I did not have much foresight when I was younger. As my husband and I were preparing to leave for Peace Corps service, my father said, "What are you two doing? You should be planning for retirement." I was 28 at the time and retirement seemed in the long-distant future: no need to think about it on the verge of a new adventure. And off we went.
we returned home I worked for several organizations, both full-time and
part-time for varying lengths of time, but none long enough to obtain
enough retirement credits in either the public retirement system or in
social security. I'm now approaching retirement age with the need to
earn five quarters (spread over at least two years) to quality for
social security, the system with which I have the most amount of time.
Needless to say, I've been seeking employment this year to earn one of
While job hunting I've seen some
interesting job titles, but the most interesting, or maybe the most unusual or the most surprising, was this:
I did not click the link to learn more about this job. My imagination went wild and I began scratching my head.
I'll finish one quarter of work this year and
will work next year to earn the other four quarters. But no matter what other
job I have to take, I will not be a head lice removal technician.