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Old 09-12-2013, 04:57 AM   #21
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Once I gave my (then young) grandson a dollar just because I though he might want an ice cream cone. His response was, "Is that all?" I thought that showed a lack of appreciation for the opportunity so I took the dollar back and said, "Now think about it." and he wasn't able to get his ice cream.

Close to your situation although your freezer already has a lot of ice cream.

FWIW my grandson and I have a good relationship but I still don't think he ever really understood. Such are the minds of the young.


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Old 09-12-2013, 05:02 AM   #22
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(that and 2 more years waking up at 4AM and sitting in traffic for 3 hours a day)...
That would be more than enough to make up my mind!

I had that chance - $120k+ to start job and probably more thereafter, but at the cost of a hellish commute in the DC area. That was too high a price to pay. We headed for West Virginia and haven't looked back.

I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:09 AM   #23
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Stepford, it looks like you're MORE than fine financially. But it doesn't sound like you have the mindset to be able to walk away. I predict you will find another position for the next 2 years. And I'd wager it will be very hard for you to walk away then. For some it's just not natural to retire from a lucrative position.

Good luck in whatever you choose to do.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:25 AM   #24
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If that was my circumstance, I would take the severance and call it a day. However, if you love your job vs the free time and want to take your chances for another few years, I can see your dilemma.

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.
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