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Old 08-19-2010, 01:15 PM   #61
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:01 PM   #63
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This is actually an interesting philosophical issue. And I could see their being different views on it. I think the vast majority of people who are here think that early retirement is fine. But...what does that mean?
We all make our own definitions and set our own limits, but unless we are mega-rich or well into the normal retirement age age range, the rest of the world makes up its own mind on the matter.

Here's what the English language says about it:


http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/RedundancyAndLeavingYourJob/index.htm


redundancy definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
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...About retiring early, if one gets to retirement at all, it is good. I myself have seen so many coworkers dropping dead while working, some even AT WORK.
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That is sad but true. That is why its called making a dying!
My friends and I were used to it. Whenever we saw an ambulance pulling into the campus with lights flashing - this was a place with a few thousand employees, many in their 50s and 60s - we looked at each other and said, "there's another guy that gets out of here feet first". And that was the truth.
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Great song and highly appropriate for the thread too!
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:15 PM   #67
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I'll be retiring 12/1/10 at age 58 with 35 years service at my job (regional electric utility company)... looking forward to it very much!

If I wanted dryer sheets wouldn't I just set the timer longer?
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:17 PM   #68
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I'll be retiring 12/1/10 at age 58 with 35 years service at my job (regional electric utility company)... looking forward to it very much!

If I wanted dryer sheets wouldn't I just set the timer longer?
Sounds like it could be a very old joke but I've never heard it before. Welcome to the forum, Sportster. Be sure to give us the weekly details of your adventures toward retiring in only three+ months. Do you have a number of days countdown?
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If I wanted dryer sheets wouldn't I just set the timer longer?
Are you trying to tell us you really aren't "confused about dryer sheets".
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Are you trying to tell us you really aren't "confused about dryer sheets".
It looks like he got it all figured out. See his post below.

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I'll be retiring 12/1/10 at age 58...
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Here's someone who definitely hasn't figured out ER:

Hazel McCallion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Maybe she doesn't think politics is a "job"!
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Here's someone who definitely hasn't figured out ER:

Hazel McCallion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Maybe she doesn't think politics is a "job"!
Politicians seem to be a special breed in terms of discouraging retirement under the age of about 75. And often beyond -- even *way* beyond.

I think the power is addicting and they don't know how to accept giving it up. I don't think money or the lack of being FI has anything to do with it.
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I think the power is addicting...
So what's their motivation to retire?

Both of Hawaii's senators are in their 80s. Dan Inouye has been in the Senate longer than I've been alive...
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:01 PM   #74
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Sounds like it could be a very old joke but I've never heard it before. Welcome to the forum, Sportster. Be sure to give us the weekly details of your adventures toward retiring in only three+ months. Do you have a number of days countdown?
Yea Joe... 100 days!!

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Are you trying to tell us you really aren't "confused about dryer sheets".
Just being corny...

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It looks like he got it all figured out. See his post below.


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Old 08-23-2010, 04:59 PM   #75
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Everyone is allowed to define these things as they see fit. To me, retiring should be done by 40, therefore 30 would be early. Though my definition of retirement is probably far different than most. I like the first part of this statement, the rest seems kind of goofy

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IMO, rtiring in your thirties is just moving to a less stressful job, and it might put you on the outs with all your friends who are still working, so essentially you move away and get a new kind of job.
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Hazel McCallion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Maybe she doesn't think politics is a "job"!
I say more power to her. Seems that she is doing an excellent job. I would be happy to trade any two of the recent Seattle mayors for her.

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Old 08-23-2010, 10:27 PM   #78
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If you love your job, work at it forever!

If your like me, get out at 55 with 33yrs...... if you can.............
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