Tag Archives: finishing work

  1. Summer Holidays


    July 4, 2016 by Jean

    Nothing highlights the differences between the summers of my teaching years and the summers of my retirement years more than …
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  2. Engagement, Disengagement, and Re-engagement


    April 22, 2015 by Jean

    When I was working, I was very engaged in my workplace – the type of faculty member who cared deeply …
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  3. Visiting the Former Workplace


    April 11, 2015 by Jean

    Many retirees confront the issue of what their relationship to the old workplace will be. Some retirees maintain a strong …
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  4. A Life Course Perspective On Retirement: Normative Trajectories


    August 14, 2014 by Jean

    In Pascale, Primavera and Roach’s book The Retirement Maze (see Retirement Transition Reading: The Retirement Maze), “life course theory” is …
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  5. Lasts


    May 21, 2014 by Jean

    As I make final preparations for my move away from Gettysburg, this has been a week of “lasts.” On Sunday, …
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  6. School’s Out!


    May 11, 2014 by Jean

    Today, I turned in my last-ever set of final (really final!!) grades. There are many aspects of teaching that I …
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  7. Retirement Celebrations


    May 4, 2014 by Jean

    In his advice to prospective retirees at the end of The Experience of Retirement, Robert S. Weiss includes the following: …
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  8. Retirement Transition Reading: The Experience of Retirement


    April 27, 2014 by Jean

    …All retirees face the same two challenges of retirement: to manage its threat of marginality and to utilize its promise …
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  9. Old Files


    March 31, 2014 by Jean

    For the past several weeks, I’ve been spending a half day each week sorting through old files in my office. …
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  10. Senioritis


    March 10, 2014 by Jean

    When our senior students have trouble focusing on their academics and start turning in work below their capabilities, faculty say …
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I am Jean Potuchek, a professional sociologist who has just stepped into the next phase of my life, retirement, after more than thirty years of college teaching. This blog is about my experience of that new phase of life.

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