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Old 04-06-2015, 08:51 AM   #1
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I have been following this site for a while now and finally pulled the trigger. This is the first day of retirement for me, although I am staying on "part time" as an advisor which hopefully will be a good experience. If not, then we will can it.

I am 57 and have been going through the OMY for the last several years even though I am FI. At least on day 1, it feels good to say FIRE!!!
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:56 AM   #2
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Congratulations and welcome. I've always wondered if the part-time adviser would be a fun role. Do you have a regular schedule, or can you drop in to advise whenever you are in the mood to do so.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:04 AM   #3
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Not sure how it is going to work, This was a tough departure for me and the company. Been there since we started it up a long time ago. No set schedule and I think I will just be asked from time to time to help out on special projects. Not initiated by me but the company.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:37 AM   #4
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:22 AM   #6
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:55 AM   #7
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Welcome! It's also my first day of retirement!
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:53 PM   #8
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:52 PM   #9
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Congrats.

Just something to look out for. I know 3 folks who retired and did a part time "consulting" gig at their old employer. For tow of the three the gig slowly demanded more and more of their time. They said it quickly became just like a regular job.

The other one loved it.

As you say, though, you can always can it.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:21 PM   #12
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Congratulations to the two new retirees! Hope you love it as much as I do.
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Well done. I performed part time consulting work for the company I left in 2013 but it only last about 6 months. They wanted more but I was unwilling to give it. When they call now I just tell them I'm busy with other endeavors (mainly golf and anything else I choose!)

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