I am going back to work

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Sorry it came to this, but good luck in your new venture. Might be more of us joining you due to this stock market decline...:(
i'm glad to say that i don't really follow the hype or day-to-day news. i've studied the market quite a lot over the life time i've been working, investing and saving along with when i retired from my main job many years ago (about 30yrs earlier than most people would consider it). it goes up and down. just hold to your longer-term plan of investing and that should mean you are buying more when the market is down if you are regularly investing.

i have worked part-time and a bit of full-time too, but eventually they became wrong for me so i quit those. in the future i might go back to part-time again, but at the moment things are ok with me doing what i love to do here. gardens, puttering about and whatnot.
 

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I worked from 5:45 AM to 2 PM yesterday, off today, then two 12 hour shifts. The concrete floors are a killer. I have to find scrubs today, hope I can find a store open.
good shoes are critical, hard floors play hell on feet, ankles, knees, lower back... all the way up, the old song _the Ankle Bone is Connected to the ..._ is really true. working at the library in bad shoes helped me figure out how important they are. if you need to do stretches and some exercises (haha, yeah i know) it can help too. hang in there you know you got us rooting for ya tootsie! :)
 

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A friend of mine works as a Physical Therapist Aide - she helps support the patient. She is on her feet all day also and was complaining to one of the therapists about her feet hurting. She had bought 2 pair of specialty shoes ($$$) that were recommended by that therapist and was unhappy that they didn't stop her feet from hurting so bad at the end of the day. The therapist said to bring a second set of shoes and change them at lunch. My friend does that most of the time now and she says it does help.
 

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Also, having a quality set of custom orthotics can make a huge difference. As can sitting down when ever the opportunity arises. However, working in the field of physical therapy, during disease outbreaks, I would usually stand ALL DAY LONG, rather than sit on any surface in a resident's room. b/c to sit down meant carrying the microbes on my clothing from one chair to the next as I moved from room to room.
 

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I found two sets of scrubs today and a pair of Sketcher shoes for 25% off. I'm going to take them tomorrow and wear my farm shoes, Sketcher shape ups (I washed them LOL) I'll wear one pair, then switch. New shoes need breaking in.
 

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Also, having a quality set of custom orthotics can make a huge difference. As can sitting down when ever the opportunity arises. However, working in the field of physical therapy, during disease outbreaks, I would usually stand ALL DAY LONG, rather than sit on any surface in a resident's room. b/c to sit down meant carrying the microbes on my clothing from one chair to the next as I moved from room to room.
if you have high arches i can say that arch supports can be a nice thing to get used to... :)
 

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