81 year old nurse still working strong!

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    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
    tammyca1, gnabanrs, jmiraRN, and 4 others like this.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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, Paco-RN, wooh, and 1 other like this.
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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.
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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, Paco-RN, wooh, and 2 others like this.


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