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Do any folks on this bowl have an end goal of working in a low stress, remote, < 30 hour/week corporate job rather than retiring early?

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Just made that change (no longer at Deloitte). It’s been great. I’m happier and healthier and less stressed. I have more time for family and friends. I’m mentally stimulated without feeling pushed to extreme. The hardest part was the ego hit - having to tell people I was giving up my fast paced career where I was a top performer to take a lifestyle change

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That’s awesome congrats !

My retirement goal is to quit finance in my mid-late 50's and pick a new city and live in it every year. Id take a low stress job like a barista or retail for semblance of a schedule and to meet people. One year I also want to be a cashier at a national park gift shop and spend my off time hiking. Edit: I just re-read your question. I wouldnt be opposed to a low stress corporate job as long as it truly is 30 hours/week. If it provides healthcare even better since that is my biggest fear planning for retirement

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Yes. I’m less “retire early” and more “work optional”, meaning I can do something that pays potentially less and is low stress, while I live the lifestyle I want.

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Yes!!!!

I have that now. Been fully remote since 2016, work around 20 hours a week. Pay is kind of low at 140, but I couldn’t imagine working another job at 40 hours a week. I really enjoy my me time and playing video games and getting high.

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I mean I want more money, so yes

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Yes. The idea takes a lot of stress away for me. The idea of a small salary to cover basic costs. My mind is programmed to feel that if I’m not making money, it’s dangerous.

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Honestly I was a barista on college and loved it. I’d make coffee from 6-9a every day and then whatever my heart desires if I could 😂

For me, no. I want to be able to travel extensively, spend time with family whenever I feel like it, volunteer, etc. and most corporate jobs aren't conducive to that. I'm considering freelancing to make some money on the side but I don't see myself in a corporate job any longer than I need to be.

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Nope. I’ve had clients at these “low stress” places and it doesn’t mesh well with my personality at all. Everyone coasts and the only people with decision making power is upper management. Because everyone else is coasting, no one puts their heads up or push back against these decisions. I’ve been a part of projects where they used outdated tools, processes, software because the primary driver was a senior manager wanting to help out his buddy who’s the CEO of the software company so they force us to create solutions in that software that take 10-20x longer and 10-20x less effective. I put my heart into everything I do. And the idea of FIRE is to give myself a runway to keep doing that without financial pressure.

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Certainly not every low stress job is like that. And the great thing about FI is that it gives you the freedom to just leave if one does turn out that way.

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That’s pretty much my current role. Low stress, remote, 40h/wk corporate, high pay. They’re out there.

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Biopharma BD generally has worse hours, esp around deals. Comp is high, but not highest. But you get to work with high finance folks, if that’s your thing.

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Yes, aiming for CoastFIRE or at least I think I am.

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The catch is finding such opportunity.

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Definitely! I care more about being financially independent than retiring early. I would quit for a low stress job I enjoy when I have enough invested/saved.

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If you don’t have a few really good hobbies (art, golf, etc.) than a low stress job that you enjoy could be a excellent option.

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