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Old 06-23-2010, 03:47 PM   #41
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Are you still in that "bad job situation" that you wrote about in April? Or have you ER already? I noted in your profile that 2010 is your retirement year. Congratulations if things have improved at work, otherwise, hang in there ER is right around the corner for you.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:08 PM   #42
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Time for an update... I "retired" on Oct. 26th. I gave a two weeks notice and am glad that I didn't give any longer. My boss was unkind with how he treated me during those weeks. He felt that I did not appreciate that I had a "good" job and how dare I walk away from all that the company had given me. He was rude and dismissive and solidified my decision that this was a company that I needed to get away from. At this point we have sold our home and relocated back to where we both grew up. I have not lived in this area for many years and have loved being back with family again. ER is great. I stayed long enough to get my bonus and several other perks that I had coming to me. These just helped to build up the retirement fund. Now I have time to work on several creative hobbies that I have not had time to enjoy for years. The big question is will I look for another job in the future - as of right now, I do not plan on it. I am enjoying myself too much. I seem to be adjusting well to this new life style! I have worked in retail for many years and it has put a bad taste in my mouth for the holiday season. Now that pressure is gone and I can truely remember the reason for the season. Thanks to all for the advise over the months that I was working through this process.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:38 PM   #43
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Congratulations! I can feel your happiness just reading your post.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:40 PM   #44
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Congrats, TM.

It's always encouraging to read an "now I'm free and I'm loving it" post.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:44 PM   #45
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Congratulations TM,

Just think, how sweet it is that you've FIRE'd and all the chaos with the rude boss etc. is in the rear view mirror and fading out of sight
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:56 PM   #46
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So true easysurfer! I will admit that I have had many dreams/nightmares about work. Always in yet another meeting trying to argue some sense into others. Not a good dream, but a great feeling when I wake up and know that I don't have to do that any more. Loving it!
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:02 PM   #47
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TM,

With those dreams/nightmares, welcome to the world of FIRE!

I FIRE'd in 2008 and still have recurring w*rk dreams. In my dream/nightmare, I dream that I've been "volunteering" my services for months, realizing that I haven't entered my timesheet nor have been on the payroll for months. Then the good part is when I realize that I don't need this anymore as I'm retired..then I wake up
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:07 PM   #48
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While the dreams/nightmare can cause me a mini panic attack - it is almost worth that great feeling when you wake up! I'm with you easyrider.
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Well done TM, welcome to ER
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Congratulation! You did the right thing. Now enjoy your free time and your family.
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:22 AM   #51
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Great news, TM. Am sure you will have a wonderful holiday season now that work pressure is off. Enjoy!
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:04 PM   #52
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Thanks for the update. Good to hear that everything worked out.

In a sense it was probably useful that your boss was a jerk following receipt of your notice. If he had behaved well (thanked you for your hard work during your years at the company, expressed regret at your decision, etc.), perhaps you might have second-guessed yourself. As it is, he "solidified (your) decision that this was a company that (you) needed to get away from": which was kinda helpful.
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