by rmj8939 04 Dec 2011

Wish me luck. I retired in 1999 and now have to work to help out. I start tomorrow. I am 72 and so nervous.


by gerryvb 05 Dec 2011

well how did it go today?
hugs Gerry

by pennifold 05 Dec 2011

Good luck with your new job. You have experience on your side! Love and blessings Chris

P.S. You are only as old as you feel!

by gayle950 05 Dec 2011

Good Luck, you will be fine. Enjoy your work beacuse we never stop learning.

by juanitadenney 05 Dec 2011

Well good luck to you. It might take a while but you'll fit right back in like you never left.

by snowbird42 05 Dec 2011

It is easy to say dont be nervous but after a decade of not working there are always doubts....I am coming up 70 and i am still working for a man who builds and repairs computers combined with an internet cafe ( which is whee I fit in) and there is not a day goes by that i dont learn something new and i want to keep will be just fine in a week or two it will feel like you never stopped work.....soozie

by almag 05 Dec 2011

Think of all the experience you can call upon, all that practice at getting out of tight corners with grace and patience, and remember, a smile uses so many less muscles than a frown so just smile and save your energy.

by blueeyedblonde 05 Dec 2011

You'll do just fine! What's age got to do with it? It's just a number! After your first day jitters (which is normal), you'll be wondering what you had been so nervous about! Good luck!!

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janetedna by janetedna 05 Dec 2011

ditto. jan

by airyfairy 05 Dec 2011

You will be fine. I wish you all the luck in the world. Sarah.

by twee 05 Dec 2011

I'm so sorry you have to go back to work. Make sure you take care of yourself, eat well, plenty of sleep, and try not to worry to much. My sis had to go back to work at a late age and it was taxing. Prayers for you

by babie 04 Dec 2011

Best wishes for your 1st day.

by gandu 04 Dec 2011

All the best on your first day at work.I am sure you will have a great day.
Hugs Brenda

by noah 04 Dec 2011

praying for you let us know how you make out hugs carolyn

by capoodle 04 Dec 2011

Hope you have a great first day.

by dilceia 04 Dec 2011

Wish you all the best for your first day at work !

by katydid 04 Dec 2011

oh , sweetie, I retired from AT&T in 1997 an then worked 10 years in a Jewelry store as sales and bridal consultant and now I am trying to stitch things to sell for a few extra dollars. I wish you the best in your job. Show up early and be willing to stay late as the younger ones can not do this. Be willing to work on weekends as the younger one won't do this either.. Kay

by vickiannette 04 Dec 2011

Well, perhaps by now you would have finished your first day. Let us know how it went. I have a friend who worked as a kitchen hand in a hospital until she was 73, and wouldn't have left then but for some illness.

by hightechgrammy 04 Dec 2011

I'm sure you can work circles around most of these young kids who are just joining the work force. You have skills that are valuable and you will be a valuable member of the team. Relax and have fun. If the job is too bad, quit and find another one!

by patsy28 04 Dec 2011

You go get them girl!! You'll do fine!

by grandmamek 04 Dec 2011

I am sure it will work out fine for you. It is natural to be nervous about the first day on a new job. Just go in there and show them your stuff. You will do great. Hugs, Mary

by nglover1 04 Dec 2011

Good Luck! I know you will get right back into the swing of things. * Nancy

by ethan 04 Dec 2011

You will be fine, give it a couple of weeks and it will seem as though you have been there forever. Good Luck. G

by kathyflores 04 Dec 2011

Good Luck !!! You will be fine .

by fannyfurkin 04 Dec 2011

Good luck I am sure you will be fine. It is normal to be nervous

by rachap 04 Dec 2011

Good luck. You obviously are computer literate- you use this site, can get designs and do all the downloading , transfering etc. to embroider them out so you probably know more than you give yuourseld credit for- just apply those skills and the young kids will be impressed!!

by gg2009 04 Dec 2011

Think of all the experience you have, but just remember we are never to old to learn.

by lidiad 04 Dec 2011

Of course you are nervous, just remember to have plenty of sleep and to eat well. Don't overdo at work, and you will be fine. Your great experience will benefit them, otherwise they wouldn't have hired you, so try to relax. ... and good luck! Hugs, Lidi

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lidiad by lidiad 04 Dec 2011

Hugs, Lidia.

by shirlener88 04 Dec 2011

Ruthie, just go be you - you will be fine - I would say - if you got the job - you surely will do the job - as best that you can.

by gdsteliga 04 Dec 2011

You are going to be in my prayers. Please let us know how it goes. You are a very brave person.

