Anyone thinking of downshifting soon?

  TOPCAT® 00:00 27 Apr 2006

For a moment I thought we were on about gearboxes but no, apparently it is National Downshifting Week where some high-flyers are giving/have given up the city-life stress and "opted to sacrifice their well-paid, high-octane lifestyles for a simpler, quieter life."

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I'm sure the FE is just waiting for that day 'cos his good lady promised him faithfully to give his credit cards back!! :o)) TC.

  PurplePenny 10:57 27 Apr 2006

How nice to able to afford to downshift.

  namtas 14:21 27 Apr 2006

I downshifted three years ago, when I retired. Mind I an not sure my wife thinks so.

  spuds 16:31 27 Apr 2006

Downshifted a few times, the last was the 'old codgers'association (retirement), where you cut the spending to suit ;o)

  oresome 18:38 27 Apr 2006

I've downsized involuntarily.

Not pleasant when in your fifties, as this is the time when the kids are leaving home, the mortgage is paid off and you would start to accrue some savings for retirement.

Now work more hours with less holidays for a third of the pay and no big company benefits.

Hardly the good life!

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