking on me. 75% of the work and stress for 25% of the money. I quit it this spring and am much, much happier not staring into the maw of wage slavery again.


  • Magnum Stache
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Re: Calling all downshifters!
« Reply #101 on: November 01, 2018, 02:51:29 PM »
For those who downshifted, what percentage of your FIRE 'stache did you have accumulated when you downshifted? 40%? 75%? Curious to hear some numbers.

I downshifted 23 years ago and probably had about 10%. I found working full-time just too soul sucking.


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Re: Calling all downshifters!
« Reply #102 on: November 05, 2018, 01:26:12 AM »
At my job we had a health check last week. There it was found that I have very high blood pressure. This is after downshifting to 80% in September. Last year is must have been a LOT higher.
This only shows I did a good thing by downshifting, but it is still not enough. I have an appointment with my GP next week. We'll see what the result of that is.