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Old 05-19-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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How time flies when you're having fun...

I just realized it was nearly 15 years to the day that I stopped working. Bit of a milestone as I have now more days "off" then "on" having worked for 15 years as well.

How about you? How long have others been "unemployed"?
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Old 05-19-2010, 02:18 PM   #2
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I've been retired or unemployed for about 3 1/2 months now! It is great and every new day I am so happy I don't have to go to work. Sometimes though when I'm around people who are still working I have to contain my joy a bit as they don't quite get it.
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:00 PM   #3
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I just realized it was nearly 15 years to the day that I stopped working. Bit of a milestone as I have now more days "off" then "on" having worked for 15 years as well.

How about you? How long have others been "unemployed"?
Oh wow man! Congrats! I'm a little over 4 years behind you. Celebrated my 10 years last August.

LARS - have you been a ski bum the whole time?

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Old 05-19-2010, 03:11 PM   #4
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Congratulations, LARS!

6 months for me...
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:14 PM   #5
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I've been retired or unemployed for about 3 1/2 months now! It is great and every new day I am so happy I don't have to go to work. Sometimes though when I'm around people who are still working I have to contain my joy a bit as they don't quite get it.

Hey, is there an echo in here? - that is me exactly

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Old 05-19-2010, 04:53 PM   #8
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Congratulations, LARS!

14 years, 4 months for me. Life is good!
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Oh wow man! Congrats! I'm a little over 4 years behind you. Celebrated my 10 years last August.

LARS - have you been a ski bum the whole time?

Audrey
Throttled back on the skiing a couple of years ago. Too much of a good thing I guess
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Congrats on years of retirement.
I'm only 5 months into it (give or take a few days) but it is great so far.
Still adjusting and concerned about some things but so far so good.
Just got back from a week at the gulf coast and man was that nice.
Even beat the oil slick it seems.
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Congratulations ! I'm at three years ,three months , eighteen days ,three hours and fifty four minutes but who's counting ?
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:05 PM   #12
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I am at one year and 5 months. Even on my worst days, I wouldn't trade them for a day at work! Most days want to jump for joy!
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I'm in for 10 years and 8 months, and lovin' every minute of it. Congrats to Lars and all the rest.
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I am in my 19th month now and I don't miss it at all, particularly the commute.

The other day, the Long Island (NY) Rail Road implemented its latest round of service cuts. One of the trains I often took while I was working got switched from a desirable and somewhat tolerable express train into a local one, annoying many commuters to my general area, for sure. But not me.

Getting out while I am still young (47 now, retired at 45) has immeasurably changed my life for the better.
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5 years and 2 months. And lazier every day that passes.....
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