God bless

by lindaavolio 04 Dec 2011

You'll do great ! You have more experience and knowledge then you think...Hugs
Let us know how you like it.

by beatie58 04 Dec 2011

Good luck although you probably will not need it!

by alexgrandma 04 Dec 2011

Everyone is nervous on their first day! You will do great!

by anne55 04 Dec 2011

You'll do great, I know. They would not have hired you if they didn't think so too! There's a learning curve with every new job and age has nothing to do with it. You can do it!!

by jrob Moderator 04 Dec 2011

Ruthie, don't be too anxious. No one starts a new job knowing EVERYTHING about it. You were given the job, so your employer has confidence that you can do. I know you can!

by ddouville 04 Dec 2011

will be thinking of you and I know you will be a bit nervous but you will do good!

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rmj8939 by rmj8939 04 Dec 2011

Thank you

by drro 04 Dec 2011

I will ask God to give you peace and comfort, ease and confidence as you begin a new career! Life is exciting and just think of all the people you will bless with your presence! God bless and keep you!! By the way, butterflies are also a sign of excitement-not nerves!

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rmj8939 by rmj8939 04 Dec 2011

Thank you.

by theduchess 04 Dec 2011

Congratulations.You can do it. just remember someone thinks you can they hired you.Stella

by devon 04 Dec 2011

You will do great. Just take your time. Just rememver nothing's impossible. Hugs DeVon

pennifold by pennifold 05 Dec 2011

Love this DeVon! Love Chris

ansalu by ansalu 05 Dec 2011

This is so cute :o)

by aleene 04 Dec 2011

You will do great, Just think you found a job!

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rmj8939 by rmj8939 04 Dec 2011

You are right.

by zoefzoef 04 Dec 2011

all the best for you new job !

by sadp 04 Dec 2011

You will do great and love it, hugs S*

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rmj8939 by rmj8939 04 Dec 2011

Thank you

by dlonnahawkins 04 Dec 2011

Best of luck to you - I know that it is probably hard. I am still working, but my company has been very good to me, and know that I will be able to work as long as I can get the job done. My DH retired early, so at least my paycheck keeps me independent to a point. LOL

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rmj8939 by rmj8939 04 Dec 2011

Thank you

by fabricfairy 04 Dec 2011

You will go well , Iam 63 years old and still work I am lucky the young ones I work with are so thoughful of my age , they love to ask "life questions ",and it ass given them a new out look on older people.

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rmj8939 by rmj8939 04 Dec 2011

Thank you.

by cfidl 04 Dec 2011

Good Luck, God Bless You!

by bokkieborduur 04 Dec 2011

All the best for your first day at work and I know that you can do it Hugs Marie

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rmj8939 by rmj8939 04 Dec 2011

Thank you

by gerryvb 04 Dec 2011

you will do great, good luck and give us an update after your first day,I will think about you.hugs

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rmj8939 by rmj8939 04 Dec 2011

Thanks Gerry. It means a lot.Ruthie

by louisecockeran 04 Dec 2011

Hi rmj8939 I wish you good luck with this, I wish there was something I could do because when you retire you are not suppose to work again, Luck and my prayers with you. Hugs Louise

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rmj8939 by rmj8939 04 Dec 2011

Thank you

by edithfarminer 04 Dec 2011

I am sure you will do extremely well, lifetime of experience lol. good luck

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rmj8939 by rmj8939 04 Dec 2011


by ansalu 04 Dec 2011

Wish you all the best for your first day at work again tomorrow :o)
Greetings, Bettina

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rmj8939 by rmj8939 04 Dec 2011

Thank you.