The best job to have is the job that you don't need.
If you are unemployed, you smell like desperate loser, and employers will hold it against you.
If you already have a job, you're less likely to put up with abuse during an interview, which can make you a more attractive candidate.
Or do you mean when already employed?
If you are living paycheck-to-paycheck, you have to put up with whatever abuse or risk homelessness.
If you have savings, you can accept being fired, so there's a limit to what you'll put up with.
February 7th, 2018 6:13pm
23 months of runway left for me. Want to start a job because I miss the routine.
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February 7th, 2018 6:41pm
23 months isn't enough for total freedom.
As I get older, it's taking me 6-12+ months to find a job, so 23 months wouldn't be enough.
You really need to get to the point where you can live off your savings with a 3% drawdown rate (or less). Then you can afford to quit any job.
February 7th, 2018 9:07pm
If you achieved that, why would you show up for any interview at all? You are retired.
At 3%, unless you have a multimillion $ portfolio, you'll be living very cheaply. Cat food might even be on the menu a few times a week.
I'm thinking I can do better with less, making 7% or better on my real estate. Since I can receive the income without depleting the asset. Obviously, there is depreciation, but you don't hold long enough to have to plow more money into capex. You sell at an appreciated price, buy and leverage another property, and repeat.