After offering me a minimal pay sitting down job, I opted to retire. I was used to being out and about in a van all day and the thought of being trapped in an office environment didn't enthuse me at all..so I retired.
My husband also worked for Ma Bell and had a few more years to go before retirement-but he sadly had a heart attack and passed away.
My advise is to retire as soon as you can-you'll never say "Gosh I wish I'd worked a couple of months or years longer, especially if you've been able to save and are financially ready to go. Even though I wasn't exactly on the best financial road, I'm still glad I retired when I did.
Lots of we retirees say "I don't know how I had time to work, I have so much to do now" and thats exactly how I feel- I'm always busy, and though I occasionally miss the people I worked with and even the job, which was fun for many years, I don't miss the garbage working in a large corporation brings to us-the politics, the kissing up and the way some people do act.
So count down and retire when you can! I was actually in Cancun on my last official day as an employee as I took 3 weeks of vacation time I had coming after my disability ended.