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My plans for tomorrow are fluid – we plan on going to the opticians to pick up new glasses, and after that we'll see what happens.
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These thoughts are getting cornea and cornea every day.
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
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Now, I have got a work-from-home part-time opportunity in working on (hands-on) an imaging and graphing application which uses WPF, and MVVM. Though I am not actively on the job market, I feel inclined to take up this opportunity. Though not the latest and greatest technologies like React, Angular, Kotlin, Android, iOS, etc., what I will be working on, is good-old-Windows-Desktop-Application-Programming, which I enjoy.
If you were in my shoes, would you endeavour into getting into this assignment?
I would only come out of retirement for a project that spoke to me on some important level.
If finances were tight, then I would come out of retirement for any project I had most of the skill sets the project/position was looking for.
Side thought: I don't learn new technologies, etc. as quickly as I did when I was 25, I am almost 50 now. It will be worse when I am 60+, I am sure. Most of the junior devs on my team are under 30 and grok things much quicker than I do.
slacker, I declare bullshit and throwing the flag. You learn just as well as you did in your earlier Years. I'm older than you - and what I have found is not an inability to learn. It's that we have so much experience we know nonsense when we see it.
Example: OP says "
the latest and greatest technologies like React, Angular, Kotlin, Android, iOS, etc.
seriously? Setting aside the OS references, after 30+ years, we figured out that sooner or later you have to deliver something. We *know* we need something stable.
you're going to be fine
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
what I will be working on, is good-old-Windows-Desktop-Application-Programming, which I enjoy.
If you enjoy then go for it.
You've already said
I feel inclined to take up this opportunity
Then go for it.
Though not the latest and greatest technologies like
Fixed that for you
Edit: I meant to say, I did something very similar 4 years ago. Had sort of retired, then decided to go back to work largely for the challenges (which I enjoy). Not enough challenges just answering QA here on CP
If I retired before 55 I'd probably have boatloads of money or I wouldn't be able to hold out for another 30 to 40 years or so without a steady income.
And if I had boatloads of money, I wouldn't need the job.
And a lot of great games have been released recently, so I'd probably find myself preoccupied...
Only you can answer this question, really.
Do you need the money, do you like the work, do you like working in a team again, are you bored otherwise, do you need to get away from your wife/kids...
You can always take the job, go through your trial period and quit after one or two months if it isn't what you expected it to be.
Though not a boatful of money, money is not a problem right now. I am occupied part-time with what I like to do otherwise (which is spirituality), and this programming assignment is for the remaining part-time, which is what I am comfortable with. This is the reason for my inclination towards this.
I would take it if it looks interesting and the people would be pleasant to work for/with. I "retired" at 54 and was fine with it. Eventually, I missed the good parts of the grind and started contracting. Too many "part time" jobs were for 60 hours a week for 2 months, avoided them. Found great folks to contract for and jobs included some travel. Still have my hand in some IT stuff, just a few hours a month, remote (mostly surveillance cameras).
Been doing that for 30 some years.
If you can keep your head while those about you are losing theirs, perhaps you don't understand the situation.