Do You Ever Dream You Are Back At Work?

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  1. Bill Boggs

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    I have been retired a long time and for a long time I have dreamed about my work, about looking for work, i.e. trying to find job because I was unemployed and needed to work. I dreamed about looking for employment last night as decrepted as I am and I found work at a little roadside cafe replacing a waitress who had to be off a few days because of an emergency. Then in my dream I worried about the cafe being over run with customer and all the things that could go wrong. Before I had ever worked a shift I awoke tired. In all my years most of my dreams have been about work. When not dreaming about work I dream about being lost, getting lost, and not being abe to find my way home.
     
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    I worked about 40 yrs and a lot of those years I typed and did shorthand as a secretary, remember those people? Well, some times I go back to that life and so glad when I wake up....
     
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    Retiring made the dreams about work stop. I had a recurring nightmare that I came across a letter out of order on my route, I would walk back and deliver it to the correct address, only to have it show up again and again.
    Retirement day, like flipping a switch, no more nightmares no more leg cramps!
     
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    I still dream that I am at work on a job that I haven't done in more than thirty years. Oddly, I have far more dreams of being in a paper bag factory than I do about working as a paramedic. Maybe it was the repetition of the job that secured a place for it in my brain.
     
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    Every once in a while I dream of going to the toilet at a particularly unsavory place that I worked at as a contractor in DP systems.
     
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    I keep dreaming about sales appointments that I make and then worrying about not making the appointment because I can't remember where I parked my car. Really weird because I stopped driving three years ago and sold my car. I have frequent dreams about the car I no longer have.
     
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  7. Beth Gallagher

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    No, I can't say that I've dreamed about work. I am having more vivid dreams lately, though. Not sure if they are induced by anxiety over the pandemic or what.
     
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    Although I have been retired for many years, yes I have actually dreamed I was working. Not exactly as I was doing when I retired, but working nonetheless. I have on occasion awakened when I have overslept and thought to myself, "I'm going to be late for work." Then reality sets in and I sigh in relief.
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    I've been retired for ten years and I still have nightmares about work. Usually it's a situation where lack of planning on someone's part leads to an emergency on my part. Business as usual at my last job.

    I wake up and gratefully assure myself that "it's just a dream, it's just a dream!"
     
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  10. Hal Pollner

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    Yes I do, but just to tour the vast plant and its facilities.

    Hal
     
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