Should I just retire?
Without going into too many details, I am eligible for an early retirement soon (I started working at age 3, of course), but had not planned to retire for another 3-5 years. I love my job and can't imagine NOT working here, especially since I have never just stayed home, except on maternity leave. Unfortunately, plans are in the works to lay off about 65% of our employees (not because of economic problems, but because they have done such a great job that our agency looks very attractive to outside companies that want to take over our functions). As the HR Director, I feel that I should stay on board to help our folks get through this process as gently as possible, but it is breaking my heart. I go home every day to cry (if I make it that far before I start). And just as I wrap my head around the idea of retiring and finally doing some of the things I've always wanted to do, I get another job offer. Not much more money, tough job, but flattering, nonetheless. I'm in a real quandary!