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Old 11-04-2015, 08:54 PM   #1
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That's it! I pulled the trigger! I am done by end of 2015. Told my VP to shove it, well politely and filed for my retirement. Now the anxiety starts to kick in. Was shooting for 55 but could not hold out longer. Never thought I am done with mega corp at 52 but had enough with these BS metrics and goals that's unattainable and goes nowhere.

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Old 11-04-2015, 09:32 PM   #2
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Congratulations abbvie. Any plan on what you will be doing once you are free?
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:40 PM   #3
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Good for you, now the countdown to retirement and freedom starts!
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:59 PM   #4
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Thank you Whisper66. First and foremost, I want to desensitized my self by starting to write like a human being instead of a corporate drone response. I want to express my thoughts without having to worry about possible implications. Spending more time with my children, perhaps volunteer work by giving back what this great country gave me and be grateful for the opportunity of ER. I hope to get lots of advice from you guys going forward.
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:20 PM   #5
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Congrats! A drone no more!


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Old 11-05-2015, 08:59 AM   #6
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Congrats! I plan to go by the end of the year, too, at age 53. Have the same anxiety as you right now.
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:16 AM   #7
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Abbvie,
Congrats!!! I to got fed up with mega corp and just could not take it anymore at age 51.
That was 3 years and one month ago. The anxiety about retirement has faded away.
Took me about a year to decompress. My mental and physical health improved greatly.
Time to kick back and enjoy!! Welcome to the good life!!
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Good luck to you Abbvie and congratulations on your decision. Welcome to a more complete freedom.
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Congratulations, Abbvie. I hope your retirement brings you as much joy as mine brings me!!!
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Nice! The stock is up too!
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:52 AM   #11
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Congratulations!!! Best of luck in the future!
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Congratulations! It's amazing how quickly you can decompress and start smelling the roses!


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Was shooting for 55 but could not hold out longer. Never thought I am done with mega corp at 52 but had enough with these BS metrics and goals that's unattainable and goes nowhere.
Congrats. Been there..... I was about 52 when I feel I really became FI and started seriously considering retiring but stuck it out for another 8 years. The only positive thing about working those extra years was all the extra money. If you are FI and tired of the BS then "Get the hell out of Dodge". You'll never get those years back.
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Old 11-05-2015, 07:04 PM   #15
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Well done.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:17 AM   #16
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Congrats, Abbvie! Good for you. This was my year as well, and DH will be joining us at year end. This forum is the best for encouragement (was my inspiration for years), support, and great advice from the collective wisdom of those that have traveled and continue to travel this road before us. Enjoy and relish these next few days, months and years!
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Old 11-06-2015, 05:41 AM   #17
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Congrats! I hope your anxiety fades quickly!!!


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Congrats, abbvie! The anxiety should soon transition into giddiness.
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Congrats abbvie! I too will be finished at end of 2015. Have been looking forward to this for long time. My wife and I are moving from cold Ohio, to sunny warm Tampa area. We are very excited, and scared at the same time. We have worked long days while working, and are concerned about all our free time. And hope some volunteering, and beach time ,are satisfing enough! At 56 we don't want to work anymore. We hope to spend allot of time on motorcycle exploring the depths of Florida,as we have seen the surface. We also hope to get on some last minute cruises. Maybe we can explore together! Enjoy!
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Very nice. Congrats!
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