Read the Descriptions and choose the one that most closely matches why you want to FIRE.

I don't
5 (3.5%)
I won't (was Workaholics Anonymous)
1 (0.7%)
I hate my job
12 (8.5%)
I hate the politics
11 (7.8%)
I hate the people
4 (2.8%)
Delayed Traveller
12 (8.5%)
I have a dream
10 (7.1%)
It's the only way out
8 (5.7%)
It's the family
4 (2.8%)
Do Anything
74 (52.5%)
South Sea Islander
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 141

Author Topic: Why do you want to FIRE?  (Read 4896 times)


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Re: Why do you want to FIRE?
« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2019, 06:05:32 AM »
I just don't want to work anymore.

Been working since I was 16 and 50 something now so I'm done.  I no longer feel work means anything more than collecting a pay check.  Maybe if I was a doctor saving lives or something important yeah, but I am not.  I just push papers around and attend meeting for a boss who thinks they are really important because they collect a big salary.  At the end of the day if we did nothing, the world would be no worse off.

So no hard feelings with anyone or anything, I would just like to step away from work, do things in my yard, travel and just take it easy.


  • Magnum Stache
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Re: Why do you want to FIRE?
« Reply #51 on: June 26, 2019, 07:09:37 AM »
My wife and I were self employed for 18 years.
Open 7 days a week, 10 hrs a day, but there was at least 12 hrs of work per day. Always on call, never took vacations, took off 1 or two days only a few times for special occasions.
 Often started at 6:30am and not done until after 6pm, especially in the winter.
Over all, the job was easy, with lots of free time, but I could leave the area, in case we had a customer.
 I just got tired of having a schedule to keep and not having any time to do as I pleased.
Tired of my life being the business.
We did retire after hurricane Michael, have sold almost all of the business assets.
Now, if I can just finish a few more house repairs. :-)


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