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81 year old nurse still working strong!

  1. 7 Cute article about an 81 year old nurse...probably runs circles around the others haha. Im gonna be retired on a beach with a pina colada at that age!

    http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/...ntProfile=1058
  2. Visit  RN2B123 profile page

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  3. Visit  noahsmama profile page
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    “Part of it is the fact I want to (work), and part of it is the fact I really need to work because I wouldn't have enough money to live,” Morris said. “I mean, I have Social Security, but they're going to cut that down. They're going to cut it down more, that's what I'm afraid of.”

    <shudder> This is my worst nightmare -- still having to work at 81 to make ends meet! Sure hope this isn't me in 29 years!
    Ashley_RN, RNDreamer, Kooky Korky, and 17 others like this.
  4. Visit  tablefor9 profile page
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    Better get our orders for our power chairs in, guys. Because the way social security is, and with the hits some of us have taken in the stock market and with our real estate, it's not looking good for 63...
    Otessa, cherryames1949, NewTexasRN, and 9 others like this.
  5. Visit  j621d profile page
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    I think the most important point of the article is the last quote:

    "It's all in attitude, if you want to do something, you make up your mind to do it and you do it. That's the way I feel about things. Your attitude makes a big difference.”

    Some people have the right attitude, others don't. I'm hoping that I have the right attitude!
    mcmgal, Otessa, tammyca1, and 15 others like this.
  6. Visit  country mom profile page
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    Notice the tablet she's holding in her hands in the photo? No "I'm too old to use a computer" whining from this lady. Like she said, it's all about attitude.
    Kooky Korky, SweettartRN, Otessa, and 20 others like this.
  7. Visit  tencat profile page
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    I'm sorry that someone has to work at 81. It's just sad. I know it's going to become more and more common as many poised to retire now have no savings and those who will retire later will not have Social Security available. It's still a pity.
  8. Visit  Purple_Scrubs profile page
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    I noticed the article says she went to nursing school at age 57. See, it really is never too late! I have to give her tons of credit for working the floor at that age. I could see myself doing some sub school nursing at that age, but 3 12's on the unit?!?! God Bless her, I don't even want to do that at age 33!
  9. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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    If my body's able, I'm probably going to be working in my 80's... probably won't be doing the double 12's, though.
    futureRN_Anastasia, PacoUSA, wooh, and 1 other like this.
  10. Visit  Conqueror+ profile page
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    Am I the only one wondering what happened to 55 ? The thought of working in my 60's isn't a happy one for me. The people in my family don't live to be 90
    cogath, Anne36, Fiona59, and 2 others like this.
  11. Visit  Simply_KiZmet profile page
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    Quote from j621d
    I think the most important point of the article is the last quote:

    "It's all in attitude, if you want to do something, you make up your mind to do it and you do it. That's the way I feel about things. Your attitude makes a big difference."

    Some people have the right attitude, others don't. I'm hoping that I have the right attitude!
    Me too!!!

    This article reminds me of my grandmother... She's in her 70's still working as a nurse in a doctor's office... Not out of need, but out of love of what she does...
    Cathylady, PacoUSA, wooh, and 2 others like this.
  12. Visit  rph3664 profile page
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    The story said she always worked as a waitress (i.e. no retirement plan there besides Social Security), her husband had Alzheimer's (that probably ate up his retirement savings) and she built a house in the late 1990s, so she's probably still making payments on it.

    Regardless, an 81-year-old doing 12-hour night shifts? You go, Grandma!

    There was a woman at my last job who wasn't much younger than this who worked per diem in the peds unit. She wore the fitted white dress, white hose, and a cap.
  13. Visit  julie-annreyes,RN profile page
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    It's all in attitude, if you want to do something, you make up your mind to do it and you do it. That's the way I feel about things. Your attitude makes a big difference."

    oh.. i love this very much...
    lilaclover, tsalagicara, NaKcl, and 4 others like this.
  14. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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    Quote from Conqueror+
    Am I the only one wondering what happened to 55 ? The thought of working in my 60's isn't a happy one for me. The people in my family don't live to be 90
    Fifty five? The only people I've ever known who were able to go out so early were folks with defined-benefit pensions and guaranteed, life-time medical insurance. Nowadays, about the only ones able to do so will be the folks with the public-safety pensions and the military folks.

    I'm not thrilled about the prospect of working well into my 70's but I'm even less thrilled at the prospect of being destitute in my 70's.

    Health and fitness... or crash and burn... but deterioration just isn't an option.
    Otessa, KSRN2b, VickyRN, and 2 others like this.


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