Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-09-2013, 09:12 AM   #21
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Live And Learn's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 1,537
Originally Posted by DivinDave View Post
Sometimes the good guys win.

Divin Dave
FIRED October 2012
I loved reading this thread and I'm so happy that you got to retire on your date with an extra 60 weeks pay ! That is what a call a win-win (you won TWICE !).

I wish you a happy retirement and I look forward to reading about your "get a life" adventures

"For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems grievous and painful; but afterwards it yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it." ~
Hebrews 12:11

ER'd in June 2015 at age 52. Initial WR 3%. 50/40/10 (Equity/Bond/Short Term) AA.
Live And Learn is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-09-2013, 10:25 AM   #22
Full time employment: Posting here.
citrine's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 933
So happy for you Divin! Enjoy your process of getting a life after work! I love hearing stories like this too

citrine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 10:55 AM   #23
ziggy29's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 15,419
Originally Posted by ERhoosier View Post
Agree with pb4uski. Both you & your doc could get in trouble if independent investigator audited matters & found less than convincing evidence. And keep in mind that this "stress" diagnosis could possibly be used as evidence of "mental" issues in the future. Not sure about CA, but in most areas such medical leave is deducted from your accrued vacation time. Not a free lunch to be sure.
I agree that it can be abused or over diagnosed, but in general I think health problems due to workplace stress (and for most people it keeps getting worse) are not given their due. It's like we have to wait until there is a serious problem that has already manifested before anyone will do anything about it. Until then, keep slaving away; the floggings will continue until morale improves.
"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)
ziggy29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 08:39 AM   #24
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
DFW_M5's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 4,632
Dave, Good for you, I like a story that shows nice guys can win in the end. All the best!

Doing things today that others won't, to do things tomorrow that others can't. Of course I'm referring to workouts, not robbing banks.
DFW_M5 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
can i go out on sick leave, hit my retirement date and not go back to work? retiringat50 Health and Early Retirement 7 12-02-2010 04:00 PM
Back on board-- ready to hear some wise info OHjosh Hi, I am... 4 08-15-2010 02:10 PM
I'm ready to leave DOCMECH Hi, I am... 25 02-16-2009 07:51 AM
The Sabbatical...the one year "trial" retirement Frugalityisthenewblack FIRE and Money 2 01-08-2009 11:58 AM
getting ready to leave Vancouver BC kally Hi, I am... 12 10-13-2006 01:38 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:10 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.