But Vaupel worries far more about today's young people. He says his 34-year-old son had a two-year stretch of unemployment before finally landing a full-time security job this summer at Gulfstream Park's casino.
"I'm thinking to myself, 'How are they ever going to get ahead, because they can't get a job, or jobs out there are bad?' "
Vaupel knows that if he retired, it would open up a job for someone younger. But he isn't going anywhere.
"The best insurance during a recession is a full-time job," he said. "Guys my age or older are sticking around."