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Old 01-05-2014, 09:18 AM   #1
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First day of ER tomorrow!

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Short time lurker here, joined in October, 2013. Well, today is my last day of employment. I worked at a major electronics company for the past 32 years ending as an engineering director. While I initially wanted to wait until next January when I would be 54, the company was offering ER packages that were too good to pass up. Like I said, too good to pass up. I've worked for this day for a long time having got my first job at 8 and never having gone more than two months without another job. 45 years and tomorrow morning I have to be nowhere and I have to meet with no one. Now I just have to find things to do with my time! This is going to be great!

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Old 01-05-2014, 09:22 AM   #2
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:22 AM   #3
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:28 AM   #4
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Hello everyone,

Short time lurker here, joined in October, 2013. Well, today is my last day of employment. I worked at a major electronics company for the past 32 years ending as an engineering director. While I initially wanted to wait until next January when I would be 54, the company was offering ER packages that were too good to pass up. Like I said, too good to pass up. I've worked for this day for a long time having got my first job at 8 and never having gone more than two months without another job. 45 years and tomorrow morning I have to be nowhere and I have to meet with no one. Now I just have to find things to do with my time! This is going to be great!

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Congrats on RE! You deserve it after all of those years of solid work. You probably contributed a lot to your 401k Plus Plan to make this possible, so I'll mention a small advantage, in case you haven't heard of it. You can get access to your 401k funds at 55 instead of 59.5 if you leave them at, I'm guessing, Fidelity. The "gotcha" is you'd need to get a job in the year you turn 55, transfer the funds to the current employer 401k, then quit, hehe. But anyway, I hope you enjoy the decompression phase. I'm looking forward to mine soon.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:35 AM   #5
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Congratulations! You've worked hard. Take Monday....and the rest of your days off!
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:54 PM   #8
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Congratulations again! With a bit of envy. Let us know how you adjust to your new schedule.
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Welcome and a hearty congratulations. I'm grinning from ear to ear, living vicariously through you for the moment !
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Congrats. My last day was the 31st, still all new to me.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:39 PM   #13
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Congrats. My last day was the 31st, still all new to me.
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